Come and meet our friendly farm animals, take a ride to see the kangaroos and emus or explore the history of Bundoora Park at the Heritage Village. With play spaces, picnic areas and a café, it’s a great place for a fun day out with the whole family.
Not only is Bundoora Park Farm a great place to visit, there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved and learn about farm life. We offer education programs for groups and schools, volunteering for all abilities, recreation programs and community garden plots.
Bundoora Park Café
Located at the Farm’s entrance, the Bundoora Park Café offers a place to grab a coffee, a snack or lunch during your visit. With both indoor and outdoor seating, a cosy fireplace and with views of the Wildlife Reserve, you may even be able to spot a few kangaroos and emus. Our menu is currently take-away only, (child-friendly options available) while COVID-safe measures are in place. More information about visiting the café can be found on the Visit the Farm page.
Café hours: 10am-3pm daily
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Step back in time at Bundoora Park Farm’s Heritage Village. With buildings dating back to 1899, experience what early 20th century colonial farm life was like through the many historical photographs, artefacts and machinery on display.
With a working printing press and horse-drawn farm equipment, as well as artefacts from local historical societies including Australian Blacksmiths Association (Victoria) Inc., Eltham Steam and Stationary Engine Preservation Society and The Papermakers of Victoria, there’s so much to learn!
The Blacksmith Barn is a rare Scottish prefabricated galvanised iron roll top barn dating from the 1880s. It was imported from Scotland by sailing ship and erected at "Paddy's Market", located on the southwest corner of what is now the Bourke St and Exhibition St intersection in Melbourne.
In about 1930 it moved to Prospect Hill (now Mt. Cooper), where it served as a hay barn before moving to Bundoora Park Farm in about 1939. An engine room was added to operate a chaff, providing horse feed for the Victorian Police Remount Depot.
Today, the barn is occupied by the Australian Blacksmiths Association (Victoria) Inc. and is home to the largest collection of operating forges in Australia. The Association has regular work days at the barn from 10.00am-4.00pm on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.