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How to spend a day in Point Cook

Point Cook is much more than a great place to build a new home. With so much to do in the suburb itself and very close by, it’s also a great place to build a life.

Here’s our guide to a day out in this exciting area of Melbourne’s west.

Savour a morning walk by the bay

From as early as 8.30am you can enter Point Cook Coastal Park, a vast area of parkland and wetlands directly adjoining Port Phillip Bay’s Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary. It covers 842 hectares (think of the surface of the MCG multiplied 475 times), which means you could spend all day here if you really wanted to. There’s plenty to see and do, including track-walking, birdwatching, picnicking, easy access to the beach and sightseeing from the famous Tower.

From UPC: 10 minutes by car

Lunch at a Point Cook up-and-comer

There are some lovely restaurants popping up around Point Cook, but there aren’t too many better than Gemelli, which opened in 2015. Head Chef, Warren Flanagan has an excellent reputation not just for his food, but for his philosophy of getting to know the people behind the produce he uses. You’ll find meat from throughout country Victoria, eggs from Springfield (not far from Mount Macedon), gelato from Northcote and milk from Timboon.

From UPC: 10 minutes by car

Enjoy brunch at Gemelli, a Point Cook local.

Enjoy someone yelling “Turkey!” at you

Literally next door to Gemelli, WynCity offers indoor mini golf, laser tag and party venue hire, but it’s their tenpin bowling facilities that they’re best known for. They promise “simply the best tenpin experience in Victoria”, with state-ofthe-art alleys, plush couches, as well as rails and ramps for the youngsters. (By the way, a “turkey” is a bowling term for three strikes in a row.)

From UPC: 10 minutes by car

Get a spa treatment

We wouldn’t blame you if you just wanted to sit back and relax on a weekend or free day. Well, what if you did just that, but put yourself in the hands of relaxation experts? You can at Endota Spa - and you don’t even have to go to Daylesford or the Peninsula. There’s one right here in Point Cook, where you can enjoy a massage, a facial, a manicure and much more.

From UPC: 5 minutes by car

Enjoy a relaxing massage at Endota Spa in Point Cook

Don’t spare the spice at dinner

Malaysian cuisine is famous for its rich curries, flavourful laksas and brilliant use of rice and noodles. Few restaurants in Melbourne’s west do it better than Nyonya House. Their street fare specials include char koay teow (stir-fried flat rice noodles), curry laksa, prawn noodles and nasi kandar (rice with curried or spiced meat).

From UPC: 7 minutes by car

A different kind of after dinner spirits

Being such a ‘new’ suburb of Melbourne, Point Cook couldn’t be home to any ghosts… could it? Actually, although Point Cook may seem new thanks to its exciting revival, as a place of European settlement it’s almost as old as Melbourne itself. Point Cook Homestead was built in 1857 and it’s the location of a ghost tour renowned for its “very high levels of paranormal activity”. Not for the faint hearted (or children under 12).

From UPC: 10 minutes by car

Point Cook Homestead ghost tours are not for the faint hearted (or children under 12)

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