Tarneit Suburb Guide

Picturesque farmland turned thriving community

A blooming outer-western suburb, Tarneit is picturesque farmland turned thriving community, and located just 30 kilometres from Melbourne CBD. A focus on urban convenience has seen a tonne of infrastructure projects make their way into the pipeline for the area, including roads, public transport links, community centres and parks. Established right in the heart of stunning natural beauty, Tarneit offers a nature-centric and fuss-free lifestyle, with the added bonus of popular tourist destination, Werribee, and the gorgeous bay only a stone’s throw away.

Food, drink and shopping

If you are looking for a bite to eat, there’s a number of highly rated cafes and bars dotted around the area. Some of these include Black Seed CafeThe Park HotelThe Groove Train and Jackson’s on K. The Tarneit Night Market is sure to form a premiere event, offering a chance to view local craft and entertainment, plus features a moonlight cinema.

You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to shopping around Tarneit. To the east you have access to Wyndham Village Shopping CentreTarneit Central Shopping Centre in the center of town and Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre to the west. Get all your grocery and retail shopping done wherever suits you best for the day.

Out and about

For a fresh and evolving suburb, Tarneit has an abundance of must-do’s and must-sees. For a day out in the sun there’s Altona Beach, the western suburbs largest and most pristine swimming location.

Also nearby is the Point Cook Coastal Park (ranking among the top places in the world to see migratory wading birds!) and Werribee Open Range Zoo — all perfect options for a day out with the family.

Education and transport

For those with young kids — or soon-to-be families thinking long-term — there are a number of great schools in the area to choose from. Tarneit Rise Primary, St John the Apostle, Baden Powell P-9 College and Westbourne Grammar are all fantastic options, with many more schools proposed for this fast-growing region. In addition, tertiary students can find both Deakin University’s vocational centre and a Victoria University campus close by in Werribee.

When it comes to public transport, Tarneit Train Station seamlessly connects to the city’s central hub, Southern Cross, in a mere 31 minutes. A large bus network with regular services to local hotspots like Wyndham Village Shopping Centre, Tarneit Gardens and local supermarkets makes for effortless shopping.

For those wanting more a bit more land in a quickly expanding suburb, Tarneit is sure to tick the box in terms of accessibility. Home to a number of family-friendly housing estates, this suburb is proving more and more popular with both residents and holiday-makers.

Seeing an uptake in property by growing families and younger couples, Tarneit is proving to be a first home buyer hotspot. The biggest drawcard? Easy access to the bustling Melbourne CBD via major road links, while still maintaining all the perks of a relaxed, coastal lifestyle.

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