Mambourin is a small town in the Great Otway National Park located in West Werribee, Victoria area. It is located on the Croajingolong Nature Trail, and is home to the Mambourin historic railway.
Mambourin was founded as a railway siding in 1924, by the Australian Paper Mill and Railway Company. The mill was set up by paper mill pioneer William Henry Dixson, who named the town after his wife, Mambourin.
The mill closed in 1976 and the railway closed in 1983. Mambourin is now a small tourist town and holiday accommodation centre, with a restaurant, general store, and caravan park. The area is popular with bushwalkers and wildlife enthusiasts, as well as holidaymakers looking to explore the Great Otway National Park.
Mambourin is a fast-growing area on the eastern side of Yackandandah, on the banks of the Yackandandah River. Its name comes from the Aboriginal word for “wide” or “broad”. The area was once farmland, but it has now been redeveloped into suburbs and small townships. The physical and economic development of the area has been driven by the Yackandandah Weir and Yackandandah Weir Power Station.
The Yackandandah Weir Power Station is one of Australia’s newest and largest coal-fired power stations. It was built in 2010 and is capable of generating up to 540 megawatts of electricity. It is Australia’s second-largest coal-fired power station, and is one of the biggest in the world.
The outer north-eastern suburb of Mambourin is home to a large number of retirees, with a large proportion of those retirees local. The suburb is also home to a number of smaller local businesses and a number of local schools.
Mambourin is situated north-east of the Melbourne CBD, in the outer north-eastern suburbs. It is also known as Mambourin North. It is a relatively urban and suburban area, but with a small town centre. The Mambourin North shopping centre is within walking distance of most properties. To the north of Mambourin, you will find the small suburb of Newry.
The population of Mambourin is around 16,000, with a high proportion of those residents being retirees. Working professionals make up a small proportion of the population, with those professionals residing in neighbouring suburbs.
Melbourne’s southern suburbs are often overlooked by visitors, but they beg to be explored. Where the city centre is beautiful, central and busy, these leafy suburbs make the case for a more relaxed life. Even better, they’re perfect for exploring on foot.
When you think of southern suburbs, you might think of leafy, country areas with plenty of green space. However, that’s not always the case. In fact, there are many diverse suburbs in the area, from more urban precincts to more rural areas. Here are six to explore if you’re looking to get out of the city.