Stroll around Cherry Lake Altona

96 Pier Street, Altona VIC 3018, Australia

Stroll around Cherry Lake Altona

96 Pier Street, Altona VIC 3018, Australia
Staff Pick
1 h 6 m
4.46 km
Very Easy

Summary

Walk from Altona railway station, past the Altona Civic Centre to Cherry Lake.

Stroll around Cherry Lake Altona

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Description

Catch a train to Altona railway station on the Laverton line. Walk up Pier St, away from the main shopping centre area, towards Altona Civic Centre on the corner of Millers Rd. Cross Millers Rd and walk in between the civic centre and Altona Bowling Club to Bluegum Drive. Turn right, then left into Fresno St on the corner of J.K. Grant Reserve. Cherry Lake is now in front of you. Your choice to walk either way all the way around.
There is a plethora of native birds including pelicans, swans and swamp hens. Also tiny wrens flit in and out of your view usually too quickly for taking photos. Cherry Lake is home to stands of Chaffy Saw Sedge that the Altona Skipper Butterfly needs to survive.
Facilities include toilets, car park, picnic shelter, playground, drinking taps, seating and free electric barbecues.

6196 Views

Points of Interest

1. Cherry Lake path

Walking in a clockwise direction.

2. The view to J.K. Grant Reserve

Galahs feeding on J.K. Grant Reserve

3. Picnic table

Picnic table looking towards Altona Refinery

4. Cherry Creek side

Cherry Creek side of Cherry Lake

5. Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek

6. Cherry Lake path

Cherry Lake path

7. Purple swamphen

Purple swamphen

8. Friendly magpie

Friendly magpie

9. View from Cherry Lake Reserve side

View from Cherry Lake Reserve side

10. Conservation area

Conservation area

11. Bridge over canal

Bridge over canal and site of Altona Rotary Markets - 1st Sunday in month

12. View to bird nesting area

View to bird nesting area

13. Heron in bird nesting area

Rushes provide protection in bird nesting area

14. Map of Cherry Lake

Map of Cherry Lake

15. Children's playground

Children's playground

16. Bridge at end of grassland

Bridge at end of grassland

17. Seat in grassed area

Seat in grassed area

18. Gravel path through trees

Gravel path through trees

19. Gate to Millers Rd

Gate to Millers Rd and another way back to the coastal path

20. Altona Railway Station

Altona railway station - start of the walk

21. Finnish Hall

The Finnish Hall is a multiple-use venue popular for holding craft markets.

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22. Hobson Bay City Council offices

Council offices, theatre, eternal flame

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23. J.K. Grant Reserve

J.K. Grant Reserve at the corner of Bluegum Dr and Fresno St

24. J.K. Grant Reserve/Cherry Lake

J.K. Grant Reserve/Cherry Lake

25. Swans

There is a plethora of native birds including pelicans, swans and swamp hens.

Features

Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
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
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly

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