Established surrounds

Kinley is only a few minutes from Lilydale’s town centre, so Kinley residents will have easy access to every local amenity they could ask for: from inner-city-style cafes to yoga and reformer pilates classes; and from modern library facilities to live-music venues.

Home improvers and keen gardeners will appreciate living close to a Bunnings Warehouse, also located in Lilydale’s town centre. For Kinley residents, Lilydale also serves as a handy transport hub. Metro trains run from Lilydale Train Station direct to the city, and suburban buses also run from the station.

Kinley, Melbourne’s newest eastern suburb, will be integrated into the long-established Lilydale community. The Lilydale area is home to wide range of services and amenities, including thriving local shopping centres, ample parklands and excellent education options.

Established local township

The long-established Lilydale township started life as a small shopping village. Today, Lilydale is a busy centre for shopping, cafes, health and wellbeing, gyms and sports facilities, culture and entertainment.

Major retail hubs
Everyday essentials

Kinley residents will have easy access to two major shopping hubs, Chirnside Park and the Lilydale Marketplace. These thriving and lively centres include supermarkets, specialty stores and many local services.

Experience the new east

Eastland’s retailers include leading Australian and international brands, plus fabulous food and a Hoyts cinema complex. The council-run Realm library, knowledge and innovation centre is also located at Eastland.

Lillydale Lake
Life by the water

The lively Lillydale Lake is one of Lilydale’s most-loved spots: an estimated 600,000 people visit this lake each year. Many opt to walk or jog around the lake, while others stop by for picnics and barbecues or simply relax by the lakeside beach.

Lillydale Lake Playspace
Water play and more

The recently upgraded Lillydale Lake playspace is a family-friendly zone with a playground and a fun water play area. Bring the kids (and a dry change of clothes) and prepare to be splashed. The playspace’s creative play equipment includes a flying fox and a wheelchair-friendly liberty swing.

What’s at Lillydale Lake?

Walking, jogging and cycling

Lillydale Lake’s main trail, around the perimeter of the lake, is the park’s most popular spot for walkers and joggers. All up, the lake has more than 10kms of shared trails to explore, including paths through wetlands and parkland. Plus, dog walkers will appreciate the lake’s large off-leash area.

Beach adventure

Help the kids build a sandcastle or simply enjoy the feeling of sand between your toes – only minutes from home. Lillydale Lake has its own sandy beach for all to enjoy

On the water

The expansive Lillydale Lake attracts many local boating enthusiasts. You’ll find kayaks, canoes and other small, non-powered boats on the water.

Winery tours and more
Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is one of the world’s finest wine-growing regions and Kinley residents will be living within minutes of more than 80 cellar doors – including national and international award winners. The area’s superb restaurants and stunning national parks will also be within easy reach.

Foodie’s paradise
Healesville and surrounds

Healesville is a foodie’s paradise – only a short drive from Kinley. This regional food and wine hub boasts award-winning restaurants and celebrated cafes. Plus, the area offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature and some very local wildlife.

Further afield
Mount Baw Baw + Lake Eildon

Kinley puts its residents in a great position to enjoy Victoria’s popular snowfields, including Mt Buller – a 2.4-hour drive from Kinley. Another attraction that’s less than 1.5-hours by car from Kinley is Lake Eildon. This vast water playground is surrounded by scenic natural bushland and national park.

Education pathways
Learning for all ages and all levels

Kinley residents will be spoiled for choice when it comes to their children’s education. The area is home to a broad range of private, government and independent schools, and higher education options are also located nearby. Some examples are listed here.

Box Hill Institute

Vocational + higher education

Box Hill Institute’s Lilydale Lakeside campus offers nationally accredited and internationally recognized qualifications. Courses are linked to industry and employers. Vocational training by William Angliss Institute is also offered at this campus.

Lilydale High School

Years 7-12

Lilydale High School has an enrolment of approximately 2,100 students. The school offers VCE studies, Vocational Education and Training courses and a select-entry accelerated learning program.

Oxley Christian College

Early learning to Year 12

This private college has a strong Christian focus with an enrolment of approximately 1,000 students. Offering more than 30 VCE subjects, studies are combined with the fostering of a sense of community.

Mount Lilydale Mercy College

Years 7-12

This Catholic coeducational college, has close to 1,500 students. The school offers both VCE and International Baccalaureate studies and a  learning enhancement and acceleration program for years 7–9.