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With location comes lifestyle and Stockland Wantirna Retirement Village will keep you living a fulfilling life right into retirement. Do as the villagers do, and spend your days out and about enjoying nature, café bites or enjoying one another's company at the local pub.

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

Westfield Knox Shopping Centre
Location: 425 Burwood Highway Wantirna South
Phone: 03 9814 5000
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Did someone say they’re off to Knox? There are shopping centres, and then, there’s a day out. And for us here at Wantirna Village, your day out is just 1km away at Westfield Knox Shopping Centre. 
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 Romano’s Coffee and enjoy a coffee made with love just for you. 
Need a rest from all that retail therapy? Why not 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 Khazana Indian Restaurant 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.

 

Maroondah Leisure
Location: 352 Canterbury Road Ringwood
Phone: 03 9298 4646
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Maroondah Leisure is your go-to for access to a wide range of venues including aqua nation, aqua hub, Ringwood golf, Dorset golf, the rings, Maroondah nets, memorial pool and Maroondah leisure.
With a wide range of memberships to suit all lifestyles, health requirements and ages you can improve your fitness, feel healthier and enjoy some socialising too! 
Enjoy swimming, a gym session or a class workout. Or, grab a group of village friends for a hit at Ringwood or Dorset Golf Club for a friendly game of 9 or 18 holes. Ringwood Golf Club has a reputation as one of Melbourne’s finest public golf courses offering a picturesque par 70 course and indoor/outdoor practice greens.
There is just so much to do here, so take your time to try out all the sporting and recreational centres to find what you enjoy most! It’s a whole world of enjoyment, just 6km away.

 

Banksia Nursery
Location: 530 Burwood Highway Wantirna South
Phone: 03 9801 1637
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Most of us love being outdoors here at Wantirna Village, enjoying our own beautiful gardens. So it’s absolutely perfect that the stunning Banksia Nursery is less than 2km from our village!
Banksia Nursery is a must-see nursery that has been a part of the community from 1964 and to this day, is operated by the same family! So, you’re in good hands here. 
Whether you need Hardy Starters that are sun loving plants for the novice, Balcony & Patio for the more experienced plant enthusiasts or you’re looking to extend your collection of Indoor Plants, the fantastic team of staff are at your disposal. With years of knowledge expertise and passion, you’re all set to make a mark with your gardening.
Make sure you take a friend and finish your outing with a cuppa and of course a delicious slice of cake at their onsite café too!

 

Peking Land
Location: 1089 Stud Road Stud Park Rowville
Phone: 03 9764 9388
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Not many of us can say no to dinner out at a Chinese restaurant, so lucky for us, our local Chinese is only 6km away at Peking Land. 
This place is a great excuse to arrange a group of friends around a table for some good conversation, some laughs and cheers all while enjoying find food from a selection of modern Chinese cuisine plus a glass of vino or two!
Owners Kim and Eric promise to ensure your visit is an absolute delight as you and your friends experience and enjoy their food and culinary culture. 
Sounds like it’s time to round up friends and put this one in the calendar!

 

Tim Neville Arboretum
Location: 100 Dorset Road Ferntree Gully
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Within our City of Knox we have the Tim Neville Arboretum, better known as The People’s Park. Not your ordinary park, this community gem boasts accolades including the Keep Australia Beautiful Council’s award for Best Bicentennial Project and the City Pride award.
With natural open space, two lakes and a playground this parkland is filled with art from the local community and lined with trees planted from children of the local schools. 
So pack a picnic and find your spot for the day, or head out for a scenic walk and some fresh air, visit the adventure garden rooms including a butterfly garden or take the grandkids for a play on the playground. 
Whether it’s a spot of nature or a scenic social gathering The People’s Park is 6km from our village.