The town of Exford is 51-kilometres northeast of the Central Business District of Melbourne. It’s under the local government area of the City of Melton and its population is more or less than 200. The town is situated on the west and south banks of the Melton Reservoir.
Melton Botanic Garden is a lovely and informative location found in the town of Exford. Dedicated volunteers who are known as Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden create and maintain it. You may scoot or cycle along the lake’s Botanic Trail, have a BBQ and take in the rich flora and fauna. The Island as a Bird Sanctuary Project received a ‘Keep Victoria Beautiful Award’ from the Melton Botanic Garden in 2019. It’s home to a wide variety of fauna, including birds, reptiles, and insects. The garden with Melton Girl Guides began revegetating along Ryans Creek and around the lake on National Tree Day.
Another attraction in the town is Rupert Vance Moon Reserve. Bacchus Marsh is home to the Rupert Vance Moon Reserve. The setting for a picnic, especially if you’ve just finished picking strawberries at Naturipe Fruits across the street. You can also go for a stroll along the river. Around the picnic area, there are several lovely old gum trees. This reserve offers a 2.9-kilometre easy walking trail that starts at the shelters and ends at the same spot. You may see a lot of birds and roaming rabbits at the right time of day. It follows the river for part of the route. There are plenty of restrooms and grilling areas. It’s well worth the journey.
One of Australia’s few authentic small family orchards can be found in Exford. Come choose your own farm fresh fruit with Payne Orchards. High nutrient density and super clean. Summer brings cherries, berries, nectarines, plums, apricots, and peaches. In the autumn, a variety of apples are available. It’s only 40 minutes from Melbourne, on the route to Ballarat, near the Western Freeway.Call Us Enquire Now