HOT: Cherry Lake, Altona
Cherry Lake Altona is a popular recreational area which is part of the historical coastal wetlands of Altona.
The wetlands were converted to a lake back in the 1970s and both the Altona lake and the surrounding reserve are a wildlife habitat. The lake is home to a range of native birds including pelicans, swans and swamp hens.
Along the Cherry Lake shore is an awesome playground with a picnic and barbecue area. Note there's no gate or fence between the lake and the playground so be vigilant with little kids.
The playground is large with a ‘rocket' shape in the centre that you can ‘drive'.
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Most of the equipment is particularly suitable for toddlers as its low to the ground.
You'll also find your usual slides, ladders, a seesaw and Liberty swing.
Lady AB and Baby 2.0 have a really enjoyable morning at Cherry Lake Reserve as they look for birds, climb up the hill with a stick aka magic wand and hover by the gleaming water and pretended to fish. It's a place that fosters lots of imaginative play!
As well as being a popular family destination Cherry Lake Melbourne attracts boats, windsurfers, anglers, cyclists and joggers as it’s encircled by a flat 3.5km walking and bike path.
On the first Sunday of every month (and a Christmas Market on the third Sunday of December), the Altona Lions Club holds the outdoor Cherry Lake Market. The Altona Sunday Market is situated on the Miller Street frontage of the park with over 80 stalls selling trash and treasure, toys, clothes, preserves, home-grown and home-made goods.
In Altona you can also discover the beautiful Altona Beach, the Altona Miniature Railway and Airodrome trampolining centre.
Tips for Cherry Lake Altona:
- flat 3.5km walking and cycling path;
- Picnic Tables
- Shade Areas
- Water Fountains
- Cherry Lake is approximately 15-minutes walk from Altona Station or Seaholme Station.
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