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Top Things to do in Vermont

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
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Published June 6th 2018
A creek, parks, coffee, and lunch - all very Vermont
Vermont is about 20 kilometres east of the city and conjures up images of parklands, cafes, and wide leafy streets. The creek and local reserves, dining, and retail options offer a relaxing and entertaining time for visitors and locals alike.

Parks and Walks

Vermont has many green areas and has managed to maintain a sense of natural beauty, as it develops. Terrara Park is the main sports and recreation area in Vermont South. It is on Terrara Road, and there is plenty of parking and a playground with ample space. More information at this link.

The Dandenong Creek Trail also has an access point in Vermont South for a more extensive walk. It features native flora, great views, and a path for cycling. For more information on the trail click here.

Cafes and Restaurants

One cafe to check out is Rise and Grind at 605 Canterbury Road in Vermont, and they are well known by locals for their great coffee. The cafe opens at 7am from Tuesday to Saturday, and serves breakfast and lunch till close at 3pm (except for 2pm on Saturdays).

Rise and Grind Vermont Melbourne
Rise and Grind are known for their great coffee. Credits: Rise and Shine, via Google Map website images

For a dinner suggestion, the Khyber Pass restaurant is open from 6-10pm daily, and serve Pakistani cuisine. They are located at 272A Morack Road in Vermont South, A review of some of their most popular dishes is here.


Vermont South Shopping Centre is at 495 Burwood Highway. It's not a big shopping area, but caters to the area and includes a bakehouse, butcher, post office, supermarket and a florist. It is next to the local library and community house.

How to get to Vermont

The nearest railway station is Mitcham railway station, located 2 kilometres north of Vermont and Heatherdale Station, which is located a kilometre or so north of Vermont (from Canterbury Road). Vermont is serviced by five bus routes across the week. There is also a tram (route 75) from Docklands, but it takes over an hour. One of Melbourne's major arterials, Canterbury Road, passes through the centre of Vermont, running east to west, and Mitcham and Boronia Roads also cross, so it is easy to get to by car.

Vermont South Train Tram
The Vermont South Station at the end of the Melbourne tram route 75. Credits: Wikipedia, User: Lakeyboy

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Why? A walk, coffee, lunch, and some shopping in Vermont
Where: Vermont (and Vermont South)
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