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.
Walking in a clockwise direction.
Galahs feeding on J.K. Grant Reserve
Picnic table looking towards Altona Refinery
Cherry Creek side of Cherry Lake
Cherry Lake path
View from Cherry Lake Reserve side
Bridge over canal and site of Altona Rotary Markets - 1st Sunday in month
View to bird nesting area
Rushes provide protection in bird nesting area
Map of Cherry Lake
Bridge at end of grassland
Seat in grassed area
Gravel path through trees
Gate to Millers Rd and another way back to the coastal path
Altona railway station - start of the walk
The Finnish Hall is a multiple-use venue popular for holding craft markets.
Council offices, theatre, eternal flame
J.K. Grant Reserve at the corner of Bluegum Dr and Fresno St
J.K. Grant Reserve/Cherry Lake
There is a plethora of native birds including pelicans, swans and swamp hens.