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A weekend in Sunbury

Wondering what to do this weekend in Sunbury? With its lush countryside and picturesque views, Sunbury is a beautiful place to spend your weekend, and it’s conveniently located right on your doorstep.

Whether you’re looking for outdoor activities or just want to take in some of the local culture and sights, there are plenty of things to do in Sunbury. 

Here are 5 ways to enjoy every weekend in and around Sunbury.


Retail therapy

From antiques and crafts to handcrafted jewellery and clothes, there are plenty of stores to keep you entertained.

A popular destination with over 70 retailers is Sunbury Square where you can find a variety of homewares and fashion outlets. You can also catch the latest blockbusters at Reading Cinemas, located conveniently opposite the centre.


Eat your way along O’Shanassy Street

From farm-to-table eateries serving fresh local produce to cosy cafes and vibrant burger joints, there’s something for everyone along Sunbury’s infamous O’Shanassy Street.

Drop into K.O. Chicken and Gyoza for your fix of Korean fried chicken, or grab a coffee and catch up with friends in one of the many independent cafes. Check out our previous blogs to discover the best cafes in Sunbury’s growing foodie scene: part 1 and part 2.


Get outdoors

You can explore nature trails and take in some of the beautiful scenery that is unique to the area.

If you’re looking for something a little more active and want to get yourself involved with the local community, drive 10 minutes south and explore the unique geology and biodiversity on the Organ Pipes National Park Guided Tour, organised by Friends of Organ Pipes Volunteer (FOOPS).

Marvel at the park’s natural beauty and learn about the ecology, geology and history of volunteering in the park, including the Enviro Champion’s program and how you can take action for the natural environment and their community. 


Support local Victorian wineries

Offering some of the best wines in Victoria, Sunbury is home to a number of family-owned and larger established vineyards, perfect for a Sunday afternoon catch-up.

Many of these wineries use sustainable growing practices and local ingredients to provide excellent quality wines with distinctive flavours that reflect the region’s terroir. Visitors can explore the historic sites around Sunbury or take part in guided tours and tastings.

Craiglee Vineyard has been producing award-winning Shiraz and Chardonnay for over four decades. Or visit the first vineyard established in the area – Andraos Brothers who have won awards in Australia and overseas. Screw It Wine Bar has a great selection of red and white wines to suit every palette and occasion.


Charming history

Did you know that Sunbury is steeped in rich history? As one of the earliest European settlements in Victoria, it is also the birthplace of the Ashes.

Spend an afternoon at Hume Visitor Information Centre and learn about Sunbury’s fascinating rich and varied past. 

Tour the Old Sunbury Courthouse, visit Victoria’s oldest homestead – Emu Bottom and visit retired Melbourne Cup racehorses at the Living Legends’ stables.