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Woodlands Historic Park

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Woodlands Historic Park provides a fascinating glimpse of the landscapes and wildlife seen by European settlers in the 1840s. The park has a 150-year old homestead, Indigenous canoe trees, native woodland and grassland. The fenced 'Back Paddock' is a great spot to see kangaroos, birds and other wildlife.

Things to see and do
- Visit Woodlands Homestead. Hosts will provide interesting accounts of its many owners over the years.
- Enjoy a picnic among the magnificent River Red Gum trees at the Somerton Road picnic area
- Explore the 1.5 km Moonee Ponds Creek Nature Walk
- Wander through the fenced 'Back Paddock' and see kangaroos, birds and other wildlife
- Walk up Gellibrand Hill. Explore the granite boulders and enjoy panoramic views
- Find out more about guided walks, spotlight strolls and more
- Sign up with the Friends of Woodlands Historic Park Inc. and assist on a variety of projects
- Jog or ride a bike or horse along the tracks
- View kangaroos in their natural surroundings

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

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Local directions:

Woodlands Historic Park is open to vehicles from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm extending to 6:00 pm at weekends during Daylight Savings. Pedestrian access is available at all times. The park is a 20 kilometre drive from the centre of Melbourne and is immediately north of Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport. Park entrances are off Somerton Road (Melways 178 C6) and Oaklands Rd for Woodlands Homestead (Melways 177J9), and Providence Road (Melway 178F10).

  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Horseriding
  • Self guided