LOCATION & SURROUNDS
Convenience and accessibility
Avington is just a short drive to the Princes Freeway, connecting residents to the CBD, Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula the Western Ring Road and Melbourne’s freeways.
The charming shops of Williamstown are only a 20-minute drive away, and the new Williams Landing railway station provides direct access and a 30-minute trip to the city.
Fresh air and fun outdoors
The Avington lifestyle celebrates having fun together outdoors, whether it’s bowling on the lawn, or connecting with nature in the surrounding parklands. The local area offers an extensive network of coastal and inland trails as well as formal parks and nature reserves.
Local areas to explore include:
Skeleton Creek Trail
This picturesque trail begins at the Cheetham Wetlands and winds along the north and south banks of the creek to Seabrook. With beautiful flora, fauna and unique bird life around the creek, this is a delightful and tranquil setting to enjoy just moments from home.
Point Cook Coastal Trail
This expansive 863-hectare park connects with the Point Cook Marine Sanctuary. It is a popular spot with birdwatchers and families alike who come to enjoy the abundant birdlife, a beach picnic area and the historic homestead, Each year, the park and the nearby Cheetham Wetlands plays host to thousands of migratory water birds from as far away as Japan and Siberia.
Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail
This shared path forms part of the Bay Trail, running from the west side of the Westgate Bridge and finishing at the Skeleton Creek Trail.
Other outdoor attractions include:
• Williamstown Beach
• Williamstown Botanic Gardens
• Sandy Point, Newport
• Laverton Creek Trail
• Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve
• Tatman Reserve
Dining and shopping
Avington is minutes away from friendly, local shopping strips lined with cafés, restaurants and shops. You’ll discover local galleries, libraries and community events, as well as an entire theatre season at the local performing arts centre. Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre is also close by, with a range of eateries, shops, medical specialists and specialty grocers.