Whether you’re new in town or a regular, stay a bit longer by filling up at the cafes and restaurants that can be found within a short walk, bike ride or drive from each park.
After a lap listening out for frogs around Davis Creek, check out the menu at Little Growling Café and Restaurant at 180 Davis Road in Tarneit.
Grab an ice cream from Sprinkles Ice Creamery on 170 Thames Blvd in Tarneit and go for a summery amble down Riverbend Historical Park. You can get onto the Werribee River Trail via Riversdale Drive.
Time for a caffeine boost? Wolf on Watton is conveniently located at the eastern end of the footbridge from Wyndham Park. Wander down Watton Street and take in the array of cafes, restaurants and dessert shops.
From wood-fired pizzas (Teddy Picker) to Korean fried chicken (Gami), chimichangas (Casa Cantina) and phở (Watton Vietnamese Takeaway) and everything else beyond you are guaranteed to find something to suit your appetite.
For a more comprehensive selection, check out the Food & Wine section of Wyndham’s tourism website, Visit Werribee.
While in the Watton Street precinct, take time to visit the Wyndham Art Gallery. This free-entry local institution offers a slate of exhibits all year, so it is worth a repeat visit.
There is also a self-guided walking tour available, which takes in the murals from the Wyndham Cultural Centre to Kelly Park via Watton Street. Along the way, you can spot bronze sculptures representing different aspects of local life.
At the eastern end of Watton Street, north of Kelly Park, five large line-art pieces are etched into the paving at Cherry Street Plaza. Titled Community Recordings, it is inspired by the artist’s conversations with locals including Werribee Riverkeeper John Forrester.
One could really make a treasure hunt out of public art across Wyndham, which has an impressive collection of sculptures and installations. Many of these works are inspired by nature, and the river in particular, highlighting their hold on our imagination and creativity.