Top things to do in Lara



Serendip Sanctuary

Serendip Sanctuary is a 250 ha protected area in Victoria, Australia, near the You Yangs and the town of Lara, some 22 km north of Geelong and 60 km south-west of Melbourne.

Address: 100 Windermere Rd, Lara VIC 3212


You yangs

The You Yangs are a series of granite ridges that rise to 319m above the Werribee Plain approximately 55 km south-west of Melbourne and 22 km north-east of Geelong, in Victoria, Australia. The main ridge runs roughly north–south for about 9 km, with a lower extension running for about 15 km to the west.

https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/you-yangs-regional-park


Roraima Nursery

Roraima Nursery is a unique and exciting nursery situated in Lara on the outskirts of Geelong, Victoria. Specialising in unusual, exotic, drought-tolerant and architectural plants, Roraima Nursery also offers a large variety of natives, perennials, ferns, palms, bottle trees, and one of the largest selections of cacti and succulents in Victoria. Set within two acres of stunning display gardens, Roraima Nursery is a source of inspiration for plant enthusiasts and home gardeners alike.

https://roraimanursery.com.au/


Yarrabee Native Garden

This private 5 acre garden is only 20 minutes from Geelong and is well worth a visit from anyone who has an interest in gardening. Our object is to encourage interest with homeowners to use more native plants and second hand materials for use in their landscaping needs. This beautiful extensive garden encompasses a wide range of habitats and plants spread around the spacious, but easily-travelled grounds.

https://yarrabeenativegarden.com/


Kevin Hoffman Walk

Kevin Hoffman Walk is Lara’s native garden trail that stretches along the east side of the Hovells Creek. The Walk is a gentle walking track that showcases a unique collection of native plants, sculptures, birds and wildlife.  Originally inspired by Kevin Hoffman and his family and supporters, have shaped this significant indigenous path since 1970, with its lush ground covers, flowering native trees and shrubs.

https://www.friendsofkevinhoffmanwalk.com.au/


Grand Lakes Estate Playground

The playgrounds next too cafes and this is one of the best we have visited in our Lara. Love how it has 2 areas one for toddlers and one for bigger kids. Nice wetlands as well

Address: 76-78 Westlakes Blvd, Lara VIC 3212


Lara Heritage and Historical Museum

The Lara Museum and Historical Centre occupies the site that was originally established as the Lake Bank Hotel circa 1860. Bisinella Developments extensively refurbished the property and now lease it at a peppercorn rent to the Lara Heritage and Historical Incorporated whose volunteer members run the Museum.

The museum is located on the corner of Forest Road South and Canterbury Road West, Lara, Victoria

https://www.laramuseum.org.au/


Austin Park

Austin Park has a wide range of playground equipment including a skate park, making it the perfect place for a fun filled adventure for the kids and a pleasing experience for adults.

https://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/parks/item/austinpark.aspx


Avalon Raceway

Avalon Raceway is a dirt track racing venue located in Lara, Victoria, Australia. The track is based a Clay Sand Mix, is oval shaped and is 390 metres in length.

https://avalonraceway.com.au/


Ragged Edge 4x4

For Melbourne and Geelong lovers of extreme 4WD adventures. ... Our customised 4WD, or tough trucks, are completely customised to meet the demands of our jaw-dropping and seemingly impossible 4WD courses. Need the perfect gift for the Melbourne or Geelong thrill-seeker in your life?

https://www.raggededge.com.au/


Yoga at Soma-Kai

Kellie runs the Yoga at Soma-Kai. Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sat mornings. The Sat class uses weights as you do yoga so works on extra strength. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this session. Kellie and the group are so welcoming and relaxed. It is not a 'show pony' session. Will go back again.

https://www.facebook.com/yogaatsomakai/

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