Kensington walk to Maribyrnong River

91 McCracken Street, Kensington VIC 3031, Australia

Kensington walk to Maribyrnong River

91 McCracken Street, Kensington VIC 3031, Australia
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56 m
3.78 km
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This is a beautiful and relaxing walk from Kensington Neighbourhood House to the Maribyrnong River. There are many local attractions to enjoy.

Kensington walk to Maribyrnong River

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On this walk, you can enjoy history, nature and architecture. It is a pleasant walk with no hills.

This walking map was created by learners in the English as a Second Language Group, Level 2 at Kensington Neighbourhood House.


Points of Interest

1. Kensington Neighbourhood House

Providing a variety of programs for locals. Kensington Neighbourhood House has been running for 40 years to help locals.

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2. Women's Peace Garden

The Garden was conceived in 1986 as a part of the International Year of Peace. Features plants symbolic of peace and colours of women's movement. It's a very relaxing place.

3. 'The Back Gate' Mosaic Murals

Under the Epsom Road Bridge. Installed in 1998. Commemorates historic Newmarket Saleyards. Animals passed the 'Back Gate' to leave the Saleyards towards the abattoir or meatworks.

4. Kensington Banks

Kensington is a nice place for walking around and there are many children’s playgrounds. It's a lovely place to live because public transport is very convenient.

5. Community Garden

If you're interested in renting a plot to grow your own vegetables, please contact Kensington Community Recreation Centre on 9376 1633 or

6. Wildlife

Apart from birds, sometimes you can see local wildlife on apartment balconies too.

7. Maribyrnong River and Wetlands

You can walk or cycle along the river to visit the wetlands, or travel to other places from here.

8. Starfish

When the water is low you can see starfish on the river banks.

9. Bayswater Road Park

This playground is great for children of all ages. The park also has BBQ, tables , seats and a water tap.

10. Victorian houses

Built during the reign of Queen Victoria. Many houses have been lovingly restored.


Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
General General
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Pram friendly Pram friendly


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