Newport Lakes Reserve

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  • Address: Newport VIC 3015, Australia, Melbourne
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Leisure, Family And Kids, Lake, Nature

Newport Lakes Park is a huge bushland park that offers as a great place for family picnics or leisurely solitary walks. The park was created from a former bluestone quarry and rubbish tip site in the middle of Newport. As the name suggests, the centre of attraction is the lake around which over 200 species of plants and 85 species of birds are found. In order to cover two kilometres nature trail around the lake, it takes around 40 minutes to cover. To help you self-guide, you can get hold of the brochure about the trail that is available from the on-site nursery.

  • Dogs are not permitted in the area around the lakes but are welcome in the western part of the park.

  • Entry is Free.

  • The public carpark is open daily from 7.30am to dusk. The park is open to visitors on foot at all hours.

  • By Train: Newport station

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  • Newport Lakes Reserve Address: Newport VIC 3015, Australia, Melbourne
  • Newport Lakes Reserve Timing: 24-hrs
  • Newport Lakes Reserve Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Newport Lakes Reserve(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Newport Lakes Reserve: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 1.51% of people who visit Melbourne include Newport Lakes Reserve in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Newport Lakes Reserve visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Newport Lakes Reserve

Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Newport Lakes Reserve

People normally club together Overnewton Castle and Westgate Park while planning their visit to Newport Lakes Reserve.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Newport lakes feels like you about a two hour drive from melbourne. It feels as though you are in the middle of a forest. It has three different levels of walking track. And you can cross the lake over rocks. Good for picnics and gatherings. BBQ just outside of entrance.

  • EXCELLENT COUNTERBALANCE TO THE PETROCHEMICAL -INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE NEARBY Newport is home to some very ugly petrochemical plants so its nice to have little parks like this one to provide a bit of greenery and relief from the harsh industrial feel of the suburb

  • Awesome place for a day outing with absolute no nonsense and a lots of bird watching for the younger ones the place is about 20 mins walk from spotswood station and and is a huge area to cover within . The best part if the foot bridge or the stone bridge crossing that gives you an amazing feel and view of the place itself . Perfect for photography as well one can spot many kids of birds here.

  • They've done an excellent job converting the area to parkland. You can walk around the lake and enjoy nature. There's also an off leash area with plenty of space.

  • Great place for a picnic. Toilets, tables, covered area.

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