Make the Most of Your Time in Balwyn Victoria

Make the Most of Your Time in Balwyn Victoria

Posted 2015-04-22 by Anassawfollow
Balwyn Wikimedia Commons

Balwyn Wikimedia Commons

Balwyn, Victoria offers visitors a wonderful place to get away from it all. Here you will discover plenty of things to do with vehicles from the local car hire ( see the list here ), including family friendly activities, historical sites, and excellent places to grab a bite to eat. They have several accommodations available that range from quaint bed and breakfasts to luxury resorts that make your stay here comfortable, and as the sun goes down, Balwyn’s nightlife kicks into gear with a variety of venues to pick from.

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Things to Do

While in Balwyn you can enjoy a peaceful day exploring the grounds at Maranoa Gardens . The various plants and flowers are clearly labeled, and there is a lookout tower offering amazing views of the surrounding gardens. There’s also a play area for the kids.

Maranoa Gardens Wikimedia Commons

Maranoa Gardens Wikimedia Commons

History buffs won’t want to miss the Western Front Tours of Australia’s World War One battle fields. Guides give visitors an emotional perspective on these intense battles with informative and comprehensive tutorials.

Take a break from your site seeing at Hahndorfs’ Chocolates where you can shop for gourmet chocolates or simply enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate with complimentary sweets. End the day with a movie at the Palace Cinema where you’ll feel you’ve stepped back in time as you enter this art deco building with several screens featuring blockbusters and foreign films.


Visitors to Balwyn can dine at local favorites such as Eastern Bell . In operation for over 25 years they serve Chinese dishes and have balcony seats offering panoramic views of the Dandenong Ranges. International cuisine can be found at Stefan’s Charcoal Grill while Italian fare is available at great places like Colombo’s Pizza House and Pastino. Low cost, quick bites can be had at Norma Loves Joe, Snow Pony, and Scarvelli Café. If it’s modern Australian food you’re after, try Mr. Hendrick’s.


Located close by Melbourne, Balwyn has an amazing nightlife available to visitors. The Nevermind Bar has a laid back atmosphere with an extensive beer and wine list. Rooftop space and the adjacent BBQ and grill add to the fun. The Bar None cocktail lounge serves appetizers and over 300 spirits to those looking for an intimate space, but its Casey’s Nightclub you’ll want for all night fun and parties. The four huge rooms are filled with music, and on Cheers Saturdays you can rock the night away to great DJs and bands. Watch for special events such as Toss the Boss Tuesdays.

Places to Stay

Balwyn offers accommodations for everyone from families on their yearly vacation to young couples on a romantic weekend get-away. Box Hill is ideal for those on extended stays. Their self-contained apartments and cottages are the perfect home away from home on longer visits. The Austin Rise Bed and Breakfast has well-appointed rooms with a communal kitchen and laundry. A hot breakfast starts each day, and coffee and teas are served at all hours. The Lamplight Motel has affordable accommodations in the suburbs near plenty of shopping and dining venues.


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