"6 Activities Around Berwick for Memorable Family and Friends' Adventures!" 

Dive in to our little guide to help you find an activity in Berwick or it's surroundings. 

We've hand picked 6 activities that we think will cater to all visitors.

1 . Wilsons Botanical Garden

Explore 39 hectares of lush landscapes at the park, boasting a diverse collection of over 1000 plant species, including both native and exotic varieties. Encounter a plethora of wildlife, with more than 80 bird species, along with turtles, frogs, lizards, and snakes. Keep these fascinating details in mind as you delight in your park experience. 

You can hire picnic areas and BBQ facilities for a leisurely time with friends and family, complete with a playground for the little ones. Delve into the enchanting walking trails that wind around three stunningly named lakes – Water Lily Lake, Anniversary Lake, and Basalt Lake. Bird enthusiasts can delight in the Bird Hide located on the shores of Basalt Lake, offering a concealed vantage point to observe native wildlife in their natural habitat.

If you plan to visit, it's advisable to check for any updated information on the official website or contact the park directly to ensure accurate details regarding opening hours, special events, and any visitor guidelines. Enjoy your exploration of Wilson Botanic Garden!

2 . Puffing Billy

Step into the enchanting world of Puffing Billy, Australia's beloved steam train nestled in the Dandenong Ranges, just an hour east of Melbourne. Offering a blend of energetic adventures, nostalgic vibes, and cultural experiences, Puffing Billy Railway caters to every visitor - especially for kids!

Established in 1900 to serve local hill communities by transporting passengers, timber, livestock, and various goods, the railway has transformed into a prominent tourist attraction. 

Witness the magic of steam train travel as historic locomotives come to life at the station. Inhale the aroma of billowing steam and immerse yourself in the evocative sounds of the train's whistle. Our welcoming conductors will guide you onto open-side carriages for a tranquil journey, traversing hills, iconic timber trestle bridges, valleys, and the original mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook. 

Visit the official Puffing Billy website to view their ticket prices, experiences and events. 

3 . Paint and Sip 

Paint and Sip at Outpour Studio offer a perfect blend of artistic exploration and socialising. Picture a cosy studio adorned with canvases, easels, and a vibrant palette of colours. Participants, armed with brushes and a glass of their favourite beverage, embark on a journey of self-expression guided by a skilled instructor.

Paint and Sip is an ideal group activity. Whether it's a girls' night out, a date night, or a team-building event, the shared experience fosters camaraderie and strengthens connections. Laughter flows as freely as the paint, and the end result is not just a canvas to take home but a shared memory.

Each Paint and Sip event comes with its own theme, providing variety and catering to different interests. Whether it's a seasonal landscape, a still life, or a whimsical abstract piece, participants get to experiment with

Visit Outpourstudio.com for upcoming events and bookings!

4 . Peninsula Hotsprings 

The Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs offer a range of activities and experiences designed to promote relaxation, wellness, and enjoyment. Here are some of the activities you can typically enjoy at the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs:

Bathing in Thermal Pools, Reflexology Walk, Saunas and Steam Rooms, Spa Treatments Yoga and Mindfulness Classes, Dining Experiences and much more. Some hot springs facilities offer private bathing experiences, allowing visitors to enjoy a more secluded and intimate spa experience.

It's recommended to check the official website of the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs or contact them directly for the latest information on available activities, events, and any specific guidelines or offerings they may have.

5 . Emerald Lake  

In the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, Emerald Lake Park beckons nature enthusiasts and seekers of serenity alike. The centerpiece of this picturesque haven is the placid Emerald Lake, offering a perfect backdrop for leisurely strolls, paddle boating adventures, and moments of quiet reflection. 

The walking tracks meander through lush greenery, creating a serene environment for nature lovers to explore, while the opportunity to cast a line into the lake's calm waters provides a peaceful retreat for fishing enthusiasts. 

Emerald Lake Park is not only a nature lover's paradise but also a haven for families seeking wholesome fun. The vibrant playground invites the laughter of children, providing a delightful space for them to unleash their energy. Picnic areas, equipped with barbecues and shelters, encourage families and friends to come together for a day of shared meals and relaxation.  Before planning a visit, it's advisable to check for any updates or changes in operating hours, facilities, or events on the official website of Emerald Lake Park or by contacting the relevant authorities. 

6 . Akoonah Park Market  

Immerse yourself in a lively and communal atmosphere at the Akoonah Park Market, a vibrant Sunday market boasting over 350 indoor and outdoor stalls, open from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. Regarded as one of Melbourne's finest farmer's markets, this event features an extensive array of categories, including food, fresh produce, flowers, plants, handcrafts, tools, eco-friendly products, artwork, pet supplies, bric-a-brac, pony rides, jumping castles, and much more.

Akoonah Park Market is an ideal destination to gather with family and friends, offering a delightful experience filled with delicious food and a vast array of stalls to explore. 

Famous for its diverse culinary offerings, the market's takeaway food stalls cater to various tastes, featuring Chinese, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, Sri Lankan, and Mexican cuisines. Open year-round and in all weather conditions, the market only takes a break between Christmas and New Year, as well as on the last Sunday of February due to the Berwick Show.

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