Pipemakers Park is part of the Maribyrnong River valley which had been occupied by Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years. Approximately six kilometres
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Pipemakers Park is part of the Maribyrnong River valley which had been occupied by Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years.
Approximately six kilometres from the city, it is one of Melbourne's oldest industrial sites.
Pipemakers Park is a historic pipemaking industrial site which has been transformed into a park and wetlands. The main feature is the Living Museum of the West housed in a revamped factory, which provides information for self-guided tours and hosts a number of exhibitions, activities and special presentations on the cultural history of western Melbourne and the Maribyrnong River.
Historic bluestone factories have been recycled for community use. A wharf has been built, wetlands created, barbecues and picnic tables installed and an important link formed in the Maribyrnong River trail. The multi-use trail leads 15 kilometres upstream to Brimbank Park, East Keilor, and four kilometres downstream to the Stock Bridge at Kensington.
Approached from a steep hill, the park has distant river views towards Flemington Racecourse and the city.
Try fishing from the wharf, go for a boat ride on the Maribyrnong River or sit and relax in the pioneer womens shelter.
Sealed and unsealed walking tracks through the park link with the Maribyrnong River trail.
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