Parks, Playgrounds, Picnic areas & Sports grounds
Parks and Reserves
Gravel paths with gentle gradients wind amongst lawns shaded by mature trees and over small bridges crossing a small stream and ponds in Buninyong's atmospheric Lower Botanic Gardens. Facilities such as a rotunda, children's play areas, barbecues, and toilets make this restful place popular for picnics.
In the Upper Gardens, another level path skirts The Gong, with steeper tracks leading up to the Catholic Church and to Mt Innes.
A level gravel path runs through Desoza Park for about a kilometre along both sides of the Union Jack Creek. It is suitable for prams, wheelchairs and bicycles.
The eastern end of the park, next to the Information Centre, has a rotunda, children's play area, barbecues, and toilets.
Mount Buninyong Reserve
Union Jack Reserve
A maze of bush tracks wander through the old gold mining area of the Union Jack Reserve on the north-east corner of Buninyong. The Reserve has several plaques describing points of interest, including the site of the historic Locomotive Mine Disaster in the northern section.
A free self-guided map from Parks Victoria is available from the Buninyong Information Centre or is downloadable here
Safe play areas with swings and climbing equipment can be found in:
- De Soza Park
- Buninyong Botanic Gardens
- Buninyong Primary School (accessible only outside school hours)
Picnic areas and Barbecues
Picnic tables, chairs, barbecues and toilets are located in:
An array of sporting facilities are clustered around Forest street, between Inglis and Cornish Streets:
- Football/cricket ground
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis courts
- Netball court
- Parkour circuit
- Skateboard rink
- BMX Pump track