Cranbourne is a picturesque suburb of Melbourne, lying 45 kilometres southeast of the Melbourne central business district. It is part of the Greater Cranbourne Area, consisting of four other suburbs, located in the North, South, East, and West. In the south is the Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, which opened in 2006 and had attracted a record 15,000 visitors on opening day. This is arguably the best tourist destination in the area.
Peaceful Cranbourne and its outlying towns are popular for its temperate, mild climate, making the purchase of house and land packages in Cranbourne a sound idea for those looking down to settle. Here are some of them:
1. Crystal World
Crystal World is a storehouse of rocks, minerals, and meteorite fragments from all over the country, with some quarried from around the world. They have thousands of kinds of rocks, which can be bought as souvenirs, or if you have a business, for wholesale. Visitors can also find fossils and amber in the Crystal World storehouse, or have tea in the garden overlooking their collection.
2. Casey Race
Casey Race is a combination of an aquatic centre, gym, and an indoor pool. There are several kinds of these in Casey Race: a 50-metre lap pool, an 8-lane lap pool, a toddler’s pool, a leisure pool, and a pool catered to first-time swimmers. The children’s pool also features waterslides. For parents who want to enjoy quality time while their children are frolicking, there is a gym overlooking the kiddy pool, and a café for those who appreciate the quiet.
3. The Shed
The Shed is an indoor skate park that accommodates skaters of all skill levels, from beginners to advance. The Shed is also the biggest of its kind in the country, designed not only to have room for skaters, but also for the audience. The Shed has a retail store as well, and offers workshops and training camps.
Bowland is an indoor, ten pin bowling alley, also boasting a bar and a café. The alley has 24 lanes in total, and visitors can try their hand at the Zone Amusement to win prizes.
Wherever your heart is — from games to romping in the water or the more intellectual pursuits — Cranbourne area has much to offer for those looking for a break from the bustle of city life.