Caribbean Gardens and Market is situated at the foothills of the Dandenong’s in Scoresby, just 25 km from Melbourne CBD. Caribbean Gardens and Market is open from 8.30am every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The market offers a huge variety of goods ranging from computer and technology, clothing, fresh produce, lollies, plants, art and crafts, household goods, tools, prints, shoes, toys, giftware and bric-a-brac. The Gardens cover an area of approximately 100 acres surrounding the beautiful Lake Caribbean. Throughout the picnic grounds are BBQ’s (free wood supplied) and plenty of picnic tables under the shade of beautiful elm, gum and pine trees.You can shop, have lunch, stroll around the lake, watch the kids on the rides/playground or perhaps just sit back, relax, and soak up the wonderful atmosphere Caribbean Gardens creates.
This century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges.
Puffing Billy is a genuine relic of more leisurely days. An historic steam train still running regularly in the mountain district it was built to serve at the turn of the century. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s. Puffing Billy is now a major tourist attraction, its operation depending on hundreds of dedicated volunteers.
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Knox City Council facilitates a range of community festivals and events each year located at various venues across the municipality. Major events include, Knox Local Australia Day Awards in January, Healthy Ageing Expo in February, Eastern Regional Pet Expo in April, Cinema Under The Stars, Knox Festival and Oppy Family Fun Ride in March, Healthy Ageing Seminar Series in April/May, Knox Seniors Festival, Knox Heritage Week and Stringybark Festival in October and Carols by Candlelight in December.
Knox City Council also provides a myriad of cultural opportunities and programs for the community to engage themselves in. The Ferntree Gully Arts Centre and Rowville Community Centre are very arts based with classes ranging from stain glass and pottery to a variety of energetic activities from ballet to hip hop. The Knox Community Arts Centre showcases a range of dynamic and exciting programs of performing and visual arts experiences. Music and theatre programs include; Monthly Concert Capers, senior citizens concerts, Children's music and movement classes, touring concerts, events and theatrical productions as well as performance based classes in singing, dancing, and drama.
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A Wantirna South attraction is the Knox City Shopping Centre, which is located on the left hand corner at the intersection of Stud Road and Burwood Highway. It had a major refurbishment in 2002 to make it a more popular area for young people. This area is now known as Knox O-Zone. As Melbourne's most unique entertainment and leisure precinct, Knox O-Zone is the family friendly zone where you’ll find the very best cafes, restaurants, bars, cinemas, entertainment and sports themed attractions. It is home to an international selection of restaurants that include the finest and freshest of cuisine from Japan, Italy, Greece, Thailand, China, and India. And if it’s entertainment you’re looking for, there’s the 15 screen Village Megaplex Cinema, AMF ten pin bowling, and Timezone.
In Knox, there are a number of opportunities for older people to participate in their communities. A variety of activities, places of interest and things to do are available in the Knox area. Click here for more information.
The Knox Cycleway will take you to local parks, reserves, leisure centres, historic homesteads, shopping centres, waterways and much more. It is a great way to the see the City. There are many excellent locations along the cycleway for picnics, as well as scenic spots where you can sit and take in the view.