We invite residents and visitors to Discover Your Own Backyard! The campaign is aimed at getting locals and their visiting friends and relatives out and about and experiencing all that Moonee Valley has to offer. So what are you waiting for, get out and about, explore and Discover Your Own Backyard  today!

Explore your creative side with Wendy Stapleton

Want to explore your creative side? Book into a show at the Clocktower Centre or see an exhibition at the Incinerator Gallery. Round off a perfect day with a bit of history and some much needed refreshments.

Click here for a map of the places Wendy visited.  

Have you discovered these family friendly places in Moonee Valley yet?

Discover the many family friendly places in Moonee Valley this summer.

Here is a map of all the friendly places mentioned in the video.

Experience Essendon - shopping, coffee, pampering and more!

Find that perfect gift, celebrate with friends over lunch and coffee, or why not make it all about you and pamper yourself with a new dress, a manicure (think matching nails) and maybe even a massage to look your best every day!

Click here to map out your itinerary!

Looking for a night out in Moonee Ponds?

Getting together with friends, looking for a nice place to eat or to catch up for drinks? What better place to do it than in Moonee Ponds! Hear what our local 'experts' have to say:

Find the places recommended by the boys in this map.

Moonee Valley is a foodie's paradise - spreading the word!

By promoting the amazing quality and diversity of Moonee Valley’s eateries we aim to bring more people to our municipality and support our local businesses. 

We are spreading the word and have engaged a number of popular food bloggers to review our great local restaurants and cafes.

So next time you are heading out for dinner stay local and check out what the blogosphere is recommending!

Gary and friends explore Moonee Valley

International celebrity chef and MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan invites you to Discover Your Own Backyard whilst starring in a short video profiling Moonee Valley's thriving food and wine scene.

Gary, owner of local restaurant The Boathouse, is no stranger to the area, with his Moonee Ponds establishment situated on the Maribyrnong River for the past ten years. "With so many options in the City of Moonee Valley, you’re never too far from a quality bite to eat".

Follow Gary's journey throughout Moonee Valley using this digital map.

"Thanks for coming with me on a tour of my home town, and remember, you can’t go past your own backyard for a delicious day out."


Gary was recently profiled in The Weekly Review, see the full article in the Local Lowdown.

Last updated: Friday, 22 June 2018, 10:30 AM