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Top Things to do in Point Cook

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
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Published June 18th 2018
A suburb full of history, family fun, and great cafes

Point Cook was originally the site of farms and an air base, but it has experienced rapid population growth in the last decade, with dozens of new residential estates, and the establishment of a retail precinct, playgrounds, cafes and restaurants.

Shopping

The Point Cook Town Centre is located at the corner of Dunnings Road and Boardwalk Boulevard (Main Street runs through the middle), with over a hundred stores. Women's fashion includes classy yet affordable shoes at Novo Shoes, the popular chain Ally Fashion, the family-based Gracie's Boutique, and accessories at Kenito Jewellery. Men's fashion at reasonable prices is at Connor, and shoes at Urban Collective Footwear.

Main Street Point Cook
Main Street in Point Cook. Credits: Wikipedia, User: Girod1970


Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre is a smaller shopping centre at 300 Point Cook Road. It isn't as good as the Point Cook centre for clothing stores (generally for food shopping, and business services), but has a range of gift and homeware stores to check out. Try Ezy Plaza Home & Gifts, and Tender Petals Florist & Gifts so you can pick up something special from your day out in Point Cook.

Cafes, Restaurants and Pubs

The Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes centres have a range of cafes and restaurants, but there are more at the small Featherbrook Shopping Centre (238 Boardwalk Boulevard) in the south-west of the suburb, and Soho Village (corner of Sneydes Road and Malibu Boulevard). Here's some top picks below that are popular with the locals.

Priya at Point Cook Shopping Centre, has a range of Indian dishes made with fresh ingredients, and they are open every day from 12-3pm for lunch, and 5pm-10.30pm for dinner. You can book here.

Berrybean Cafe is at the Sanctuary Lakes centre, and serves up a range of tasty cakes, coffee, and burgers. They are open until 6pm daily.

Feather brook has 7 Beams Cafe (open 8am to 5pm daily), and they offer up a delicious all day brunch including eggs benefit, an acai bowl and more. Click here for a review.

Soho Bakery (Shop 13/6 Adelphi Boulevard) at Soho Village in Point Cook is the local choice for fresh baked bread, rolls, and tempting desserts. It's open every day from 7am to 6pm (except Wednesdays)

If you are out for a drink in the evening in Point Cook, then Sanctuary Lakes Hotel (at 280 Point Cook Road) is open until 2am every day. This is a large establishment with a dining room, a piano bar, and a cosy lounge. They hold a series of weekly events, and if you want to know more click here, or make a reservation for dinner here.

Parks, Playgrounds, and Attractions

Bayview Park Point Cook is a pirate ship themed playground at in the south-east of the suburb near the corner of Yuruga Boulevard and Alamanda Boulevard. You'll find some photos and a description of the facilities here.

Another good option for the kids in Point Cook is Hargrove Park. It is on the corner of Hargrave Avenue and Kingsford Drive (in the north-west of the suburb). The park has "bike paths circling the equipment, and plenty of open space to kick a ball" (Jack and the Ben Stalk website).

There is also plenty for the whole family to do in Point Cook with the RAAF Museum on Point Cook Road a drawcard for tourists. A detailed review is here, and you can expect impressive displays of aircraft, historical artefacts, and enthusiastic staff. Visiting hours are 10am to 3pm weekdays (closed Mondays), and 10am to 5pm weekends.

RAAF Museum Point Cook
RAAF Museum in Point Cook. Credits: Wikipedia, User: Bidgee


Point Cook Homestead at 1 Point Cook Road is currently closed, but you can still explore the Point Cook Coastal Park. This area has some beautiful native flora, birds, and wetlands to explore by trail.

Getting to Point Cook

Point Cook is about 30 minutes south-west of the Melbourne CBD and is located to the south of the Princes Freeway. The nearest railway station is Williams Landing railway station, and other stations close by are Aircraft or Laverton (on the way to Werribee). Several bus routes run by CDC Melbourne also service the area (the route map is here).

Point Cook
Point Cook in Melbourne's West. Credits melbournesuburbsmap.com

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