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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

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80 Central Rd, Blackburn, Whitehorse, Victoria 3130, Australia
+61 3 9878 6829
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Thick forest

While much can be made of the large lake in its centre, the surrounding forest is great in how it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
quiet in suburbia

A nice quiet place situated amidst the hustle and bustle of surburbia. Nice place to stroll around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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“bird life” (7 reviews)
80 Central Rd, Blackburn, Whitehorse, Victoria 3130, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While much can be made of the large lake in its centre, the surrounding forest is great in how it screens out the noise of the distant traffic and makes you think you are in a wilderness. The paths are wide and well marked with...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice quiet place situated amidst the hustle and bustle of surburbia. Nice place to stroll around but it is really in need of some attention and clean up.

Thank ColX27185
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Nice relaxing walk to spend a few hours listening to the birds walking the many walking tracks a good day out of you have a few hours up your sleeve

Thank Craig J
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Just a lovely walk, take your dogs and your friends and wonder along the tracks. The Lake is beautiful and there are many spots to stop and take photos or just rest and enjoy the view

Thank chrismrjs
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Nothing to rave about. Over-rated. Boring. Need a lot of revamping and development to attract visitors.

Thank notarobot100
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The Sanctuary is a gem for the community as it is a haven for walking, resting, playing and watching. We had annual Friends Luncheon in June with the BLS Advisory Committee. A wonderful place cared and supported by community and City of Whitehorse. I am...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful planked/lake to visit any time of the year. Lovely walks that are pram friendly (may get a little muddy) and lots of ply equipment for the older children.

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I did a project on this place about 20 years ago and loved it. It used to be a daffodil farm last century and still these days you can see the odd jonquil or daffodil pop up in season. Come here with all your friends...More

2  Thank UrbanDrifter
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This place is gorgeous. It is for everyone - you can walk alone, ride a bike, run or take pictures. You can bring your kids - park has a beautiful playground. You can have a picnic in a picnic area. And you will be satisfied...More

1  Thank Yelena D
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Slightly hidden from the madding crowd. Not a big lake, manageable to walk around the lake within 1 hour. Not much to see, just okay as revamp is needed desperately.

1  Thank Jeffrie T
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Yasmine R
12 October 2017|
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Response from Amanda L | Reviewed this property |
Apologies, only saw this now...unfortunately not, no BBQs, would be nice though!
4 April 2015|
Response from nbrown1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello I have always driven here, but you can catch a train to Blackburn station and it is a short walk from there down Central Road. It is not far to walk and very easy, not hilly at all. Buses also go down Blackburn Road... More