With 123 hectares of wilderness and five kilometres of sealed pathways, Westerfolds Park, Templestowe is a great place to jog, walk or cycle. As the Yarra River flows through this park, you can paddle a canoe from the canoe launching ramp or cast a fishing line from the river banks.
But for those less energetic, simply drive in and find a spot in one of the ten carparking areas to have a picnic or a stroll without feeling overcrowded. One of the picnic areas has a large adventure playground, expansive lawns and barbecue facilities.
Much of the park comprises native Australian trees and shrubs so you're sure to see a large variety of birds and a few marsupials but stick to the paths and viewing platforms to avoid snakes in the warmer months.