Melbourne city landscape - Paver sandstone &, brick pathways, lakeside,&, grazing cattle, calming bushland
Melbourne City Landscape is an inclusive, ever-changing, community designed space for all and we are the international epicenter for landscape, urban and cultural change.
- Home to the largest cattle grazing system in Melbourne, as well as an important grazing system for the city, in conjunction with the Parklands of Melbourne and Vicstate parks.
A place where thousands of people come to connect with the animals and the place, experience the history, relax in the shade and create and share memories together.
A place to enjoy the quiet moments when you have your best work done. A place for nurturing connections between people, and preserving a lifestyle of good habits.
The opportunity to be a part of the evolving system.
Immediate option for purchase of fee simple land: the Paver Sandstone landscape
Listed in the Victorian Register of Historic Places
Grazing livestock, wildlife viewing, safe cycling and running trails
Minutes from the CBD (15mins), Public transport, Schools, kindergartens, Parks and all city services
Rarely available, 2.75ha, new owner not required to build in
Click here for more information about the Landscape. We hope to see you there!
About the Reserve
The Landscape reserve is a group of thousands of acres of mostly natural, mixed native vegetation, from grassy woodlands to thick tropical rainforests.
It includes numerous grassy gullies, limestone caves, karst cliffs, seasonal waterfalls, and the famous Lakeside Gully, the ‘world’s largest’ karst system.
The native trees are Australia’s rainforest pioneers and include many species such as a rare Rodd’s apple, Silver Gums, and some of the rarest and most majestic fig trees on earth.
With many traditional Indigenous trees and plants still growing within the reserves, these natural reserves, which have evolved over millions of years, provide an important source of knowledge and guidance for gardeners.
Today, nature continues to return in great variety to the reserve, offering wildflowers, woodland birds, and exciting butterfly and native animal life.
With more than 300 species of birds, including parrots, lorikeets and cassowaries, the lakeside habitat includes free-roaming cattle, Koalas and a rare species of Black-tailed Platypus (The only place in the world to see them).
One of our most popular tours, the ‘Paver Sandstone Walk’, features the beautiful Bairnsdale-Melbourne highway, once used by drovers and bores, and is currently being ‘re-do-spelled’ as a network of paths for cyclists, runners and walkers.
The cattle are introduced to the property to graze, but enjoy having the company of their Australian Heritage Society (AHS) buddies and their herd carers.
The boundaries of the land, which had for many years been owned and operated by the local Aboriginal community as a sanctuary, were made public for the first time in 2012, and include existing karst cliffs, the Townsville Point system, and some of the world’s most biodiverse rainforest.
The first commercial development, in 2014, was the Melbourne Rubber Duck Swimming Pool, a billion-dollar project designed by Stuart Challen and developed by Adimec, a local company that has developed numerous large commercial and community developments throughout Melbourne.
Lakeside swimming pool, designed by legendary city architect Neville Maybury,