We are spoilt for choice in the Macedon Ranges in terms of parks. Unfortunately if we don’t live close to some of them, we are not always aware that they are there! Romsey Ecotherapy Park, is a perfect example of this.
What: The Romsey Ecotherapy Park is literally one of the town’s best kept secrets. We would not have known it was there except that a local told us about it. (Without knowing its full title, it was impossible to find online or through the GPS).
It is truly a serene place. The centre of the park is overlooked by a magnificant tree with beautiful gnarled branches. The dappled sunlight filters through the greenery as you play, explore or relax. The park is beautifully landscaped, primarily with wooden materials. Your child will love following the tree stump stepping stones or balancing along the succession of planks. There is also an excellent flying fox for bigger kids.
Where: The Romsey Ecotherapy Park curls around the Cobaw Community Health Centre on Main Street. The park overlooks the river and is across the road from the Lions Park.
The best bit: The large swing under the stunning tree in the centre of the park.
Picnic or cafe? There are no tables and chairs but there are plenty of tree stumps and wooden bars to sit on. There are no cafes close by but stop the car a little earlier on Main Street to visit the lovely Verdure cafe for a babycino and a toasted sandwich.
Toilets close by? There are toilets in the neighbouring Cobaw Community Health Centre.
Make a day of it: You might like to time your visit with the monthly farmers’ market in neighbouring Lancefield. Alternatively, head to the Cope-Williams winery in Romsey itself for some wine tasting, a hit on their cricket pitch, and a perusal of their indigenous art gallery.