Located in Melbourne’s east, Ringwood is a great spot to indulge in retail therapy or enjoy the free delights of its lake and parks.
What’s Ringwood known for?
Eastland Shopping Centre and Ringwood Lake are most likely to spring to mind, both offering some R&R in the suburb. With lots of great schools in the area, Ringwood is a family-orientated suburb that has lots to offer in sporting clubs and facilities. There are also many fantastic eateries, pubs and bars to choose from.
Why do the locals love it?
Melanie Briant from café Mister Fox says there’s lots to do in Eastland. “Holey Moley Mini Golf there is great, and Ringwood Town Square [dining precinct] is really nice,” she says. “Mister Fox is connected to Ringwood Golf Course which has been voted one of the best public golf courses in Victoria, and Aquanation is also popular.”
How do I get to Ringwood?
Ringwood is well served by public transport, with three train stations. Ringwood station stands directly opposite Eastland, with Heatherdale station and the smaller Ringwood East station close by. Both the Belgrave and Lilydale lines will get you to Ringwood station and Heatherdale station, while only the Lilydale service stops at Ringwood East. There are lots of bus routes too and it's very easy to reach the suburb by car.
Mitcham and Nunawading are neighbouring suburbs to the west, while Wantirna and Heathmont are below. Croydon is also nearby, and if you go north you’ll soon be in Warrandyte.
Map of Ringwood
If you only do one thing...
On a nice day, lap up the sunshine at Ringwood Lake Park. Pack a picnic or bring something for the barbecue (on weekends the park gets pretty busy, so get there early if you want to snag one!)