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Things to do in Campbellfield

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
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Published June 2nd 2018
Campbellfield is layered with hidden history and sights
Campbellfield is 16 kilometres North of the Melbourne CBD. Campbellfield was home to Ford's Assembly factory on Sydney Road that closed in 2016, but it is also full of history, and a great retail precinct.

Campbellfield attractions

Campbellfield is a surprisingly historic suburb. The Scots Uniting Church in Campbellfield is situated at some of the oldest Church grounds in Victoria at 1702 Sydney Road. The first incarnation of the church was built in 1842.



The area also has some natural features, with the source of the Merlynston Creek at the National Boulevard Reserve located in an industrial area in the north of Campbellfield.

Shopping and Services in the area

In terms of retail options, there is a long shopping strip at Barry Road with takeaway stores, cafes, and health and business services.

Shop Barry Road Campbellfields
Shops in Campbellfield at Barry Road. Credits: Wikimedia Commons, User: Orderinchaos


For the fitness inclined, Dohertys 24 Hour Gym also has a branch in Campbellfield.

Dohertys Gym Campbellfield
Campbellfield branch of Dohertys Gym. Credits: Dohertys Gym website


How to get to Campbellfield

Bus routes 530, 531, 532, 538, 540, and 902 service the area.

Railway stations that are nearest to Campbellfield are Upfield station on the Upfield line, and Broadmeadows station, on the Craigieburn line. There was a Campbellfield railway station between 1889 and 1956, but it was closed. For those travelling by car, it is a 30-minute drive from the CBD.

References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbellfield,_Victoria
vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/192/download-report
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