02 June 2020   

1 min read
With location comes lifestyle and Stockland Donvale 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 walking trails, golf, shopping and dining – you are living amongst everything you need right here at Donvale Retirement Village VIC. Here are a few of our local favourites we know you will enjoy – all part of your City of Manningham!


The Grand Warrandyte 
Location: 110 Yarra Street Warrandyte
Phone: 03 9844 3202
As the winner of the 2018 People’s Choice Award, The Grand is the local go-to for live entertainment, good food and good times. Passionate about good food in particular, they offer a wide range of culinary delights with fresh seasonally inspired creations cooked to order by the executive chef. If a more relaxed atmosphere is your kind of speed, then enjoy catching up with family and friends in the Public Bar for good old pub favourites and some beverages. Don’t miss out on live entertainment, Thirsty Thursday and the likes to keep your life abuzz! Located 7km down the road, The Grand offers a free courtesy bus for 10 people so you can be escorted to and from the good times easily!

Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre 
Location: 619 Doncaster Road Doncaster
Phone: 03 9848 1699
There’s shopping centres, and then, there’s a day out. Known to us locals as ‘Donny’, this is a day out to be had, just 9km away from our village. Plan a day out with a fellow resident, friends or family. You could start your day with a coffee catch up, invite your grandchildren for a morning play or stroll the mall for some much-needed retail therapy. Take a pit stop at ‘Quick Eats’ Little Sparrow Melbourne and enjoy a freshly baked pastry. Take a rest from all that window shopping and walking. Pop your feet up in Gold Class to watch the latest flick, accompanied by your favourite drink and a light lunch. No need to move, they serve it straight to you! By now you might be ready to go home, so why not grab a takeaway dinner at Nosh and continue the day back at your place. Shopping centres can be so much more than the daily groceries! Be sure to visit the friendly concierge on your first trip to help you find your way to whatever your heart desires.

Aranga Reserve

Location: Eastway Avenue, Donvale
Fancy some fresh air? The Aranga Reserve is 3km from our village - it’s a place to get in some exercise, socialise, have a picnic, play with the grandchildren, let the pup roam free or simply breathe in the open air. Our residents enjoy getting active within the community, and this is the go-to.


Bob’s Your Uncle Cafe
Location: 38 Jackson Court Doncaster East
Phone: 03 9848 6699
Here’s an idea, you could always pop into Bob’s Your Uncle Café on your way to the ‘Donny’ for a cosy lunch before that weekly spot of afternoon retail therapy. Recently celebrating their third birthday, this café is already highly spoken of with great service and a menu to match. Not sure what you’re in the mood for? The menu has got a little bit of everything! From Bob’s Breaky Bun, Chilli Scramble, Choc Chip Pancakes, Super Food Salad to Home-made Gnocchi. We’ve made you hungry, haven’t we? See you there in 8 minutes (4kms)!

Mullum Mullum Creek Trail
Location: 58-60 Mullum Mullum Road
Approximately 10kms from the village you will find the stunning Mullum Mullum Creek Trail, stretching 5.5km from Sherbrook Avenue to Highland Avenue with many entry points along the way. This interpretive trail is surrounded by stunning bushland full of native wildlife for you to enjoy while choosing to either stroll, jog or bike ride through. Why not arrange to meet a friend or loved one, pack a scrumptious picnic lunch and sit and enjoy one of the many table settings perched throughout the trail. Pop open a bottle of wine and celebrate a birthday or milestone. This serene setting is yours for the taking, it’s perfect for exercise, socialising or just getting in a nice breather.