Travel Thursdays – 5 things we enjoyed at the Buxton trout farm

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Buxton Trout and Salmon Farm
2118 Maroondah Hwy, Buxton VIC

Ahhh the first signs of spring..birds chirping, the sound of lawn mowers and the smell of freshly cut grass in the morning, pink and white flowers blooming from the fruit trees, and of course the first of those warm days – such a contrast to the chilly winter months we’ve had of late.

Sunday was gorgeous, one of those first perfect days of spring where the sun and its warmth envelopes you and instantly makes you feel happy. So with a last minute call from one of the family, we found ourselves headed on a long drive all the way to the other side of town to make the most of the beautiful outdoors.


Melbourne day trips Buxton trout farm The Urban MaIMG_6927Lots of different ponds with with either trout or salmon for you to catch!

5 things we enjoyed at the Buxton trout farm:

1) Catching lots of fish!
2) Fishes were cleaned and we even bought some more to take home to the rest of the family that couldn’t come
3) A nice big sheltered area with picnic tables and BBQs free for use
4) Lots of ponds as well as open spaces to laze around in the sun! There are chairs and benches around the ponds but don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket and some games for fun – we saw a family happily playing badminton and Mr D was enthralled watching them…wish we bought a footy or something hehe! Next time!
5) Friendly helpful staff and great value for money 🙂

  • BBQ area Buxton School Holiday ideas The Urban MaKids fishing at the Buxton Trout Farm The Urban MaThe cousins had loads of fun catching lunch for all the aunties and uncles
    IMG_6947A large clean and open BBQ area with plenty of tables and benches.
    Buxton staff The Urban Ma blogFriendly staff greeted us as soon as we walked in. Rods, bait and pellets were provided for fishing as well as buckets and nets. You can even get your fish cleaned, they’re so fast!
    Fresh local produce for sale Buxton Melbourne things to doFresh local produce on sale from homemade relishes and jams to smoked trout and salmon and other seafood.Fishing at Buxton
    Preparing the trout for bbqMy aunty was so prepared complete with salt, lemon and butter to cook our catch with and foil. She even had rice, and some yummy Filipino salsa for the fish complete with plastic plates, cutlery, drinks and coffee!
    Trout farm Melbourne The Urban MaTita Lit bbq-ing our catchFilipino style lunch The Urban MaSo delicious – fresh trout BBQ’d with a squeeze of lemon, and some salt & butter. Bonus chopped up tomatoes, onion and salted egg as a side with some fish sauce or bagoong (shrimp paste). I was so full!
    Fishing with his uncles Buxton The Urban MaMr D overseeing all the uncles, aunties and cousins while they fish.
    Family trip to BuxtonAll smiles because they caught a huge one – 2.5kgs of trout!
    Family time with cousins BuxtonI think Mr D felt a little sorry for the fishies…he didn’t eat any of it for lunch!

    Big Filipino family The Urban Ma
    Filipinos love photos and eating and hanging out! The more the merrier 🙂
    IMG_6960A family-friendly day out for all!