Affluent Balwyn has long been one of our city’s most sought-after neighbourhoods. Within this picturesque and historic enclave, enjoy a lifestyle of abundance and tranquillity – surrounded by all the dining, retail and educational amenities one could ever dream of.
Coloured by an emerald hue and rife with open space, Balwyn is most admired for its natural beauty. Here, a sense of serenity is ever-present – the kind that comes only from being amongst greenery, everyday. Only a short stroll from Soligo, Maranoa Botanic Gardens is undoubtedly the suburb’s most breathtaking outdoor location.
Established in 1926, the immaculate gardens have become a go-to destination for weddings, picnics and time spent unwinding amongst natural surroundings. Home to over 4000 native plants, from lush rainforest species to cacti to manicured flower beds, there is much to unearth in this biodiverse oasis.
A recreational paradise, Balwyn is well-suited to outdoorsy types. Balwyn Park is the sporting hub of the neighbourhood, boasting an array of amenities designed to foster community engagement. An expansive oval hosts football games on weekends, and is the perfect play pen for your four-legged friend to socialise and frolic with other dogs. A tennis club is also located here, offering lessons, court hire and nightly tournaments in a picturesque, leafy setting.
Beckett Park is another nearby retreat and a local favourite for alfresco get-togethers with its sweeping lawns, picnic amenities and shady areas. You’ll also find the historic Centenary Tower, which offers sweeping views of the inner-city suburbs leading all the way to Mount Macedon.