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A quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne city, the South East region of Melbourne is definitely not without its own excitement. Home to abundant areas of natural parks and reserves, the South East is one of the nature lover's key places to go.
Immerse yourself in Churchill National Park, an example of the original untouched Melbourne landscape before settlement. Tracks wander through a thickly wooded landscape throughout the park and are ideal for peaceful walks, jogging or cycling. The Cardinia Reservoir Park is also a great place for family day activities. Watch the Eastern Grey Kangaroos feeding at dusk or bask in the sun along the kangaroo viewing trail. Enjoy panoramic views of the park from the many lookouts and vantage points or take a walk across the dam.
The city of Casey encompasses Cranbourne's Royal Botanic Garden as well as the suburb of Berwick. Berwick is rich in historical culture and is home to a famous and intriguing Old Cheese Factory. Originally part of the historic Springfield Estate, the Old Cheese Factory stands as a tall reminder of Australia's early history and allows visitors to step back in time and explore the historic buildings or enjoy the beautifully-landscaped gardens.
The Casey farmer's markets are also held at the factory. Dabble in the tastes and smells of farm fresh and organic seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, honey, wines, olives, cheeses, eggs, condiments and free range poultry, lamb, beef, pork and a whole lot more at these events.
For those with a bit of vibrancy for the art world visit the Walker St Gallery and Arts Centre in the city of Dandenong celebrating the energy of the area's artistic identity. The centre hosts an exciting range of high quality and diverse exhibitions and attractions from leading Australian artists to internationally acclaimed illustrators.
Conquer your fear of creatures of the deep sea at the Shark and Ray Centre in Dandenong, one of the greatest animal experiences you can find. Wade in pools whilst you feed an amazing array of sharks and stingrays in complete safety. Children love it just as much as adults, so embrace the warm welcome of the animals that used to scare you.
Reconnect with countryside serenity while taking part in the vast variety of things to do in South East Melbourne. It's the perfect place to get out, see what's on and create new, marvellous memories.
South East Melbourne Events & What's On
- Winter Arts Festival: NAIDOC Celebration - Koolin-ik ba kirrip-buluk 2017 Royal Botanic Gardens
- Gill Pedrana Exhibition Fairview Arts Space
- Victorian Poetry Slam Heat - Hampton Park Library Hampton Park Library
- Communicating & Presenting with Confidence Workshop Casey Radio 97.7 FM
- Winter Arts Festival: Portrait Sculpting with Jessie McLennan The Old Cheese Factory
- Chicago @ Drum Theatre The Drum Theatre (Dandenong Town Hall)
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