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TRACKS, TRAILS AND COASTS NEAR MELBOURNE





Updated: 2017-05-01T06:55:19.495+10:00

 



Equestrian Trail - Lysterfield Lake Park - Hallam North

2017-05-01T06:55:19.596+10:00

😄A 2 km exploration on April 30, 2017, starting at the access point at the end of Reservoir Rd. This is signed as "No Walkers", but not a horse in sight. The trail follows a large open area at the foot of the dam wall, and links to the Western Boundary Track. [...]



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2017-04-27T19:16:24.489+10:00

Dandenong Police Paddocks - Power Rd (Doveton North) A 1.5 km exploration of the extreme southerly section of the Police Paddocks area, starting at the entrance to the adjacent Sydney Pargeter Recreation Reserve off Power Rd.  A watercourse, originating near Churchill National Park, passes through the area.   [...]



Dandenong Police Paddocks - Trracks

2017-04-25T08:27:26.773+10:00

👻A 3 km exploration on April 24, 2017, along gated Lansdown Rd, Clifford Park Drive, and the Arthur G. Robinson Track. Starting point was the car park in Churchill Park Drive, opposite the main entrance to Churchill National Park[...]



Endeavour Hllls - Power Line Track (Strover Reserve)

2017-04-24T07:17:39.804+10:00

🙈 Photos of April 23, 2017, on a 3 km (return) hike along the Power Line Track. This is the maintenance track for the HV transmisson lines connecting Cranbourne and Rowville. The start was off Churchill Park Drive, opposite Parkside Boulevard. The wide easement is known as the John Strover Reserve.The Mossgiel Ridge Riding Academy is located on the northern side - some streets nearby are named after equestrian events, such as Gymkana Court, Showjump Crescent. High density residential development borders the reserve on the south side. [...]



Starlight Bushland Reserve - Rowville

2017-04-23T08:44:34.912+10:00

The Sitting CirclePhotos of an exploration of the Reserve on Apil 22, 2017. The site was once part of a military camp that became a prisoner-of-war camp during the Second World War. This gives the site historical significance - a Memorial Plaque has been erected by the Knox Council Remembrance Day Committee. The Camp operated rom 1942 to1946, and was located near the SW corner of Wellington and Stud Rds. Following its closure, the land was then used for motor cycle races, then taken over for the Rowville Power Station.The Reserve is within the land of the Wurundjeri people, located off Canter St, and features walking tracks, a childrens' playground, a lagoon, bushland vegetation and the Discovery Walk. The Aboriginal artefacts included in the "Treasure Panels" in the Reserve were made by members of the Wurundjeri people. This is part of the "Discovery Walk", featuring totems of natural and Aboriginal cultural features - this starts at the "Sitting Circle" where clues are read and the path is followed to find the correct answers.Th Walk takes about an hour.[...]



Tirhatuan Wetlands - Rowville

2017-04-22T06:52:48.883+10:00

👻Photos of April 21, 2017, an overcast day, in the Wetlands, adjacent to the Tirhatuan Golf Course and Dandenong Creek. Gravel surfaced walking tracks pass through the area.[...]



Lysterfield Perk - The Glen Track

2017-04-21T06:59:14.442+10:00

A 2 km hike on April 20, 2017, starting at the car park at the end of Hallam Rd North, Lysterfield South. The Glen Track is a long road adjacent to the wide firebrank, and terminates in the north at Wellington Rd. Steep!. [...]



Auravale Lake Park - Menzies Creek

2017-04-20T04:50:59.554+10:00

🌋Photos of April 19, 2017, on a visit to this scenic lake, which included a hike along the Lake Track. It's adjacnt to the Cardinia Reservoir, off Wellington Rd.[...]



Lysterfield Lake Park - East West Firebreak

2017-04-19T05:40:56.035+10:00

💁Photos of April 18 2017 on a 3 km hike along Logan's Park Track and the East West Firebreak Track. The start was at the access gate on Wellington Rd.[...]



Dandenong Creek Trail - Kilsyth South

2017-04-17T06:56:27.181+10:00

Photos of April 16 2017, on a 2.5 km (return) hike along the Dandenong Creek Trail, from the end of Chandler's Lane to Colchester Rd, Kilsyth South.This is the actual start of the Trail, which runs all the way to Carrum!  [...]



Churchill National Park - Eastern Boundary

2017-04-15T10:00:27.742+10:00

Local residents!Photos of April 14, 2017, on a 2 km circuit, starting at the gate on the eastern boundary of the Park, off Churchill Park Drive, opposite the Churchill Park Golf Course, then along Bay View Track to Stonemason's Track. This area was the site of the long-gone Brighton District Scouts' Camp Site, which operated from 1941 until its destruction in bushfires in 1975.The disused Dandenong Water Channel pipe crosses under Bay View Track.Kangas were frollicking!Hole in boundary fenceHole in boundary fenceBoundary fenceBay View TrackOld pipe section next to Water ChannelStonemason's TrackBay View TrackBay View TrackPipe crossing under Bay View TrackSite of Scout CampSite of Scout Camp[...]



Churchill National Park - Bellbird Track

2017-04-14T07:07:17.160+10:00

Channel TrackPhotos of April 13, 2017, on a 3 km hike along the Shelter, Bayview,  Channel, and Bellbird Tracks, starting at the main car park on Army Rd. Good views from the higher points across Police Paddocks Reserve towards Dandenong and the Bay.Channel TrackPicnic AreaChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel TrackBellbird TrackBellbird TrackBellbird TrackBellbird TrackBellbird TrackBellbird TrackChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel Track ViewChannel Track ViewChannel Track ViewChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel Track[...]



Bushy Park Wetlands - Glen Waverley

2017-04-13T07:11:30.938+10:00

Pix of April 12 2017, on a 2 km circuit, starting at the access gate at the end of Highbury Rd, and following part of the Dandenong Creek Trail.[...]



Churchill National Park - Kangaroo Track Circuit

2017-04-12T07:08:07.301+10:00

The Bay, Police Paddocks and Dandenong , from Bayview  Track😏Photos of April 11. 2017, on a 2 km circuit, along Shelter, Bayview, Kangaroo, and Channel Tracks, starting at the car park on Churchill  Park Drive. Spe,lendid views to the Bay, but tghe kangas were missing!Bayview TrackBayview and Shelter TracksBayview TrackBayview TrackRidge TrackKangaroo TrackDandenong and Police Paddocks (telephoto)Kangaroo TrackChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel TrackChannel Track[...]



Wandiligong Walk

2017-04-11T11:32:07.161+10:00

Pix of April 10, 2017, on a cold and  rainy day! These show the scenery and environment next to Morse's Creek, on a 2 km circuit which included part of the Wandi Walk, starting at the entrance to the historic Alpine Park.An information board next to the Alpine Park entrance describes the history of the region, and has some fascinating old photos.The community itself is set in a picturesque valley surrounded by forests and mountain ranges. Morses Creek runs through Wandiligong and features a walking track which follows the course of the river, extending all the way to the town of Bright. .[...]



Mt Beauty - Mermaid Beach and the Rockpool - April 9 2017

2017-04-11T10:11:22.836+10:00

😀Photos of April 9  2017,  along the bank of the East Keilor River. The track to  Mermaid Beach and the Rockpool is about 2 km (return), starting at the car parking area at the end of Rockpool Rd, on the outskirts of Mt Beauty township.[...]



Tawonga South - Fishermens' Walk - Kiewa River

2017-04-11T09:00:43.833+10:00

 👺Pix on a 1.5 km (return) hike on April 9, 2017, a cold and rainy day. The started and ended at the picnic ground next to Ryders Bridge, reached from the Kiewa Valley Highway, Ryder's Rd and Mouintain Creek Rd. The walk goes south alongside the Kiewa River towards Mount Beauty. This area is popular with locals for swimming during the warmer months. Located 100 metres from the bridge along the riverbend is a fantastic swimming hole!    [...]



Churchill National Park - Army Rd North

2017-04-06T05:48:25.991+10:00

😈 A 2 km hike along the northern sector of Army Track and the adjacent area, on April 5, 2017. Starting/end point was the gate on Bergin's Rd.Met up with a work crew from Ausnet, who were using a drone for inspection of the HV transmission lines. Interesting technology - the drone sends its images in real time video to the controller, then lands at his feet after the inspection![...]



Mt Morton Reserve - Belgrave South

2017-04-04T06:34:18.751+10:00

 View from SummitMv visit of April 3, 2017. The Summit is reached via a 1 km (return) walking path from a small car park on Mt Morton Rd. It's 273 m asl, and 259 m above the car park. Car ParkMount Morton has high local significance as a district landmark, used as a military observation post in the First World War, and for its associations with a popular walking track from Belgrave Station to Mount Morton developed in the 1920s.It's managed by the Shire of Yarra Ranges. The reserve covers the highest part of a small hill. Parts of the hill have been cleared, and there are some areas of regrowth of wattles and eucalypts which now obscure views from the summit. There is a permanent survey mark at the highest point. The  reserve is surrounded by private land. Many of the larger trees on the reserve appear to be suffering from diebackThe site is listed in the Victorian Heritage Database as a location of significance.Walking TrackPicnic ShelterThere is a small stone picnic shelter close to the road. It is constructed of rough, split stone, and may have been re-roofed. A section of a low side wall has been removed.  Walking TrackWalking TrackAt the summitSummit and Survey MarkersView from Summit in 1940s (Image from SLV)View from Summit in 1940s (Image from SLV)LocationAt the Summit[...]



Kelstrel Creek Trail - Westerfolds' Park - Templestowe

2017-03-29T08:41:06.762+11:00

👽 A circuit around the Kelstrel Creek on March 28, 2017. Many minibeasts were seen![...]



Yarra Flats Park - River Trail

2017-03-27T17:27:34.819+11:00

A 2 km circuit on March 26, 2017, starting at the main carpark on the Boulevard.[...]



Tirhatuan Wetlands Conservation Reserve - Rowville

2017-03-24T07:06:54.948+11:00

A circuit hike around the Lake on March 23, 2017.[...]



Churchill National Park - Kangaroo Trail

2017-03-21T08:14:08.735+11:00

🙆 A 4 km hike on March 20 2017, following Channel Track,  starting at the Main Car Park on Army Rd.[...]



O'Shannaassy Aqueduct Trail - Dee River Ssction

2017-03-21T07:59:33.645+11:00

A 4 km (return) hike on March 19, 2017, starting at the Dee River car park and continuing to the Dee Slip Bridge. [...]



Shepherds Bush - Wantirna South

2017-03-19T10:14:17.444+11:00

A 2 km exploration on March 18, 2017.[...]