Station to Station - Jacana to Broadmedows

Pascoe Vale Road & Western Ring Road, Glenroy VIC 3046, Australia

Station to Station - Jacana to Broadmedows

Pascoe Vale Road & Western Ring Road, Glenroy VIC 3046, Australia
Staff Pick
58 m
3.91 km
Easy

Summary

This lovely walk takes you from Jacana to Broadmeadows station (or vice versa).

Station to Station - Jacana to Broadmedows

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The walk is predominantly within the ‘Jacana Valley’, a very green open sanctuary including the Jacana wetlands. Jacana Valley is located approximately 13km north of Melbourne, boarded by suburbs of Jacana, Gladstone Park and Broadmeadows.

The walk begins and ends at train stations, however the route can easily be altered for local residents and/or to connect to other local walks. The “Moonee Ponds Creek Trail – Westmeadows” connects to this walk and is great extension or alternative end route.

The route is great for all walkers, however you need to be careful at the beginning at end of the walk as there are busy road crossings – always cross with the traffic lights!

3013 Views

Points of Interest

1. Ring Road versus tranquility!

It is an interesting juxtaposition – the big busy noisy freeway versus the small peaceful walking track. I know which one I would rather be on!

2. Ducks and ducklings

The river and wetlands is swarming with birdlife, we were lucky to be there to see this family of duck and ducklings.

3. Lots of waterways in the wetlands

Depending on rainfall the rivers and ponds can be plentiful with lots of lush foliage surrounding them.

4. Johnstone Street Reserve

This Reserve has it all! Big new BBQ area, skate park, playground, heaps of grassed area and even 2 flying foxes!

5. Back to the real world - careful crossing the road

Back to the real world - careful crossing the road

6. Great view looking back over the jaunt

Make sure you turn around and have a look back into the valley, you can see how far you have come.

7. Careful crossing the busy road

There is an overpass over the Western Ring Road, however walkers need to be careful crossing the off-shoot road – there are pedestrian traffic lights.

8. Turn right and cross the bridge

When you get to the bridge, turn right to head towards Johnstone Street Reserve. If you want to head straight check out the walk “Moonee Ponds Creek Trail – Westmeadows” as this is its starting point.

9. You take the high road, I'll take the low road

Again, you have options where to walk! Take the low road (right hand) and follow the valley to continue with this particular route.

10. Access to Jacana Station

When exiting/entering Jacana Station it is best to use the pedestrian tunnel under the busy Pascoe Vale Road.

11. While the cars slog away above its peaceful down here!

At this point of the walk you are basically directly under the Western Ring Road. If you wish you can turn left here, go under the Road and head south, however to continue with this route head straigh

12. So many options where to walk

There are lots of signs along the way showing walkers where they are where they can go – almost too many options!

Features

Local Treasures Local Treasures
Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
General General
Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Dog off-leash area Dog off-leash area

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