Newport Lakes, Newport

Newport Lakes, Newport

Newport Lakes is a bushland oasis created from a former blustone quarry and rubbish tip site in the middle of Newport.

The park is 33 hectares in size and is a great place for a picnic with family and friends, for a leisurely walk or just to relax in a tranquil bushland setting. The lakes area of the park has been extensively revegetated using native plants, with over 200 species of plants and 85 species of birds recorded here.

To find out more about the history, flora and fauna and more about the park, visit the Friends of Newport Lakes webpage.

A self-guided two kilometres nature trail around the lake takes approximately 40 minutes, at a leisurely pace. A brochure about the trail is available from the on-site nursery.

Newport Lakes Park is available for booking private functions including weddings. The public car park is open daily from 7.30am to dusk. The park is open to visitors on foot at all hours.

Facilities include: 

  • Picnic area with free electric barbecues and shelters constructed using some recycled materials
  • The upright pots were formerly telegraph poles and the paths are made of crushed, recycled concrete
  • Toilets
  • Drinking taps
  • Play space

Dogs are not permitted in the area around the Lakes but are welcome at the Western end of the park. 

Car Park Construction - works upcoming

Hobsons Bay City City Council is constructing the main entrance and car park to Newport Lakes. Works include installation of drainage, storm water pits, kerb and channel and asphalting of the existing surface.

Works are scheduled to commence Thursday 22 June and anticipated to take 8 weeks to complete.

Council is taking a staged approach to minimise disruption, however some unavoidable closures and limited access will occur. VMS boards will be on site for access information. Alternatively, return to this page, email projects@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or call 9932 1131 for further works updates.

View map for alternative pedestrian access and extent of works area.(PDF, 734KB)

Location

Newport Lakes is about one kilometre, or a 15 minute walk west from Newport Station along Mason Street, Newport. Key entrance via Margaret Street off Mason Street, Newport

Melway: 55 G3

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