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Newport Lakes Reserve

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Great off leash dog walking area with Arboretum!

Beautifully landscaped area reclaimed from a bluestone quarry. Lots of walking trails and grassed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hobart, Australia
Very peaceful

I had a morning here watching birds. Very quiet and peaceful with lots to see. Easy to access from... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Dunedin, New Zealand
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“nature walk”(2 reviews)
“open area”(2 reviews)
“hidden gem”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Off Mason Street, Newport, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautifully landscaped area reclaimed from a bluestone quarry. Lots of walking trails and grassed areas with heaps of trees forming the Arboretum. Love the fact that dogs can run free (off-leash) too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DawnHendrick
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I had a morning here watching birds. Very quiet and peaceful with lots to see. Easy to access from the train. Bring your binoculars. This little gem is free access.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Bruce_M94
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Lovely experience - some good bird watching. It's a tranquil oasis in the middle of suburbia. A gentle stroll for those that aren't predisposed to exercise. Small but it has a surprisingly large lake.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Tara B
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Newport Lakes is a wonderful place to walk. It has walking tracks winding around the lake and stepping stones where you can cross the water. An amazing array of local flora and fauna and many birds.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank seacroftMelbourne
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great for walking your dog as there is an off leash Dog Park. If no dog, enjoy the walk around the lake.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Helen P
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I enjoyed taking my furry friend here daily for the 10 days I was home and pet sitting her. She enjoyed it and loved meeting all her furry mates too. The leash free dog park is the largest and best I have ever had the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank cientje21
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Wow. Amazing lake. Absolutely beautiful lake. Didn't know it was big. Daughter loved the ducks in the lake. Very peaceful and very nice quite walks hearing birds behind you. An amazing lake. Will be back.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great network of trails, activities, grassed areas, playgrounds, picnic areas, rocks to hop, things to see, nature (animals and plants) and much more. A great reuse of an old quarry for space for the people.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Staysocial
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Car park currently going under development, but was a nice surprise for Newport. I was recommended by a few locals and i was pleasantly surprised. Big open areas for dogs and park area with undercover areas with BBQ's. Nature walk was beautiful and peaceful. Felt...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank BriannaH156
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Newport Lakes reserve has just about everything from some great BBQ and picnic facilities, wide open reserves for dogs as well as the nature walk through the nold quarry area. This bushland reserve is off limits to pets and provides a tranquil setting amongst the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank HappyBuddha247
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