Wantirna Tourism

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Wantirna is a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. It is 24 km east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Knox. According to the 2006 census Wantirna had a population of 13,978. Its name is derived from the local aboriginal population's meaning for, "a gurgling stream". The Knox Private Hospital and Westfield Knox shopping centre are located in Wantirna. The EastLink tollway runs through Wantirna with interchanges at Boronia Road and Burwood Highway. Wantirna was first settled in 1840 when Mrs. Madeline Scott established the "Bushy Park" cattle run on the banks of the Dandenong Creek. During the 1870s other pioneers opened up the area to settlement. In 1912 the need for a school to serve the local area soon became apparent in this small but fast-growing area; the Finger family donated two acres of land on the southern side of Mountain Hwy (then known as Wantirna-Sassafrass Rd) and a timber schoolhouse was opened. The Finger and Fankhauser families were prime movers in the erection of the Methodist Church opened opposite the school in May 1914, and a Parish Hall was built on Burwood Highway in 1924. Wantirna Post Office opened on 1 November 1913, closed in 1977, and reopened in 1983. The Wantirna Reserve was provided by the council in 1925 and a tennis court was built there shortly afterwards. In December 1939, after the outbreak of World War II, West Prussia Road was renamed Wantirna Road. Locations in Wantirna, especially Westfield Knox, are occasionally used to shoot the soap opera Neighbours. Koomba Park is a large native bushland park spanning the area between Dandenong Creek and the Eastlink Tollway. It is run by Parks Victoria and was opened in 1982. The Victorian Jazz Archive is located within Koomba Park.

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Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Wantirna, Australia. A gripping city on its own right, Melbourne also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from Wantirna and set some time aside to explore the Melbourne. Dotted with places like Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Melbourne Zoo, Bourke Street And Melbourne Central; it will definitely be a good idea. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Wantirna.

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Facts and Stats for Wantirna*

  • Pollution Statistics in Wantirna

    Know the pollution level of Wantirna before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.94 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.13 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.41 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.76 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.76 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.43 (Very Low)
  • Wantirna: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Wantirna for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wantirna.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.32 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.12 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.14 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 32.38 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.86 (Low)
    • Attacks 40.83 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 53.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.54 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.68 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.99 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.01 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50.93 (Moderate)
  • Living in Wantirna - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Wantirna is 169.8 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 58.05 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.38 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.09 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.41 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 80.91 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.87 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.94 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 104.8 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Wantirna

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Wantirna

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 100.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.54 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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