This gentle 20 minute walk starts at the Princes Highway and heads north beside the creek.
This walk can be an additional stretch to the path also following the Toomuc Valley Road on the south side of the Princes Highway (see “Pakenham 50 Year Rotary Walk” for details on this other walk).
This route path is a mix of off-road concrete path through trees and concrete and dirt footpaths next to the road.
Walkers can keep heading further north along the Toomuc Valley Road – if you are really keen (and fit!) you can keep going all the way to the ‘Cardinia Aquaduct Recreation Trail’: http://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/Files/Environment/cardinia-aqueduct_trail_map_web.pdf.
The scenery quickly changes after stepping off the Princes Highway to become a beautiful and tranquil semi-rural setting.
At this point the ‘new’ path stops – to continue you need to cross the road and head north along the footpath on the other side of Toomuc Valley Road.
The Toomuc Creek is a lovely little meandering creek which starts up near the Cardinia Reservoir.
There are many nice spots to rest those weary legs.
It is great to be hidden from the busy streetscape under the native tree canopy.
If you stop and look up you will be amazed just how many birds there are to see!
First half of the walk is along a nice new concrete path.
The walk starts right next to the Princes Highway, or it can be an extension of the Toomuc Creek Trail existing south of the highway.
The path is a mix of grass, concrete and gravel. The first half of the walk is a concrete path and well suited to prams and wheelchairs.
There are a number of side streets that need to be crossed, make sure you look both ways!