Located 30 kms from VIC’s capital city of Melbourne, the modern suburb of Mooroolbark – ideally located for forays into the wonderland of the Dandenong Ranges – is part of the Maroondah municipality, which, fittingly given the Chirnside heritage connection, is generously endowed with parkland and wetlands. One of the green belt standouts is Wombolano Park, which conserves 7.5ha of bushland that includes significant wetland and wildlife habitats.
With spectacular city views pervading the skyline, Mooroolbark obviously enjoys a close proximity to the CBD from its comfortable pastoral surrounds. Modern conveniences and amenities are accessible locally and cater to every need, but, if necessary, there is a range of suitable and expeditious public transportation options for residents to use. main shopping district is located along Brice Avenue and Manchester Road, featuring two supermarkets, two gymnasiums, two pharmacies and a great variety of cafes and restaurants.
The Mooroolbark and District Miniature Railway and Steam is located at Kiloran Reserve, Hawthory Road and is fun for all the family. Train rides run 11:00AM to 4:00PM, on the 4th Sunday of each month, except December. Rides are $2.50 per person. You can also book for parties and private functions. A great family day out.
The gateway to Warburton, Healesville and the Yarra Valley, Mooroolbark is the first destination for many holiday makers passing through the picturesque rural regions of south east Victoria.
The community centre is surrounded by colourful mosaics and street art, including a stencil art representation of Mooroolbark’s most famous citizen, the early 20th Century landscape designer Edna Walling.
Residents and visitors alike prize Mooroolbark for the breadth of its leisure activities, including nature walks, tennis, cycling, swimming, and lawn and ten-pin bowling.Mooroolbark has some fantastic schools, and many families move to the area so their children can enrol at Billanook College, Saint Peter Julian Eymard Community School, Mooroolbark College. Younger families can choose between Mooroolbark East Primary, Bimbadeen Heights, Pembroke Primary and other great Primary Schools.
The most recent median house price for Mooroolbark is $739,000.