Roses in bloom, Lion cubs and a craft beer festival – here’s our round up of top things to do this Spring in Werribee and Surrounds.
See 5,000 roses in bloom at the Victoria State Rose Garden
See the Victoria State Rose Garden at its spectacular spring best at the free, two-day State Rose & Garden Show on 11 –12 November, featuring workshops, gardening exhibits, plant stalls, live music and talks from gardening experts.
Get your friends together for the Westie Beer Festie
Snap up your tickets to the very first Westie Beer Festie on 21 October at Wyndham Harbour brought to you by Old Habits CBW. Taste your way through top drops from fifteen craft brewers and enjoy woodfired pizzas from 3030 Boulevard .
Picnic in Werribee Park
The gardens of Werribee Park are beautiful at any time of year, but particularly so in spring! Pre-order a picnic hamper from The Refectory Parlour to enjoy in the grounds, or grazing box from Wyndham Cache or The Little Deli Panini Bar.
See out the week at Shadowfax Winery
Make the most of the warmer weather with Friday Nights at Shadowfax Winery –. Catch up with friends over dinner, enjoy live music and taste top drops from the latest vintage. Bookings recommended.
Visit the Lion cubs at Werribee Open Range Zoo
See Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new trio of Lion cubs Mwezi, Kianga and Jango and climb aboard the iconic Safari Bus to explore the African savannah – included in entry.
See Werribee Park Mansion in a whole new light
Sure you’ve visited Werribee Park Mansion by day, but have you experienced it by night? Enjoy Essence Productions’ immersive theatre experiences, What Was That? or The Dress, with regular sessions running in September and October. Bookings essential.
Enjoy Breakfast with the Stars at Werribee Racing Club
Got a keen eye on the spring racing season? See the international horses training out on the track at Werribee Racecourse and enjoy a gourmet sit-down breakfast, with the IRT International Breakfast with the Stars on 2 November. Bookings essential.
Test your mini golf skills
Check out the new eighteen-hole mini golf course at Holey Moley in Point Cook or enjoy the spring sunshine at the outdoor, nature-based course at The Elements Coastal Activity Park.
Book a table outdoors
Time to swap the cosy fireplaces of winter for sunny street dining, spacious beer gardens and waterfront views. Try Tuckers, Teddy Picker, Bridge Hotel Werribee, Truckstop Deluxe, Wyndham Cache, The Park Werribee or take your pick from these top cafes and street eats.
Take in the view at Cheetham Wetlands
Never been to Cheetham Wetlands before? It makes for a great family walk (1.5 kilometres each way), with the reward of the observation tower and its stunning wetland and city views. You can also extend your adventure with a walk along the beach at Point Cook Coastal Park or side trip to Campbells Cove Boathouses.