Interestingly, the area is one of the first places in the whole country to have been inhabited, with Wurundjeri Aborigines having called the area home for over 40,000 years!
Things to do
There are numerous market gardens in Keilor that help to create a really pleasant environment. For some action, you should head to Calder Park where you can enjoy thrills and spills on the racing track. If you are visiting with younger members of the family you should definitely check out Horseshoe Bend Farm, where children can feed and hold a variety of small animals and see different larger working farm animals. Brimbank Park is great for people of all ages – pack a picnic and spend a few hours enjoying this pretty place. There are good opportunities for walking and cycling. Keen shoppers will not be disappointed, with a number of good shopping centres close to hand. These include Watergardens and the Keilor Shopping Centre, where you can find a large assortment of different goods.
Of course, with Melbourne city centre so close by, you will no doubt want to hit the popular sightseeing spots. Wander around, admire the gorgeous old Victorian architecture and spend interesting hours in different museums and art galleries. Melbourne is not known as Australia’s capital of culture for nothing! There are beaches within easy reach as well as natural areas, filled with tremendous scenery and lots of wildlife.
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