MELBOURNE'S pink lake
Its that time of the year again the inst-famous salt lake in Westgate Park, in Port Melbourne below the Westgate Bridge, has turned bright pink again due to a perfect mix of high temperatures, sunlight and low rainfall.
The natural phenomenon in response to very high salt levels, high temperatures, sunlight and lack of rainfall. Algae growing in the salt crust at the bottom of the lake produces the red pigment (beta carotene) as part of its photosynthesis process and in response to the extremely high salt levels.
The Park is located in Fishermans Bend, Melbourne at the city end of the Westgate Freeway. It is close to the exit ramps near the bridge or along Lorimer Street from the city. The main entry is off Todd Road, just north of the bridge, others at end Lorimer Street (on street parking usually available) and end Wharf Road.
While its a great spot to take photos It is strongly recommend you don’t come into contact with the water. The lake is expected to return to its normal colour towards winter, when the weather cools and rainfall increases.
Todd Road, Port Melbourne, Victoria, 3207
Find out more about Westgate Park http://bit.ly/2mv8ouc
new playground Launch at The Grove in tarneit
There's a NEW Aeroplane Park at The Grove
Easy access around and in the aircraft
The design of the 17m long Cargo Plane (J2690) meets the needs of children with disabilities by incorporating specific facilities (ramps, wide platforms) and an appropriate selection of play activities. A wheelchair accessible ramp and a large space inside enable children in wheelchairs to play with other children, regardless of the different abilities of each child. There is also plenty of room for carers to assist.
The cockpit has 2 control columns, one of them can be accessed and used by a child seated in a wheelchair. The instrument panel incorporates a play panel to encourage fine motor skills.
Educational play panels
Located inside and readily accessible, the play panels provide manipulative play and concentration activities. They help with vision, observation and hand-eye coordination.
With its large wraparound seat, the Pod Swing is reassuring, both physically and psychologically. It combinesmotor coordination and sensory stimulation while encouraging social play. Children of all abilities are able to enjoy swinging together, and there is room for an accompanying adult to join in and provide support.
Additional play equipment
Additional play equipment that matches the aeronautical theme includes an Aviator character Play Panel,Stella Springer (J856) and Looping Plane Springer (J3961) which encourage role play, imaginative play and social interaction of younger children. Older children will have lots of fun riding the Double Spring Perch (J986) that is also included in the playground.
Stanhope Road, Tarneit (near the corner of Yellowfin Drive.)
Stanhope Rd, Tarneit
Once upon a time in land far far away, Its just like stepping into a land of fairly tale's. Fairy Park is a place totally dedicated to story telling of fairy tales and ancient myths and legends. A spectacular rocky hilltop has been crafted into a truly unique place where family and friends come to relax and enjoy a day out together.
We like spending the day there having a BBQ but if you are in a hurry allow a couple of hours to get a feel for the place. There are three main areas they are the Fairytale Land, Camelots Playground and the Elephant Rock Picnic Grounds. Suitable for the young and the young at heart, Fairy Park will delight and intrigue all those who make take the journey. I've been going here since i was a child and always makes me feel happy reminding me of my childhood watching my kids play and explore the fairy tale displays.
Times: Mon - Friday 10am - 5pm.
Child $8.00 Adult $16.00
Children under the age of 3 FREE
Click Here for School holiday and Public holidays Operating hours
2388 Ballan road Anakie Melbourne Victoria
This playground is a Hidden Gem!
I have been meaning to take the kids to this playground for some time and I'm so glad I did.Hidden away off Neptune Street, this huge playground features a flying fox, trampolines, a wooden maze, giant ship and a Tree house.
There is a massive sandpit, a tall ship with a slide and a massive wooden playground with all sorts of tunnels and mazes and to top it off there is also a skate ramp.
Whats Great is it has a community kitchen where you can make your self a coffee or tea and sit back on the comfy Lounge whilst the kids play.How good is that!
You can even have a birthday party on their mega table with a giant chair for the birthday child.
Off Neptune St, St Kilda Melbourne
Monday to Friday: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
School Holidays: 12pm to 4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm to 4.30pm
Public holidays: 12pm to 4pm
Things to know:
For more details or to book a party click on the link below
This playground is located in the corner section bordered by Beacon Rd, Crichton Avenue and Tucker Avenue.
The features include a large play structure formed to resemble a dragon that includes:
In addition, the playground also features:
The Sandridge Trugo Club and Hobson’s Bay Dog Obedience Club are located in the eastern section of the reserve.
Please note that there are no toilets or BBQ located at the reserve.
Melways Reference 56 K2
Garden City Reserve is bordered by Beacon Rd, Crichton Avenue, Tucker Avenue , Clark Street and Poolman Street in Port Melbourne. Park paths entering the reserve are accessible from all street frontages. The playground is located in the corner section bordered by Beacon Road, Crichton Avenue and Tucker Avenue.