A Weekend in the West

Plan your weekend exploring the best of the west, close to home at Grace


Tarneit is a rapidly expanding, multi-cultural community brimming with parks, playgrounds, retail, eateries, quality infrastructure, excellent educational opportunities, and all of the essential ingredients for a rich, and convenient, lifestyle. It’s easy to see why thousands of new families move to Tarneit every single year.

If you’re thinking about making the move yourself, or if you’re already local and looking for something new to do this weekend, read on. With so many options, we’ve made it easy for you by putting together our top picks for the best weekend activities for the whole family, close to home.

Werribee Open Range Zoo

18 minutes drive from Grace

Discover the wild wonders of the Werribee Open Range Zoo, easily one of the most incredible zoo experiences in the southern hemisphere. This unique destination offers a huge range of captivating and interactive exhibits for the entire family, and best of all, it’s less than 20 minutes from Grace.

Enjoy an immersive safari experience unlike any other on a safari tour bus through the savannah. Roam through expansive open plains, get up close and personal with African, Asian, and North American wildlife in a naturalistic habitat, and witness majestic creatures like giraffes, rhinos, and zebras from the comfort of a safari bus.

The zoo's commitment to education and conservation creates an enriching experience for the entire family, with guided tours providing insights into conservation efforts and animal behaviours. With thrilling exhibits like the Australian Trail and the African River Trail, as well as playgrounds, a Grass Maze, and wonderful selection of spots for lunch all set in scenic surroundings, Werribee Open Range Zoo stands out as a must-visit attraction close to Tarneit.

Werribee Park Mansion

20 minutes drive from Grace

Experience something a little different with a family day out at the Werribee Park Mansion. Discover the grandeur of this historic estate, and be transported back in time as you explore the opulent lifestyles of the 19th century. Families can embark on guided tours through the mansion, exploring lavishly decorated rooms, intricate architecture, and period furnishings, while learning about Australia’s pastoral empire.

The manicured grounds and gardens surrounding the mansion are ideal for picnics, leisurely strolls, or great adventures of the imagination.  There’s even a heritage orchard to explore. Werribee Park Mansion offers an enriching blend of history, culture, and relaxation for families of all ages to enjoy.

Shadowfax Winery

20 minutes drive from Grace

Something for the older members of the family, Shadowfax Winery is a spectacular spot for lunch, dinner, or wine tasting, only 20 minutes from Grace. Nestled near Werribee Open Range Zoo, the vineyard, cellar door and restaurant enjoy sensational views of the vines and leafy pastures beyond.

Planted in 1998, Shadowfax Wines are known to be deliciously powerful and robust. The restaurant offers a beautiful selection of accompaniments, with produce and herbs incorporated from the onsite kitchen garden. On weekends, the cellar door and restaurant host live music with resident bands, making Shadowfax the perfect spot for a date night close to home.

Werribee South Beach

22 minutes drive from Grace

In any season, Werribee South Beach is a lovely spot to spend an afternoon. The wide, sandy beach is a popular choice for a swim when it’s warm, and a relaxing place for a slow stroll in the cooler months. Hosting all kinds of water activities, from boating and sailing, to windsurfing and kayaking, Werribee South Beach has all bases covered.

With a playground, volleyball area, and barbeque space, and sensational views of Port Phillip Bay, Werribee South Beach is an ideal venue for catching up with friends and family, or even hosting a casual celebration. Pick up a coffee or some fish and ships right across the road, and kick back at this gorgeous, local beach just a short drive from home.


With so much to offer so close to home, Tarneit is a wonderful place for families to set down roots and prosper. Grace has a range of affordable house and land packages ideal for families of every age and stage, but be quick because the final land lot release is selling fast.

Don’t miss out on your last chance to design and create your own home in a fabulous location. Contact our team today.