10 July 2020   

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

Reservoir Leisure Centre
Location: 2A Cuthbert Road Reservoir 
Phone: 03 9496 1050 
Have you been thinking about your health and wellness of late? Reservoir Leisure Centre is your place to develop, improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle in a friendly atmosphere, just 2.3km down the road! Whether it’s a workout you’re after, a swim, spa, steam or sauna, the leisure centre has your fitness, relaxation and recovery sorted. There’s one-on-one training on offer with a qualified personal trainer who is ready to provide you with a free fitness assessment and set your personal goals. Or, there’s group fitness sessions where you can join your fellow residents and friends to get interactive and enjoy a fun workout!
Plus, you don’t even need to become a member to enjoy all of this! Pack the towels, let’s go!

Northland Shopping Centre 
Location: 2-50 Murray Road Preston 
Phone: 03 9478 1399
Located 6km from Latrobe Retirement Village is Northland Shopping Centre. This centre has plenty to offer our residents with everything from groceries and fresh food, gifts, homewares, beauty services, pharmaceuticals, sporting goods, fashion, entertainment and dining. Catch a breather and some coffee, enjoy a baked good or grab lunch with some friends at one of the cafes located throughout the mall. Watch the latest movie or take the grandchildren to Timezone. Whether it’s your daily supplies or a spot of entertainment, Northland has everything you could want and need to keep life convenient and fun. And here’s the hot tip! Make sure you check out the ‘OFFERS’ page before you leave home as there’s always something to take advantage of!

La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary
Location: Agora Walkway Bundoora
Phone: 03 9479 1206
Wow, all of this in my neighbourhood?! The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary is a natural environment that has evolved over fifty years to become one of Victoria’s most unique educational sanctuaries, and it’s practically in your backyard, just through the parklands. Why not take your grandchildren for a guided daytime or twilight tour through one of Melbourne’s hidden treasures – the River Red Gum woodlands and wetlands. The grandchildren can discover fury friends in their natural environment such as the red pump parrot, eastern grey kangaroo or the short-beaked echidna. Or, why not bring the sanctuary home with you? Purchase one of their nesting boxes to provide habitat to the native wildlife of the area. You could even get an arts & crafts session together in the community centre to assemble and decorate the flat packs.

Bundoora Park & Cafe
Location: 1069 Plenty Road Bundoora
Phone: 03 8470 8170
How fortunate we are at Latrobe that only 3.5km away is the gorgeous Bundoora Park, offering 180 hectares of parklands set in natural bushland beside the Darebin Creek and rising up to Mount Cooper. Enjoy a scenic drive taking you through the upper reaches, where you can see commanding views of the city and countryside. Take in the stunning waterways, host a BBQ or take your grandchildren for a play on the playground. Or, pick up some friends and pack a picnic!
Escape the suburbs and dine waterside in the Bundoora Park Café with a cuppa and scone (with jam and cream of course) or a longer lunch with friends. With indoor and outdoor seating, you can keep a close eye on the kangaroos and emus that do enjoy dining with the local community! Ah, to be so connected to nature!

Latrobe Golf Park
Location: 906 Plenty Road Bundoora
Phone: 03 9470 4481 
Feeling like a family fun day out, or like some say a ‘hit and a giggle’?! Then why not pop 1.4km down the road to visit Latrobe Golf Park. You can start your day warming up your arms and ‘giggles’ on the driving range, followed by a ‘serious’ round of mini golf with your family and friends. What a great day making memories, keeping active and putting that smile on your dial with a few laughs. Don’t be too quick to head off after your round as the café team don’t want you to go home hungry after working (or should we say playing) so hard. Their café offers a tasty range of bites and beverages for all to enjoy. Make sure you check out what’s on each day so you don’t miss out on one of their specials like Beer & Bash or Happy Hour. Hey fellas, free on Tuesday night to head down to Latrobe Golf Park to hit a bucket of balls and have a beer for $20?!