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HOT: Golden Sun Moth Park, Cragieburn

Golden Sun Moth Park in Craigieburn is a fantastic playground for adventurous climbing kids and it is one of Melbourne’s best playgrounds in the north.

Moth Playground

The playground is split into two areas – one for 1-4 years and one for 5+ years.

The park is dominated by a huge structure in the shape of a Golden Sun Moth, an endangered species found in the area.

Moth Playground

You can climb up or slide down each of the moth’s six legs…

Moth Playground

…walk along its back and nestle in the cubby made of the head and eyes of the moth…

Moth Playground

…slide down its tail…

Moth Playground

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…or climb along its underbelly of ropes and ladders.

Moth Playground

You can also learn more about the Golden Sun Moth from info boards at the top of the moth.

Moth Playground

There are also two very tall rope climbing pyramids for older children though 4yo Baby 2.0 (who has no fear) still clambered up.

Moth Playground

A single flying fox and birds nest swing is also popular with the older kids.

Moth Playground

Younger children are catered for in a separate area with springers, spinners and smaller slides.

The playground is surrounded by a bike/scooter/walking track and basketball courts are nearby.


Golden Sun Moth Park, Cragieburn

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Golden Sun Moth Park has numerous picnic tables, sheltered BBQs and public toilets so it’s the perfect destination for a day out. Kids will have hours of fun exploring all the challenging equipment in the playground.

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HOT Tips:

  • Not much shelter so bring hat and sunscreen;
  • Suitable for toddlers;
  • Suitable for older kids;
  • Flying fox;
  • Water taps;
  • Picnic tables and free BBQ shelters;
  • Public toilets;
  • Free street parking;
  • Bike path and basketball courts nearby; and
  • Across the road from Highland shopping centre.

About Joyce Watts

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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