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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.