Wantirna is about 18 minutes drive to the suburb of Mooroolbark, Victoria Australia is you are taking the route via Canterbury road or stateroad 32. So basically , residents from Wantirna will have to drive approximately about 13.5 KMs if they want to visit some relatives living in the nearby suburb of Mooroolbark
Unlike the suburb of Wantirna , Victoria, the former has been popularly believed for some time to have the meaning “red earth”,leading to extensive use of that meaning in the community. More recently it has been suggested that “Mooroolbik” is the name given by the local Wurundjeri Aboriginal people .An alternative meaning of Mooroolbark being “the place where the wide waters meet” is recorded by Museum Victoria.Another meaning recorded is “red bark”
Wantirna was first settled in 1840 when Mrs. Madeline Scot while The Parish of Mooroolbark was surveyed in 1855, with a township originally called Brushy Creek standing where North Croydon is today. The name “Mooroolbark” was to be popularised with eventual European settlement in the late 19th century. A rural hub developed around the train station, which opened in 1887 and offered rail access to Melbourne. The Post Office opened shortly after on 15 March 1888.
Coomba PArk is a huge native park closeby within the area of Wantirna, whil In Mooralbark , Wonga Park used to be a part of the latter subrub until the early 20th century when it became a separate suburb. Another locality called Mooroolbark Park was later renamed as Chirnside Park.
Like Wantirna, Mooroolbark has a train station which is on the Lilydale railway line. It has 595 car parking spaces. In 2011 current member of parliament (Tony Smith) proposed the Matlock express way an alternative to the ‘five ways’.
A number of bus routes serve Wantirna to the Mooroolbark area, and Telebus services, where passengers can request to be picked up or dropped off from home, also operate in the area.