Pakenham is based on the outskirts of west Gippsland, less than 60km south-east of Melbourne. It is a gateway to some inspiring getaways including national
parks, lakes and waterways. Located in Cardinia Shire, Pakenham has direct access to west Gippsland's rich history and indigenous heritage.
In recent times, Pakenham has experienced a 'population explosion', to the point where it is losing its regional suburb status.
ATTRACTIONS & LEISURE
Pakenham is on the veritable doorstep of some amazing tourism destinations in Gippsland, encompassing rugged coastlines, white sandy beaches, lush forests and alpine country. And also one of the most diverse natural landscapes in the world.
Its growing populace have the luxury of a myriad of leisure pursuits - four-wheel driving expeditions, horse trail rides, snow skiing, water-skiing,
swimming, surfing, boating, fishing, mountain bike trails. There's also plenty of nature and wildlife: koalas, kangaroos and wombats etc.
And don't forget the Gippsland region is renowned for its country produce, gourmet food and wine.
Major Gippsland attractions easily accessible to the Pakenham community include Mt Baw Baw, The Great Alpine Road (which stretches to Bairnsdale), Walhalla (former gold mining centre and 'frozen in time' historic township), and West Gippsland Gourmet Country (restaurants and award-winning wineries).
Even closer to home for Pakenham residents are the Emerald Park Lake and Puffing Billy Steam Railway.
EDUCATION & SPORT
Pakenham has a host of educational facilities, particularly at primary school level to cater for the extensive number of growing families that have moved
into this bustling area.
A diverse range of sporting opportunities are available in Pakenham including Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre which has 18 floodlit courts and is the
biggest tennis complex in the south-east region, sports and aquatic centre Cardinia LIFE which includes a 25m pool and eight multipurpose sports courts,
Pakenham Race Club and Pakenham Football Club.
Four shopping precincts provide local shoppers with all the necessities, so there's little need to head 'down the road' to a major shopping complex such as Dandenong.
Freeways, highways and bypasses make for comfortable commuting to Melbourne and Gippsland.
Train travelers have a suburban service running between Pakenham and Melbourne, and two V/Line services pass through Cardinia Shire and terminate at Southern Cross station in Melbourne. There are also excellent bus and taxi services.
Casey Hospital, a 229-bed facility in Berwick, is the major provider of health care. Importantly for a young population such as Pakenham, it provides
paediatric services for Monash Children's and is a centre for Monash HEART.
Older and disabled people receive residential care at Pakenham Aged Care, a community-based with around 92 residents.
(NB. All effort has been made to provide accurate information, however please undertake own research to ensure information remains accurate and seek professional advice when necessary).
Eden Brook at Pakenham, only 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, is a superb master-planned community of around 44 hectares. Developer Devine is offering a range of blocks designed to suit a variety of lifestyles and budgets.
"The design of the estate blends imaginative conservation with innovative development to create a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities," says Devine. Eden Brook is within walking distance of the Pakenham city centre, which has a well established shopping area, schools, a hospital, recreational facilities and public transport.
The community is located adjacent to the proposed Henry Road Recreation Reserve sports complex, and only a short distance from the state-of-the-art Cardinia LIFE aquatic and recreation centre. Eden Brook will have its own central plaza, with nearby shopping centres including Heritage Springs, Fountain Gate and Pakenham Place. Click 'Suburb HIghlights" above for more information about Pakenham.