There’s a lot to love about Melbourne’s southeast, with so much to see and do throughout the City of Casey. Discover our guide of must-visit local icons here!

Natural wonders

Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens

Riverfield is surrounded by open space and greenery that bring the joys of nature right to your doorstep! In fact, the entire City of Casey is a veritable playground for any nature lover!

Just ten minutes from Riverfield, you’ll find the sprawling 363-hectare oasis that is the Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens. Featuring over 170,000 native plants and a diverse variety of local fauna, there’s so much to explore! With walking and bicycle tracks there’s plenty of ways to see it all. You could also opt for a bird’s-eye view from one of the 360 viewing points or simply settle in for a picnic in the Woodland Area.

Another natural wonderland to explore is Wilson Botanic Park. This 39-hectare garden is located in Berwick and offers some absolutely picturesque walking trails. On your visit, see if you can spot some of the native birds that call this park home. There are more than 80 species to see!

Another must-visit in Melbourne’s southeast is, of course, the Moonlit Sanctuary. This award-winning wildlife park lets visitors get an up-close look at some of Australia’s amazing animals, with a great variety of hands-on experiences on offer daily. It’s the perfect day out for the whole family, located just 20 minutes from Riverfield!

Interesting attractions

Bunjil Place

The City of Casey has a rich history, and The Old Cheese Factory is a great example of that. Here, visitors can step back in time and explore the historic 1860s Springfield Homestead as well as the beautiful gardens that surround the site. There’s also a regular farmers market held here every second Saturday of the month, showcasing the very best local produce.

And let’s not forget, the City of Casey’s renowned entertainment precinct, Bunjil Place! This facility is truly one of kind, bringing together creativity, community and entertainment all in one place. Here, you can catch live music gigs, take in an art exhibition, explore their fantastic library and more.

The essentials

City of Casey Supermarkets

As for the essentials, or maybe even a bit of cheeky retail therapy, the City of Casey has what you need. Close to home you’ll find Shopping on Clyde and Selandra Rise Shopping Centre for all your daily necessities. And when you need some real retail therapy? Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre and Westfield Fountain Gate are only a short drive away!

Delicious eats

The best of Melbourne's Southeast - The Volt Cafe Clyde North

If you’re a foodie, you’ve come to the right place! There are some fantastic cafes and restaurants throughout the City of Casey offering seriously delicious morsels. Visit Little by Little for a top-notch all-day brekkie or Flour & Fern for a healthy and tasty menu that offers heaps of GF options. Personally, we can’t go past our local favourite The Volt Cafe. Not only is their menu absolutely scrumptious, but they’ve also got the best coffee in Melbourne as voted by the Herald Sun. Our very own foodie heaven right here in Clyde North!

If you’re feeling fancy, VUE Restaurant at Settlers Run Golf Club is just the ticket. Or pay O.MY Restaurant in Beaconsfield a visit for exquisite farm to table bistro dining.

Melbourne’s southeast really does have so much to offer, we could go on forever! Perhaps we’ll bring you a part two to make sure we don’t leave anything out…stay tuned! And in the meantime, let us know your favourite local spots via our Facebook page.