19 June 2020   

1 min read
With location comes lifestyle and Stockland Gowanbrae 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. From walking trails, golf, shopping and dining – you are living amongst everything you need right here at Gowanbrae Retirement Village VIC.

Here are a few of our local favourites we know you will enjoy – all part of your City of Moreland!

Northern Golf Club 
Location: 97 Glenroy Road Glenroy  
Phone: 03 9306 1677
We all love a hit and giggle every now and then, and what better place than the Northern Golf Club located in Glenroy, just 6km away. Considered the ‘Jewel of the North’ our residents are spoiled to call this course their local. Because, Melbourne is renowned for its Sand Belt courses but visitors who venture across the Yarra are pleasantly surprised by this superb course set amongst beautiful river red gums and spanning 140 acres. A club with strong historical links that date back 100 years enjoys a thriving local membership, strong connections with the surrounding community and a corporate network that prides itself on supporting the locals. So, enjoy the first-class facilities, a hit, a feed and a beer or two surrounded by good people and even better surrounds. Make sure you take advantage of their Member’s Nights – social fun, entertainment, good food and the chance to win great prizes up to $3,000!


Jacana Wetlands
Location: Western Ring Road Jacana
When one thinks of Jacana Wetlands – they think shade, cool breezes and greenery stretching over 2.3 kilometres. Grab a friend, your pet, a little H20 and an energy snack (chocolate of course) and head 6km to enjoy a stroll, light activity or a peddle. This space has been enhanced for you to enjoy all year round, with newly planted native trees and native shrubs to enhance the natural biodiversity too. This is your place to remain active, discover new bird species (we here there are some 94 bird species identified including the pacific black duck, dusky moorhen and Eurasian coot) and get amongst the community!


Gladstone Park Bowls Club
Location: 115-129 Carrick Drive Gladstone Park
Phone: 03 9330 1338

It’s time to get your comfy clothes on and pop those shoes off for a friendly game of barefoot bowls in the fresh air at Gladstone Park Bowls Club. Just 3.2km from our village, this is your local spot to enjoy an active day, a social day and some good old-fashioned competition (and the banter that comes with it of course!). Grab a bite, enjoy a drink and socialise amongst your community – that's what it’s all about.
From members and management alike - ‘come one, come all...and enjoy a roll!’.


Gowanbrae Pizzeria
Location: Shop 1, 59 Gowanbrae Drive Gowanbrae
Phone: 03 9338 8813
No matter what age you are, everyone needs their local pizzeria and for us here of course it’s Gowanbrae Pizzeria, not too far up the road. Open 7 days a week, enjoy a cosy slice of your favourite pizza and a glass of red with family or friends, or just call up and order takeaway if you’re in the mood to stay indoors. What do you feel like tonight? Carbonara Pasta, Napoli Pizza, Lasagna or something a bit lighter like Grilled Chicken Salad – they’ve got you covered. Bon Appetit! 


Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In
Location: 155 Newlands Drive Coburg North
Phone: 03 9354 8633
Take me back in time! For a night of good old-fashioned movie fun, why not pack a picnic dinner and snacks, a pillow/blanket, grab your grandkids and head 14km down the road to Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In. With a variety of blockbusters projected onto a huge 33 metre wide screen, this is a fun filled night out for all to enjoy all year round. With ease you can choose from one of the 900 parking spots placed under the stunning evening stars, even grab that something extra from the cafeteria (choc top anyone?) and guess what – your grandkids under 11 get in free.  What a fabulous idea for school holiday fun with loved ones!