A beautiful gentle loop around Norris Bank Reserve and the Darebin Creek.
This walk has it all - a beautiful creek to walk and sit next to, lots of sport options, native flora and fauna, playground, BBQ facilities and public toilets. You could spend all day exploring and walking around the Reserve. The Reserve is a very peaceful pocket of an otherwise busy residential area - it is the perfect spot to get away from it all!
If you want to walk further than 3km then you can keep heading north following the Darebin River and once you have gone under the Ring Road tunnel you will meet the Metropolitan Ring Road Trail which you can take either west or east.
For further details about this walk and other great walks in the City of Whittlesea visit the council's link listed below:
There is a great full-size basketball court for every one to use
There are lots of native birds to see throughout the reserve and Darebin Creek
There are two Bocce Fields right next to the walking track. (Bocce: an Italian variety of lawn bowling played on a dirt court that is shorter and narrower than a lawn bowls green).
There are a number of little bridges spanning small creeks, the creeks feed into the Darebin Creek.
Much of the walk is beside the idyllic Darebin River, the river bank is a great place for a picnic
Although the walk can be started or stopped anywhere, this is a nice place to start as it is adjacent ot Settlement Road and near the public toilets and BBQ area
If you keep heading north along the track it continues to follow the Darebin Creek andyou will eventually meet a pedestrian tunnel under the Metropolitan Ring Road
This a great place to rest after doing the 3km loop. Why not bring the kids and let them play on the great playground while you cook up a storm on the BBQs!
There are many spots to rest along the way, this might just be the most picturesque.
If you are feeling a bit disorientated, do not worry there are lots of signs letting you know where you are
If you dare, this skate ramp is right next to the large playing field
The tennis club has 6 courts plus facilities
The public toilets are right next to the playground and walking track
There is no need to stop for vehicles as you go under McLeans Bridge