Jack's Track and the Rupanyup Memorial Park is a well used grou of walking tracks and hosts some exciting activities throughout the year.
Starting opposite the public toilets and Boydy's Take Away shop, you will find ample safe parking that is paved and under shade trees. Take the footpath to the Post Office and then right along Gibson Street to the Rupanyup Recreation Reserve.
Walk around the oval where marked and take the exit across the road, past the old Flour Mill and Silos, to then start running along Jack's Track.
The track meanders through small areas of native scrub land and turns along a long avenue of gum trees. There are seats for a rest along the way. Follow the avenue to the end where the track turns left and enters some parkland with water ponds.
The track turns after a short stretch and exits beside a bench where the tired walker can take a break.
The track heads westwards toward the Fraynes Avenue.
At the roadway, the track crosses the road and turns left back towards the main town.
Follow the track until almost opposite the Catholic Church where you can either return to the town or take another right turn and head across the Wimmera Highway to join up with the Rupanyup Memorial Park and Billabong track.
When across the highway, turn right and run alongside the billabong towards the Memorial park.
At the park, there is a Caravan Park, BBQ covered in a Sound shell building and some picnic seats that are all under cover.. There is an amenities block where there are toilets as well as showers.. There is also drinking water available here.
Continue along past the amenities block to the playground and Light Horse Memorial>
Turn around and back past the amenities block through the park and round the Billabong over a footbridge and out across Connelly Parade and back to the main street.
Walk across the road opposite the Post Office to the middle of the main street and then down to your car in the parking areas in the middle of the main street.
That's it.. Time for a toilet break or walk over the road for a drink at Boydy's again.
The sign to look for
Jacks Track heads in to the bush, the old flour mill is on your right hand side.
The Old Rupanyup Flour Mill
Historic Sign to describe the mill
Into the scrub
There are the remnants of bird bowers as well as an abundance of wildlife in this area at times, including Kangaroos, Wallabies and many parrots etc.
A bench seat for a rest
A good track condition in a wonderful scrub area
There is a long avenue below gum trees that shade in summer and lighten the rain in winter
The seating is in good condition
There is a left turn as there is a channel for water into some ponds that stops the walk here.
The water ponds in the late afternoon.
The main reservoir which provides water for the Recreation Reserve in summer
The historical sign explaining the project here
Keep an eye out for runners, cyclists and people walking dogs.
Learn a little about the native birdlife in the area
There is another seat to rest here
There is a left turn before the gravel road
The avenue of gum trees starts again
The Rupanyup Golf Club is off to the right of this track and if you play, seek a few rounds here.
Avenue under gumtrees
A view into the Rupanyup Golf Course
The scene along the gravel road by the Golf Course
Here, you should take care when crossing the road
Read all about Jack Johnston
Head back toward the main town centre
Read a little about the town common area
The rural views around the town in winter
Follow the track towards the town until a three way signpost
Main sign post to direct you across the highway to the Billabong track and Memorial park
Follow the billabong track towards the Memorial Park
There are seats available on the track
A load of rest stops if you need to stop
a footbridge over the creek flows
At the BBQ is a host of information regarding local residents that have served in wars
It is a good BBQ and picnic spot
An excellent playground is available for the kids
If you have kiddies, they will love this area
The light horse memorial
Lest we forget
In memory of the locals who served in WW1
Amenities Block that houses toilets ,showers etc
The caravan park fee is $10 a night with power
The way out towards the main road over the footbridge
Walk over the footbridge
Cross Over Connelly Parade
The yard of tractors almost marks the end of your walk
There are clean and tidy brick toilets on the corner of Walter and Cromie (main) Streets.
A take away for all those drinks etc..
The main point of presence in Rupanyup
There are good footpaths in Gibson Street
Entrance to the Rupanyup Recreation Reserve, walk in past the hut and turn right
The Rupanyup Community Centre, Netball Hall, Grandstand and Showgrounds buildings beside the oval, walk to the middle of the buildings where the driveway leads through
Take the main driveway around the oval.