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HOT: Cherry Lake, Altona

Cherry Lake Altona is a popular recreational area which is part of the historical coastal wetlands of Altona.

cherry lake 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.

cherry lake altona

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.

Cherry Lake Altona Playground

The playground is large with a ‘rocket' shape in the centre that you can ‘drive'.

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cherry lake altona

Most of the equipment is particularly suitable for toddlers as its low to the ground.

cherry lake altona

You'll also find your usual slides, ladders, a seesaw and Liberty swing.

cherry lake altona

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!

cherry lake altona

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:

  • BBQ
  • flat 3.5km walking and cycling path;
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Shade Areas
  • Toilets
  • Water Fountains
  • Cherry Lake is approximately 15-minutes walk from Altona Station or Seaholme Station.

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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