Things to do

History and heritage

Dry Stone Walls Driving Trail

The City of Melton is home to some of the best and rarest examples of dry stone walls in Australia. This trail allows the public to experience and enjoy this important link to our history. A brochure detailing the driving trail is available from the Melton Visitor Information Centre.

Dry Stone Wall Driving Trail Brochure(PDF, 4MB)
Dry Stone Wall Driving Trail Brochure(DOCX, 16KB)

Eynesbury Estate

The Eynesbury Heritage Trail celebrates and interprets the heritage of this unique place. The magnificently restored homestead established in 1842 is a feature of two inter-connecting trails for you to explore.

Eynesbury

Melton Township Heritage Trail

On this self-guided walking trail you will be taken on a journey through more than 150 years of European History. You will explore Melton’s heritage streetscapes and learn about the pioneers who shaped the town from its early days.
A self guided tour brochure is available from the Melton Visitor Information Centre. 

The Willows Historical Park and Homestead

Reserve Rd, Melton Mel Ref 337 C9

Situated on the banks of Toolern Creek, The Willows Historical Park accommodates Melton’s oldest homestead, built in the 1850’s.

For more information, contact Melton and District Historical Society on (03) 9747 3333.

Other History & Heritage

Melton is home to many other historical sites and events.
For more information, contact the Melton Visitor Information Centre on (03) 9747 7300 or visitor@melton.vic.gov.au

Arts and culture

View a variety of public art within the City, from carved trees to steel constructions. Melton City is committed to high quality public art and has invested in internationally renowned artists.

Experience nature, parks, walks

Dingo Discovery and Research Centre

Dingo Discovery
350 Gisborne Road, Toolern Vale, (visits by appointment only)
(03) 5428 1245

Melton Botanic Garden

The Melton Botanic Garden currently includes:

  • Indigenous re-vegetation along Ryans Creek and around the main lake
  • Dryland Eucalyptus Arboretum with Australian understory vegetation
  • Koori Student Garden
  • Western Australian Garden
  • South Australian Garden
  • Southern African Garden
  • Bushfoods Garden
  • Victorian Volcanic Plains Garden

There is seating, BBQ facility, accessible toilets, public car park (Lakewood Boulevard) and walking paths.

The Plant Nursery is located at 21 Williams Street, Melton. The Melton Botanic Gardens public car park is located on Lakewood Boulevard.

Opening hours are Tuesday, Thursday and every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month 10am - 1pm.

Friends of Melton Botanic Garden

Melton Reservoir (also known as Exford Weir)

Exford Road, Exford
Southern Rural Water
Managed by Southern Rural Water
1300 139 510

Grey Box Forest at Eynesbury (forest walking trail)

Eynesbury Rd, Eynesbury
Eynesbury

Walks/Trails

Walks, parks and trails

Sport and leisure activities

Harness racing

Tabcorp Park
2 Ferris Road, Melton South
(03) 8746 0600

Golf

Eynesbury Golf
487 Eynesbury Road, Eynesbury
(03) 9971 0400

Melton Valley Golf Club
156-200 Melton Valley Drive, Melton
(03) 9747 8216

Indoor play

Absolute Kaos Indoor Play Cente
86-88 High Street, Melton
(03) 9746 0400

Little Legs Play Centre
Factory 2/99 High Street, Melton
(03) 9746 7529

Kemizo
10 Eucumbene Drive, Caroline Springs
(03) 8361 8200

Laughs Galore
Unit 3, 38-42 Westwood Drive, Ravenhall
(03) 8361 8588

Threesixty Trampoline Park
1103 Western Hwy, Ravenhall
(03) 8358 4692

swimming

Melton Waves
206 Coburns Road, Melton
(03) 9747 4333

Wine Tastings & Cellar Doors

Wine tastings are available at the cellar door of the local wineries.

Cinema

Reading Cinemas
533 High Street, Melton
(03) 9747 4444

Paintball

Xtreme Paintball
609 Leakes Road, Plumpton Vic 3335
(03) 9747 1199

Joy flights

Melton Air Services
995 Coburns Road, Melton
(03) 9746 1342

For more ideas and information about what to do in the City, contact the Melton Visitor Information Centre on (03) 9747 7300 or visitor@melton.vic.gov.au