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Top Things to do in Clarinda

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
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Published June 4th 2018
Clarinda is home to parks, cafes, and a great market
Clarinda is a suburb near Clayton South, which is 17 kilometres south-east of Melbourne. Until the mid 1950s, Clarinda was a market gardens area. The local school and housing were expanded in the decades following. The suburb now has an extensive shopping area, and parklands. Former sand quarries in the south of Clarinda are used for recycling.

Parks and Sports

There are still some picturesque parklands from the original layout of the suburb. Bald Hill Park is a great location for a picnic with the family.

If you're bringing the kids, there are also four other small playgrounds in the area located at Hendon Court, Sundownder Avenue, Leonard Close, and Dalbeattie Drive.

If you are after a bit of sport, Clarinda has some very well maintained tennis courts, with social tennis for $25 on Wednesdays. Clarinda Tennis Club is at 4-14 Crawford Road.

Shopping in Clarinda

The area certainly has plenty of green spaces for a small suburb, and visitors with a green thumb will enjoy shopping for the garden. Sunshine Nurseries is at 35 Tully Road Clarinda, and is open from 8am to 5pm weekdays, and to noon on weekends. Melwyn Garden Supplies site is at Lot 2 Leslie Road nearby, and has recycled materials, soil, and gravel, that take advantage of the recycling areas in the south of the suburb. They are open every day from 8am to 5pm (but only 2pm on Sundays).

The most well-known area for retail is Clarinda Shopping Centre on Bourke Road. There is also a regular Clarinda Arts and Craft Market, and the next one is on Saturday July 7th 2018. For more details of these events check here.

Where to Eat in Clarinda

Montibella Pizza is at Shop 11, 67 Bourke Road in Clarinda - click here for a review. Clarinda Fish & Chippery is also at Shop 9, 67 Bourke Street nearby. As a third option, Yang's Dumplings are at 1200 Centre Road in Clarinda.

How to get to Clarinda

It's a 30-minute drive from the City to Clarinda. A train to Clayton Station (on the Cranbourne or Pakenham lines), and the 824 bus to Clarinda Shopping Centre takes just over an hour from the city.

The suburb of Clarinda. Credits: Google Maps

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