To help you get out and enjoy the view, not to mention the first day of Spring, Parks Victoria has some suggestions for good spots to find the best displays of golden wattles. It's also Fathers' Day, so there's even more reason to collect the family and friends, pack a picnic and go bush.
Only 13km east of the city, Wattle Park lives up to its name with 12,000 wattles planted in the 1920s. There's also walking tracks, historic buildings, picnic grounds, a golf course, tennis courts and 55 hectares of natural bush.
Approximately 25km to the north east of Melbourne, Warrandyte State Park is a popular spot to see the wattles in bloom. The Yarra flows through the park so there are river views as well as the brilliant golden hordes of different varieties of wattles.
In far east Gippsland, Cape Conran Coastal park has beautiful beaches, rivers and flora and fauna. Walk along the Estuary View Trail to experience a mix of different ecosystems, native plants and animals and wattles, of course.