Seven things to do in Pakenham

Adventure, adrenaline, relaxation, nibbles, and community spirit – the Pakenham region has something for everyone.

Away from the hustle and bustle yet very well connected, Pakenham is a fast-growing hub of activity in Melbourne’s south-east.

  1. Gumbuya World

Four spectacular worlds of entertainment, one location: Gumbuya World is where it’s at. Spot your favourite native animals at Gumbuya Wildlife Park, make a splash at Oasis Springs, and let out your adventurous spirit on a ride at Outback Explorers and Oz Adventure.

  1. D’Angelo Estate Vineyard

If a delicious meal paired with a glass of wine and a beautiful country backdrop sounds like your idea of a perfect outing, look no further than D’Angelo Estate Vineyard. With gorgeous rolling hills and plenty of delectable tastes, what’s not to love?

  1. The Cornerstone

Coffee run before work or Sunday brunch? With stacks of pancakes, coffee made with love, and welcoming smiles all around, it’s easy to see why The Cornerstone is a favourite with Pakenham locals. There is plenty on the menu to rave about - why not give it a chai?

  1. Robert Gordon Pottery

Nothing beats a beautiful piece of pottery carefully crafted with love. Robert Gordon Pottery is home to a huge selection of pottery as well as Nancy Eatery, serving up scrumptious home-style meals. Feeling creative? You can have a go at crafting or painting your very own piece through a regularly run workshop.

  1. Cardinia Cultural Centre

Cardinia Cultural Centre is Pakenham’s hub for all things performing arts. Featuring a fully equipped theatre, a stunning digital and visual art gallery, and a contemporary café, the centre regularly hosts a diverse range of show-stopping performances.

  1. Deep Creek Eco Playspace

Water features, play equipment for all abilities, and a giant dragonfly are just some of the things you’ll find at Deep Creek Eco Playspace. With several boardwalks, Cardinia Community Education Centre, and a café around the corner, you could easily spend an entire day exploring all this reserve has to offer.

  1. Rush HQ

For the adventurous spirits, Rush HQ offers a variety of challenges just a hop, skip and a jump away from Pakenham. Take on the bouldering walls, multi-level obstacle course, and trampoline zone. A good sleep following a visit to Rush HQ is guaranteed!

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