Terrific Tarneit: a great location to retire

Terrific Tarneit: a great location to retire

Looking for a great place to retire? Terrific Tarneit ticks all the boxes. First settled in 1830, Tarneit is still a relatively new discovery for retirees. Read on to find out why this up and coming suburb is proving so popular with seniors.

Great location

An emerging suburb of the City of Wyndham, Tarneit is located 25km west of Melbourne’s CBD.

Terrific transport

Tarneit is a prime regional area for those that want a comfortable commute to the city. Travellers from Tarneit can reach the CBD within 25 minutes. The brand-new railway station has capacity for parking up to 1,000 vehicles and is designed to be accessible for wheelchair users.

The Wyndham Bus Network has had an extensive upgrade and now services Tarneit.

The major roads surrounding Tarneit have recently been redeveloped. Direct access to the Princes Freeway ensures Tarneit is an easy destination to visit.

Convenient shopping

Tarneit Central opened in late 2017 and is home to Kmart, Aldi, Coles, Harris Scarfe and 45 other specialty retailers. This modern shopping centre features state of the art amenities and is open seven days a week. It boasts 900 free parking spaces and is well serviced by local trains and buses.

Tarneit Gardens is described as a friendly community shopping centre. Here you will find Woolworths, Chemist Warehouse and 20 other specialty stores including eateries and beauty salons.

Welcoming community

The Tarneit Community Learning Centre upgrade will be completed in 2018 and residents can look forward to social gatherings and interest- based classes in these fresh new premises.  The Tarneit Community Learning Centre facilitates a planned activity group for older adults, and the U3A offers computer classes for seniors.

The Penrose Promenade Community Centre has created a welcoming environment for community groups to meet and enjoy a range of social gatherings.

The $6.9 million Julia Gillard Library was opened in Tarneit in 2016. Loved by locals this magnificent library has more than 30,000 items available to loan and hosts gatherings and interest groups for all ages.

Nature nearby

Fancy a spot of bird watching? The Point Cook Coastal Park and Cheetham Wetlands is listed among the top places in the world for observing migratory wading birds. You might spy one of these summer visitors from The Tower, a tall structure within the grounds that provides a 360-degree view of the wetlands.

There are numerous bike paths and walking trails throughout the City of Wyndham. You can enjoy a quiet stroll alongside Werribee River, or a pleasant cycle through unspoiled wetlands.

The Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club is not far from Tarneit. This 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course might be just the ticket for those nature lovers who enjoy focussing on a small white ball as it flies towards the green!

Enjoyable family outings

Mariposa Way Playground is the perfect place for an outing with young grandchildren. The littlies will love this butterfly themed wonderland. Explore chrysalis sculptures and sit on giant caterpillar seats. The butterfly shaped shelter provides picnic tables and a BBQ. There is a wide range of equipment to enjoy including dual wave slides, a climbing wall and a flying fox.

Presidents Park Playground is sure to please family visitors of all ages. The play equipment is suitable for toddlers through to primary school-aged children, and the adjoining BMX/Skate area is designed to please even the most discerning teen. The facilities include BBQs, toilets, picnic tables and a sheltered area.

Within 30 minutes of top tourist attractions including Werribee Zoo, Werribee Mansion and Shadowfox Winery , there are plenty of options for enjoyable family outings in Tarneit and the surrounding areas. 

Will you take a trip to Tarneit and explore all this great location has to offer seniors? Call in and enjoy a warm welcome at the Wyndham Grange Village, you will be pleasantly surprised.


If you are interested in exploring the possibility of a move to a modern retirement village around Melbourne. Booking a tour at one of the RCA Villages around Melbourne can be a great place to start. Visit the website of the village in the region you would like to visit for contact details.

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