There are many things to do and see for patients and their carers while in Melbourne and at the Ivanhoe Homes local surrounds.
You will find in your room the latest copy of Official Visitor Guild to Melbourne for your information. You might also like to look at these resources:
We are part of the Banyule Council and further information can be found on their website, particularly : Whats on in Banyule
Listed below are just a few of the attractions available in our local area:
IVANHOE SHOPPING CENTRE
Ivanhoe Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Ivanhoe. They believe that when people go shopping it’s more than just picking groceries or the daily newspaper. It’s about connecting with their customers and knowing that when you walk through the doors, you will feel like you are part of the same community as the people that work there, whether you are an Ivanhoe local or just passing through. Ivanhoe Shopping Centre wants everyone to come and heighten their senses and taste the delights that Ivanhoe has to offer. They are sure you will leave satisfied and return again for more of what they believe is a return to a once treasured shopping strip experience. For more information
IVANHOE MAKERS MARKET
The Ivanhoe Market is held the 3rd Saturday of the each month between 10am-4pm.
It is conveniently located at the Livingstone Community Centre which is at 1 Livingstone Street, Ivanhoe (Cnr of Waterdale Rd & Livingstone Street)
DONALDSON CREEK RESERVE OUTDOOR GYM
The Donaldson Creek Reserve Outdoor Gym is located in Donaldson Creek Reserve, Ivanhoe, and can be accessed via Hawker Street. This gym has exercise equipment in a cluster designed for strength and cardio training. The equipment includes; dip bars, incline bench, leg press, leg raise, pull up bar, stationary bike and stretch station. For more information.
Yarra Flats Park features 85 hectares of pastoral and heritage landscapes, natural bushland, wetlands, abundant bird life and a number of informal picnic areas. There is a wood barbecue, picnic tables and shelters located near the car park. Fires are permitted only in the barbecue provided, and you are welcome to bring your own small gas barbecue. The toilet block at Yarra Flats Park is wheelchair accessible. Along the Main Yarra Trail is the Heidelberg School Artists Trail, which illustrates how artists a century ago (such as Condor, McCubbin and Streeton) interpreted the landscape. For more information
HEIDE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
The Heide Museum of Modern Art, also known as Heide, is an art museum in Bulleen, which is a short distance away from the homes. Established in 1981, the museum houses modern and contemporary art across three distinct exhibition buildings and is set within sixteen acres of heritage-listed gardens and a sculpture park. For more information
YARRA BEND PARK & FAIRFIELD BOAT HOUSE
Yarra Bend Park is a picturesque native park near the heart of Melbourne. The park features steep river escarpments, open woodlands, playing fields and golf courses. Explore the park by foot or by bike, go boating on the river and enjoy superb views of the city skyline. Pleasant picnic areas, barbecues, rotundas and playgrounds make it popular with families. Meals, refreshments and boat hire are available at venues within the park. Fairfield Boat House is a unique riverside venue, casual dining, Devonshire teas & hire of traditional English boats in the stunning, inner-city bush setting. For more information