Enjoy the privacy and exclusivity of a limited number of lots, or, choose to embrace the close-knit community Donnybrae life will also provide. Located conveniently close to parks, a playground, Donnybrook Train Station and future schools, shopping and restaurants, cafes, sports facilities and commercial hubs; Donnybrae will possess a unique identity with timeless home designs built for easy living.
When you live at Donnybrae you’ll have so much choice from existing and future schools. Right now the kids can access quality primary and secondary education at Craigieburn. Hume Anglican Grammar School, Craigieburn Secondary College and Mount Ridley College offer quality secondary education.
Mother Teresa, Aitken, Willmott, Our Lady’s and Craigieburn Primary Schools provide residents with an immediate and wide selection of primary education. The future is even better with five future primary and secondary schools planned for construction all within seven minutes from your doorstep. The future at Donnybrae will really be close to everywhere.
When you live at Donnybrae you’ll be surprised how easy it is to get from A to B. The Donnybrook Train Station is just a short walk away (600m) making access to Craigieburn, Broadmeadows, Essendon or the CBD truly easy. What better way to get to work or go to MCG! Visit the Public Transport Victoria website to download the Donnybrook timetable.
Bus Route 525 from Donnybrook Station gives residents access to a variety of schools, shopping centres and local services on the way through to Craigieburn Station. Some stops include Mt Ridley College, Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre and Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre.Click here to see the Route 525 timetable.
Taking the car is easy too with the Hume Hwy 2.5kms away and the centre of Craigieburn only 11km away. The Western Ring Road is 22km.
Craigieburn Central offers great shopping courtesy of Target, Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Big W, Amart Sports and great stores like Bed Bath N’ Table and Cotton On.
Take the other direction and head towards Pacific Epping Shopping Centre and you’ll enjoy the choice of shopping at major supermarkets and specialty stores like Dan Murphy’s, Bevilles, EB Games, Flight Centre and Hairhouse Warehouse. Plus, there are great restaurants and cafes to enjoy when you take a break from all of that shopping.
Donnybrae residents will also enjoy great shopping even closer to home with future retail centres opening within 1km of the development - you’ll be spoilt for choice!
- Future Shopping from 1km
- Post office from 650m
- Pacific Epping Shopping Centre from 13km
- Craigieburn central shopping centre from 9km
Exploring the region
There’s something for everyone when you live at Donnybrae. The region surrounding Donnybrae contains many wonderful things to experience. See where the Ashes were born, sample great wines, have an adventure and experience some history.
The region surrounding Donnybrae has been producing wines since the 1860’s and its cool, dry climate combined with diverse soil types produces elegant wines. The historic local wineries make perfect locations for tasting the area’s celebrated shiraz such as the historic Craiglee winery. Or, you can travel a little further and find yourself in the Heathcote wine making region sampling world famous wines and delicious food.
Maybe you’re a cricket fan? Then go and visit the birthplace of the Ashes at Rupertswood. It was on the cricket field of Rupertswood that the Ashes were created. Over the Christmas of 1882, eight amateur members of the English touring side were house guests of the Clarkes. Sir William organised a social hit between the English and his guests, and with the English proving victorious, Janet Lady Clarke burnt a bail, the ashes of which she placed in a small urn and presented to the English Captain (Ivo Bligh).
Get in touch with nature, spend some time exploring the great outdoors at the Kinglake National Park where you can camp, picnic, bushwalk and take-in the extensive native fauna and flora on display.
For those in pursuit of an adrenalin fix then take the car to Funfields theme park at Whittlesea and sample the 22 rides and attractions on offer, it’s only 16km from Donnybrae.
Maybe you would like to take advantage of things closer to home? Take the family swimming at the Craigieburn Leisure Centre, or drop-in for a session at the fully equipped gym. How about a round of golf with friends at the Craigieburn Public Golf Course or at the beautiful Growling Frog Golf Course? There are so many more reasons why you should call Donnybrae home.