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With location comes lifestyle and Stockland Arilla Retirement Village will keep you living a fulfilling life right into retirement. Only a hop, skip and a jump away, you have so much to enjoy with family, friends and your local community. Enjoy your days with recreational activities, shopping and scrumptious local cuisines.

From parklands, golf, bowls, shopping centres and dining – you are living amongst everything you need right here at Arilla Retirement Village VIC. Here are a few of our local favourites we know you will enjoy – all part of your City of Whittlesea!


Mill Park Leisure Centre
Location: 33 Morang Drive Mill Park 
Phone: 03 9217 2170
After a $25 million redevelopment, Mill Park Leisure Centre has absolutely everything you need to fill your days with health, fitness and best yet, fun! Featuring three pools, a spa, sauna, café, creche, landscaped outdoor space with barbeques and exercise equipment, weight training and cardio zones, plus fitness rooms, there’s certainly a lot!  Plus, it’s just 5.6km away from our community so you can be sure to rope a few new friends into some exercise and fun with you!

The Lakes Reserve 
Location: Chichester Drive Taylors Lakes

If you haven’t already, you must come down to The Lakes Reserve and enjoy this newly redeveloped park. With a new playground, shelters, BBQ areas, expansive lawns, pathway network, fitness equipment, Parkour Ninja Warrior equipment, Hot Shots Tennis Court, basketball key and ping pong table (phew, even just saying that list was exciting), there’s certainly a lot to do! You’ll never have to wonder how to fill your days in ever again!

4 Doors

Location: 28 The Link Mill Park
Phone: 03 9404 5022
Feeling like Italian? Good thing that one of the top-voted Italian restaurants is right in our area, 4 Doors (as voted by Trip Advisor). 4 Doors is your one stop café, restaurant, bar and pizzeria all under the one roof and it’s a quick 3.6km drive away. Sit back amongst walls lined with wine from around the world while enjoying a wholesome meal with friends, made even better by excellent service. Gnocchi or pizza?
Yarrambat Park Golf Course

Location: 649 Yan Yean Road Yarrambat
Phone: 03 9436 2201

Fancy a round of golf? Lucky for you the 18-hole Yarrambat Park Golf Course is situated 8.8kms away from our community! Their golf facilities include the first of its kind Goanna Golf, a state-of-the-art 18-hole mini golf course, a 12-bay driving range, pro shop and access to PGA-qualified golf professional services. Like all good golf courses do, there’s also a café and bar in the clubhouse for you to sit back and enjoy a well-earned meal and beverage to see out your day.


Diamond Creek Bowls Club
Location: Main Hurstbridge Road Diamond Creek
Phone: 03 9438 1717

What better place to bowl, than with a club that lives by the motto – BOWLING WITH FRIENDS, your community gathering place for the most enjoyable lawn bowls experience imaginable! Diamond Creek Bowling Club is situated in a beautiful location, surrounded by gum trees, warbling magpies and kookaburras enjoying your game of bowls. If you’re a newcomer to lawn bowls, don’t worry this is a sporting activity that promises fun and enjoyment with a competitive element! The club also offers free coaching to all newcomers and a special membership rate for the first year. So whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned bowler, make sure you get amongst the Friday drinks and member’s raffle with your newfound bowling friends. After all, it all comes back to BOWLING WITH FRIENDS at Diamond Creek Bowls Club!

Santos Café & Bar
Location: 795 Plenty Road South Morang
Phone: 03 8406 5390
When the weather feels chilly there’s no need to worry, because the staff at Santos Café & Bar have their heaters on ready to serve you in a warm and friendly atmosphere! An easy 2.4kms down the road, you’ll be able to pop in for breakfast with a fellow resident and order the ‘I just want eggs on toast’ or for lunch you and a family member might opt for a ‘steak sanga with chips’. There’s even something for the grandchildren with a beloved ‘parmie and chips’.  For all of your no-nonsense goodness, Santos has you covered. Plus, on those days you’d rather eat in than out, you can always take advantage of their take-away service and enjoy your meal in the comfort of your home at Arilla.