Situated on the land of the Wurundjeri people, the leafy north Melbourne suburb of Bundoora is named after the indigenous “Kelbundoora” tribe. Discover Bundoora’s vibrant art scene, lively community markets and one of Victoria’s most diverse parks.
Things to do
Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent 19th-century mansion, housing the City of Darebin’s art collection. Wander the contemporary art gallery or join a workshop, before sitting down to a delicious afternoon tea in the elegant billiards room overlooking the manicured gardens.
Escape to Bundoora Park to visit the Children’s Farm and Heritage Village in Cooper’s Settlement. Feed the farm animals, enjoy a tractor ride and see traditional trades and machinery. You might even spot a kangaroo or emu roaming the Wildlife Reserve.
For some peace and quiet, relax in Bundoora Park’s many beautiful picnic and playground areas. Play a round of golf at the public golf course or climb to the top of Mount Cooper for impressive views of Melbourne’s skyline.
Shop for all your favourite brands at Uni Hill Factory Outlets, Bundoora’s largest discount shopping precinct. Browse Melbourne-based brands, like Mimco and Mossman, and many top international retailers, including Birkenstock and Nike.
Experience community atmosphere on Saturday morning at Bundoora Farmer’s Market, where you can find fresh local produce and sample the region’s best gourmet fare. Taste New Leaf’s award-winning condiments and sauces and don’t leave without treating yourself to a refreshing Chai-infused ginger beer at Chai Spice.
You can reach Bundoora from Melbourne International Airport by bus or car. Once in Bundoora, a comprehensive train, tram and bus network makes exploring easy. The closest train stations are South Morang and Watsonia, with Melbourne CBD less than one hour away.
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