Exploring Melbourne’s Suburbs – City Of Whittlesea

Explore the City of Whittlesea with Melbourne Bus Charter!

The coastal capital of Victoria, Melbourne is a city full of tree-line boulevards and 19th century buildings with buzzing nightlife and cultural events that lit up the city with vibrant colour and vivacious people. Tucked neatly on outer northern suburbs of Melbourne Central Business District, the city of Whittlesea is a local government area that recognizes the rich Aboriginal history of the country. If you are looking to explore the regions of Whittlesea with your friends or family, opt for bus charter in Melbourne to avoid any hassles while commuting.

About the City of Whittlesea

Located at a distance of about 20 km from the Central Business District of Melbourne, the city of Whittlesea had its origin in two separate districts. The area is well known for its multiculturalism and rich aboriginal history. The urban area is made of small suburbs namely, Bundoora, Doreen, Epping, Lalor, Mernda, Mill Park, South Morang, Thomastown, Eden Park, Donny Brook and Whittlesea Township.

With the splendid Yan Yean Lake to the extensive cycling, driving and walking routes, and huge reserves of local produce, the city of Whittlesea is an ideal spot to escape the hurly-burly of city as you explore the rich culture of this place and interact with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, with as much as 40 percent non-English speaking residents.

After having visited the heritage sites across the region, kick up your heels at one of the many cultural celebrations and local festivals, or hop over to the craft markets for some shopping. As the day comes to an end, submerge yourself in the aroma of an exceptional wining and dining experience at one of restaurants in the city. There are many more things you can do; some of which are enlisted below.


Previously known as The Whittlesea Alpine Toboggan Park, Funfields is a fun-themed amusement park with as much 14 different rides for people of all ages.  There’s a specific kid zone with a train ride of Jungle Express and a carousel of Pony Express. There’s a water ride section with a set of electric bumper boats, Bumpa Bay and tandem tube slides, Wipe Out and Blackout. You can also enjoy riding on a foam mat in a series of flume slides at the splashdown.

Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre

If you are looking to experience an exceptional live theatrical performance or a popular social function in Whittlesea, pay a visit to the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre. This multi-purpose venue has 2 big theatres and 7 flexible spaces ideal for all sorts of events. From your favourite tunes to classic duos and theatrical productions to stand-up comedy, there are shows lined up throughout the year. Special guest performances will be the order of the day as the auditorium will converge to fitness the finest theatrical plots that are sure to give you goose bumps.

Coopers Settlement, Bundoora Park

Featuring a wildlife reserve, visitor centre and heritage village, the Coopers Settlement in Bundoora Park will give you a complete farm experience with a chance to touch and feed beautiful animals. A tractor ride will take you on a journey to explore the emus and kangaroos in the Wildlife Reserve, while kids can take the pony ride around the Urban Farm. There are community garden plots available on lease and you can also buy guinea pigs and chickens as pet.

Tramway Museum

This vintage site at the Bylands houses one of the largest and most unique collections of trams in Australia, including cable trams, electric trams, horse trams, motor vehicles and other restorations.  The Tramway Museum Society founded in 1962 is dedicated towards preserving the heritage of Victoria’s Tramway for future generations. Most of the tram fleet is from Melbourne, with others from Sydney, Adelaide, Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong.

Uncle Nev’s Horse Riding

You cannot ask for a more thrilling day out at Whittlesea than riding a horse at Uncle Nev’s cottage. Take a leisure walk through Mt. Disappointment State Forest or race over the hills as you witness the captivating nature and rich wildlife of the region.  They cater to all levels of horse riding from novices to the experienced and children above the age of 8 years can also take part. The friendly staff will make sure that you get the back of the right horse to ride on, from a collection of 60 horses.

Other Whittlesea Attractions

Some other spots in the Whittlesea region that are worth exploring include:

Fantastic Accommodations to Choose From

If you are on a visit to Whittlesea for more than a day, you can consider staying in one of these accommodations:

  • Stoneywood Farm & Garden Country House: Nestled in the foothills of the Kinglake Ranges, this splendid rural retreat offers majestic views of the Plenty Valley Region, as you relax in a master bedroom of a country-style farmhouse.
  • Quest Bundoora: Hardly a 20-minute drive from the Melbourne Airport, this modern apartment hotel has everything from casual studio to 3-bedroom apartment with stylish décor, kitchenettes, BBQs and free Wi-Fi service.
  • Best Western Mill Park Motor Inn: Just 20 minutes from Whittlesea Township, this hotel is in proximity to all popular destinations. You can choose from single, family, twin or queen suites as well as avail conference facilities.

Use Melbourne Bus Charter for Day Trips in Whittlesea!

If you are looking to explore Whittlesea in its entirety, it’s a smart choice to opt for bus hire services for a safe, comfortable and convenient ride. Our experienced driver will take you on a comfy ride to the popular spots, as you sit back and enjoy the scenic beauty of this popular suburb.

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