Barwon River walk

403 Pakington St, Newtown VIC 3220, Australia

Barwon River walk

403 Pakington St, Newtown VIC 3220, Australia
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2 h 24 m
9.61 km
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Walk along the Barwon River with a side trip to Buckley Falls if you're feeling energetic.

Barwon River walk

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Start at the bottom of Pakington St where the only part of the path is steep. Take a stroll to the left at the bottom and pass under the Latrobe Terrace and Moorabool St bridges. Corio Bay Rowing Club and the John Landy Athletic Field are next. The Troop Loop (named after marathon champion, Lee Troop) starts at the corner of Swanston St and the athletic field. Cross the river at Gundog Lane and continue on the opposite side passing Barwon Valley Golf Course. Walk under Moorabool St and Latrobe Terrace where the path turns into a road beside Barwon Valley Park. Plenty of picnic tables here for a rest stop. An old mill can be seen here on the opposite side. Cross the river again at Shannon Avenue where Balyang Sanctuary sits next to Balyang Par 3 Golf Course. Take a side trip to Buckley Falls, which is quite steep but worth the view, or continue back to the start at Pakington St.


Points of Interest

1. Entry at Pakington St

Entry at Pakington St is quite steep but the rest of the path is flat.

2. Bridge at Moorabool St

Bridge at Moorabool St

3. Troop Loop map

Troop Loop map

4. Picturesque spot

Picturesque spot

5. Barwon Valley Golf Course

The walk beside the Barwon Valley Golf Course

6. Belmont Common

Belmont Common

7. Rowing clubs on opposite side of river

Rowing clubs on opposite side of river

8. Moorabool St bridge

Moorabool St bridge

9. Barwon Valley Park

Barwon Valley Park

10. Old Mill

Old Mill

11. Old Mill

Old Mill

12. Near Pakington St

Near Pakington St


Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets


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