A haven for community connection and outdoor rejuvenation, Lynden Park will become a second backyard for residents of the project. Shrouded by canopies of native vegetation, this leafy retreat combines a host of sporting clubs and facilities with wide open space spaces and enchanting natural beauty.
Whether you’re enjoying a picnic with loved ones on a balmy evening or off-leash time with your canine companion, here, there are daily opportunities to relish the outdoors. If healthy competition is what you seek, the park’s vibrant recreation centre has something for everyone up its sleeve – from tennis to pétanque, cricket to football. Just wander down from your doorstep and experience all this abundant oasis has to offer.
Lynden Park’s wooden playground offers an exciting range of equipment for children to enjoy, including swings, slides, and climbing frames. Complete with ample shade and surrounding picnic tables, here, it’s easy to lose hours watching the little ones play.
Resident dog owners will enjoy the ultimate convenience with an expansive off-leash oval on their doorstep. Get to know locals as your four-legged friend burns off steam upon the grassy lawns – fenced in for optimum safety.
Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club, is a community-minded club providing opportunities for young players to develop their skills. Watch the Sharks play at their home-ground on Sunday mornings, where hot coffee is often brewing for local spectators.
Petanque (pronounced p’tonk) is a traditional French game similar to bocce or lawn bowls. One of only four in Melbourne, Camberwell Petanque Club is a lively, social spot that welcomes new members with open arms. Visit on one of their open days for a free session and glass of wine.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Crossway Peak Trail, traversing from Lynden Park up to Cornell Street. Lined with native trees and luscious ferns, this short track is perfect for little ones practising their bike skills, or a quick lunchtime walk to stretch the legs.
Established in 1920, The Burwood Uniting Canterbury Cricket Club has a long and proud history of nurturing Camberwell’s love of cricket. With a strong focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal development, the club offers a range of programs and facilities, including junior and senior teams, coaching and training programs, and social events.
Coloured by an emerald hue, Camberwell is synonymous with its exquisite parklands, gardens and nature trails. In addition to having a park on their doorstep, Lynden Park residents are moments to some of Melbourne’s most picturesque outdoor retreats, contributing to an invigorating outdoor lifestyle and unparalleled sense of wellbeing. Spend idyllic afternoons exploring the abundant flora of Wattle Park, where one of the area’s most popular golf courses resides. While the day away amidst the manicured foliage of Fordham Gardens, or wander up to Willison Park for games of tennis surrounded by the trees. Explore the neighbourhood on two feet or two wheels as you navigate the Gardiner’s Creek Trail. Here, time in nature is part of the daily routine.
Established in 1957, Willison Park Tennis Club is a vibrant community establishment featuring 10 well-maintained courts and a recently renovated clubhouse. Offering everything from competitive tournaments to coaching programs, here, refine your tennis skills amongst the lush foliage of Willison Park.
A popular destination for golf enthusiasts for upward of 75 years, Wattle Park Golf Club is beloved for its tree-lined fairways, manicured greens and relaxed community feel. Try your hand at the 9 hole course before enjoying coffee and cake at the clubhouse.
A vibrant culinary destination that continues to flourish, Camberwell’s dining scene has something for every palate. Spend your mornings exploring the suburb’s renowned cafe culture, where barista-brewed coffee and delectable food meet cutting-edge interiors and impeccable service.
In the evenings, treat yourself to a world-class dining experience at one of many acclaimed restaurants in the precinct, with everything from authentic Italian to Asian fusion at your fingertips. Whether you’re in the mood for dinner and a movie in the Camberwell Junction; vino with friends in one of many slick local wine bars; or a leisurely lunch date in a quiet corner cafe, here, there’s no shortage of ways to indulge the senses.
Immerse yourself in the foodie haven that is Camberwell Fresh Food Market. A piece of Melbourne’s history, the bustling market has been in operation for upward of 85 years, and features a bounty of traders offering everything from fresh produce, meats and seafood to flowers, wine and baked goods.
Having first opened its doors in 1940, the Rivoli Cinema is a fine example of Art Deco architecture standing proud in the Camberwell Junction. Enter through a grand foyer revealing the building’s original heritage features before settling in for a night of commercial or arthouse cinema.
Where nostalgia and innovation collide, Fordham’s Milkbar is a family-owned cafe housed in Melbourne’s oldest standing milkbar. Come for the thoughtfully crafted brunch dishes and top-notch coffee; stay for the delicious small-batch ice-creams featuring a host of exotic flavours. If you’re in the mood for something a little bit more substantial, Fordham’s beloved wood fire pizzas have become something of a lunchtime staple in Camberwell – paired perfectly with one of their local bottles of wine. Equal parts sophisticated and inviting, the light-filled interior incorporates some of the building’s original heritage features to create a distinct old-world charm that perfectly befits the neighbourhood.
One of Camberwell’s best-kept secrets, Dish and Spoon is a must-visit for resident foodies and coffee aficionados. Championing sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients, the diverse menu features everything from Middle Eastern scrambled eggs and mouth-watering toasties to decadent lobster rolls and hearty haloumi burgers. Find a seat in the industrial-chic interior or soak up the sun in the back courtyard, where the atmosphere is always buzzing. Serving expertly brewed beans from 36th Parallel Roasters along with a decadent selection of homemade baked treats, Dish and Spoon is the perfect pit stop on your morning stroll – all just 750m from Lynden Park.
Taking residence in one of Melbourne’s original old state banks, Prohibition Food and Wine is a place to gather, relax and share in the experience of quality dining. Curated by head chef Luke Hill, the menu draws on both Middle Eastern and South Asian flavours to provide a diverse selection of dishes for every appetite. Order a smokey zucchini dip with grilled Turkish bread followed by a serving of Kingfish Sushimi or a perfect Porterhouse Steak. Designed to match the richly textured nature of the food, the interior fit-out is sophisticated yet rustic – featuring an array of vibrant indoor and outdoor areas.
Just a short walk from Lynden Park, St. Dominic’s Primary School combines a balanced curriculum, experienced teachers and heritage-listed buildings. Known for its nurturing and community-minded approach to education, the school is an exemplary choice for Camberwell’s youngest learners.
Established in the 1920s, Hartwell Primary is one of the area’s oldest and most well-loved schools. Where emotional and academic development are of equal importance, and parental involvement is encouraged, this warm community environment effectively prepares students for high-school and adult life.