Curious to learn about some of the wonderful things Moonee Ponds has to offer. Read Domain New Homes editor Kate Jones top five picks!
Of all the parks in Moonee Ponds’ cache of greenery, Queens Park has to be the best. Its rose garden, lake and swimming pool make it attractive to locals and visitors alike. It also happens to be the place where Burke and Wills spent the first night of their disastrous expedition.
This shopping strip has long been the centre of all the shopping and eating action in Moonee Ponds. It is home to favourites such as Sir Duke and runs parallel to Hall Street, which is fast becoming popular for its hip eateries.
Moonee Ponds is almost synonymous with the fabulous face of Dame Edna Everage, the housewife from Moonee Ponds. Like the suburb, the alter-ego of comedian Barry Humphries has blossomed into an even better version of its younger self.
The Valley is home to the Moonee Valley Racing Club and the iconic Cox Plate, named in honour of the racecourse’s founder William Samuel Cox. Winners include the legendary Phar Lap.
Moonee Ponds is just six kilometres from the city and it has public transport stitched up like nobody’s business. Tram route 82 takes you through Maribyrnong and on to Footscray, while the 59 heads to Airport West in one direction and Flinders Street Station in the other.