Exploring Melbourne’s Suburbs – City of Whitehorse

Located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, the City of Whitehorse is a local government region in Victoria, Australia. Whitehorse has a population of 1,62,000, spread across an area of 25 square miles. It is located hardly 15 kilometres away to the east of Melbourne. The logo of the city is modelled on the knight, being the most flexible and powerful pieces in the game of chess. The power of Whitehorse emanates from the mythological and historical representation of fertility, courage and strength. If you are planning to visit this suburban area, don’t forget to choose cheap bus hire in Melbourne.

 

About The City Of Whitehorse

Following the amalgamation of the former cities of Nunawading and Box Hill, the city of Whitehorse was formed in December 1994. The name was derived from a pub, White Horse Inn, which originally existed in late 19th century. The municipality is bounded by the City of Boroondara to the west, the city of Monash to the south, cities of Knox and Maroondah to the east and city of Manningham to the north. Suburbs in Whitehorse include Vermont, Surrey Hills, Vermont South, Nunawading, Mont Albert North, Mont Albert, Mitcham, Forest Hill, Burwood, Box Hill, Blackburn, Box Hill North and Blackburn North. Enlisted below are some of the top attractions you must visit, while in the city of Whitehorse.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre

The Community Arts Centre in Whitehorse Council is a cultural and artistic hub located in the city. It houses a wide array of local arts groups, encompassing the Alcove Art Shop, where anyone from different backgrounds converge together to enjoy and experience the beauty of art. Art workshops and lessons are available throughout the calendar year, suitable for anyone with any taste.  The meeting rooms and art studio of the centre, including the exhibition space is available for hiring.

Whitehorse Farmers Market

Held on the second Sunday of each month, the Whitehorse Farmers Markets takes place on the grounds of Whitehorse Civic Centre at Nunawading. The market is run by the Rotary Group in the city, which includes the clubs of Surrey Hills, Mont Albert, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Box Hill Central and Box Hill. The market offers the community with easy access to organic food items and fresh-farm produce, giving dealers a local venue for potential business.

This community event is aimed at focussing on an array of health, social and economic benefits from the market, with a dedication to put all raised funds towards community projects in the city, for the betterment of it. With environmental sustainability in mind, the market encourages you to bring along their eco-friendly bags.

Aqualink Box Hill

Tucked neatly in the stunning surroundings of Surrey Park, Aqualink Box Hill is next to Surrey Drive. This was initially a profound water hole that turned into a pool in the country in early 20th century. The current Aqualink Box Hill is twice the size from what it was earlier. This place has set a brand new record for leisure and aquatic facilities in the country.

From leading sustainable design to flexible and spacious aquatic facilities, it has transformed into one of the most innovative and modern centres in Australia. Some of the key highlights include 25 metre 10-lane heated outdoor pool, 25m 6-lane heated indoor pool, learn to swim pool, water play area, 26 metre by 9 metre warm-therapy pool, triple spring board diving pool and learn-to-swim program as well. There’s a state-of-the-art gymnasium with high tech equipment and multi-use group fitness spaces with high quality AV system. Additionally, there are tennis and soccer courts, multi-use stadium and modern café.

Bike Routes and Walking Tracks

The city of Whitehorse is blessed with some incredible bike routes and walking tracks, boasting plenty of options to suit people of all abilities. An expert may also be available to help you in matching fitness levels, before you hit the playgrounds, skate parks, mountain bike tracks and BMX tracks in Whitehorse. Some of the most renowned bike routes and walking tracks include:

  • The Gardiners Creek Reserve has some shared tracks for cyclists and walkers in Burwood. Towards the northern section of the Creek, you will find numerous tracks suitable for biking activities. If you are travelling near to the billabong, you will witness a host of open forest and wetland birds such as Little Pied Cormorant and Purple Swamphen.
  • Offering a 1.3 km shared track for cyclists and walkers, The Lookout Trail Park in Vermont South offers expansive views of the charming landscape within the Dandenong Ranges and Dandenong Creek Valley.
  • Known to be one of the largest bushland sites in the municipality, the 1.6 km walking path close to the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is another popular choice. Spanning across 26 hectares, the sanctuary offers protective habitat for indigenous plants and native animals, with a number of tracks in the surrounding region.
  • Boasting picturesque views and beautiful landscape, the Mitcham’s Shared Trail is perfect for a ride.  The historic Mullum Mullum Creek Track merges onto the Yarran Reserve and Schwerkolt Cottage, prior to moving into the Manningham city, with the track crossing back to the Whitehorse city.

Grab everything you need, be it camping gears, bikes, walking boots or your group of family and friends. Explore the best of outdoors in Whitehorse by discovering these tracks.

Mitcham Community House

Each week, more than 1400 children and adults attend activities at the Mitcham Community House, which focuses on enhancing local community by providing affordable opportunities for personal growth, social interaction, support and learning in a friendly and warm ambiance. Activities held during the days, evenings and weekends are open to all community members and are reasonably priced. Some of the exclusive programs include volunteering opportunities at the house, English as second language, Auslan sign language, children’s playgroups, computers, cooking and community luncheons, fitness and recreation.

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