Set between the sacred peaks of the You Yangs and the sparkling blue of the bay is the western hub of Werribee. Explore a world of rolling golden plains, rich red dirt, historic buildings and market gardens, only 30 minutes from Melbourne's city centre.

Werribee Park Precinct

Step back in time at the Werribee Park Precinct, home to Italianate mansion and stunning gardens, and an abundance of experiences within a heartbeat of each other.

Take in the Downton Abbey–style grandeur of Werribee Park Mansion, and head to The Refectory for an award-winning dining experience. Enjoy a picnic in the stunning Victoria State Rose Garden, where more than 5,000 roses bloom from October to May.

Hoof it to the National Equestrian Centre for equine events, or navigate your way around the rolling plains of Werribee Open Range Zoo. Go for the green at Werribee Park Golf Club, or soak up the atmosphere at the Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park.

Stop in at Shadowfax Winery for a taste of their premium drop. Coast down the Werribee River to see the stunning K Road Cliffs, a spectacular spot at sunset. Wander along the path at the top of the cliffs, taking in the view of the surrounding farmland. See if you can spot the granite peaks of the You Yangs in the distance.

Heritage and culture

Uncover the rich history of Werribee and surrounds, from the Indigenous communities that thrived along the Werribee River, to the first Italian market gardeners.

Take an illuminating trip through the history of Werribee Mansion with an after-dark tour, or step back in time at the Werribee Park Heritage Orchard, Point Cook Homestead or Little River Mechanics Institute.

Get to the heart of the contemporary arts scene with a visit to Wyndham Art Gallery, and explore Werribee's public street art.

Aviation adventurers can take flight in a Tiger Moth or check out the huge collection of military aircraft at the Point Cook RAAF Museum, birthplace of the Australian Flying Corps and the Royal Australian Air Force. Head to the hangar of the B-24 Liberator –Australia’s only surviving World War II bomber – for a hands-on experience and to watch it fly by.

Outdoor adventure

Set sail at Wyndham Harbour, kayak down Werribee River, or throw in a fishing line at Werribee South Foreshore. Flock to internationally renowned wetlands to spot rare birds, then play like a champion at Werribee Park and Sanctuary Lakes Golf Clubs.

Stretch your legs along the waterfront at Wyndham Harbour, and on riverside bike and walking tracks, or spend a day on the trail at You Yangs Regional Park.

Wine, dine and indulge

Get your coffee and brunch fix on Watton Street or unwind at a local wine bar. There's plenty of Asian, Chinese and Indian street food to take your tastebuds on a culinary tour. Indulge in high tea at Lancemore Mansion Hotel, or settle in for the degustation at Joseph's Dining. Shop up a storm at Pacific Werribee, and uncover hidden gems at local independent stores.

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