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Published June 12th 2018
Tarneit is a fresh part of Melbourne
Tarneit is a suburb 25 kilometres west of Melbourne experiencing rapid growth and diversity as Werribee and surrounds expand. The suburb has many new housing estates, several retail precincts, parkland galore, and creeks preserved from the previous farming districts.
Parks, Playgrounds and Walks
There is a five kilometre walk that starts at the Julia Gillard Library and then continues along Skeleton Creek, through the parklands, some residential areas, and then back to the starting point. It is a good way to get acquainted with the suburb, and main streets.
If you're in Tarneit with the kids, then a better option is the playground near Davis Creek, that also has the Little Growling Cafe at 180 Davis Road. You'll find their menu here and they serve great coffee, cheap breakfasts, and toasties. There is even a kids menu.
Shops and Cafes
With several shopping centres in the area, there is no shortage of retail therapy or tempting cafes.
Wyndham Village Shopping Centre. Credits: Wikipedia, User: Bob T
A range of outlets are also at Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre at 747 Tarneit Road, with a few takeaway and supermarket stores. For a sit-down lunch, Serranos Cafe is a local favourite. They also serve breakfast and coffee in a relaxed setting.
Restaurant and Bar
If you are in Tarneit in the evening, Hotel 520 (at 520 Sayers Road) serves dinner, and becomes a local nightlife spot later in the evening. The menu is here and serves up modern Australian cuisine with Mediterranean influences. After dinner, you'll find the sports bar at 520, and plenty of cosy places to enjoy a drink with friends in this modern pub.
Getting to and from Tarneit
Tarneit is a 40 minute drive west from the city. If you are travelling by public transport, there is a Tarneit railway station that connects to the Werribee railway line, and to Deer Park. There is also the Wyndham Bus network in the area.
Tarneit as seen from the air. Credits: Wikipedia, User: Bob T