Dandenong Creek and Wetlands walk

Dandenong Creek Trail, Dandenong VIC 3175, Australia

Dandenong Creek and Wetlands walk

Dandenong Creek Trail, Dandenong VIC 3175, Australia
Staff Pick
47 m
3.15 km
Easy

Summary

Follow the Dandenong Creek north to Dandenong Wetlands. Finish at the playground, picnic and bbq area near Dandenong Stadium or loop back to visit Myuna Farm.

Dandenong Creek and Wetlands walk

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Description

This walk captures a number of landscapes, lush riverside and the dry grasses of the wetlands.

FACILITIES:

Toilet facilities are available outside the Dandenong Stadium in the playground and picnic area. There are numerous playgrounds along the Dandenong Creek trail, the larger ones are at the start of this walk in Robert Booth Reserve and when you reach the Dandenong Stadium parklands.

There's a cafe in Dandenong Stadium and another at Myuna Farm, if you fancy a snack or meal at either end of this walk. Please note, there are entrance fees at Myuna Farm.

TRANSPORT:

Several buses service Clow Street and Robert Booth Reserve. Routes include 843, 845, 859, 861.

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Points of Interest

1. Robert Booth Reserve

Start at Robert Booth Reserve. Bus stop on Clow Street. The reserve offers an off-leash dog park, playgrounds, sporting fields and an athletics track.

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2. A lush start

This part of the walk is particularly leafy and green. Enjoy the shade!

3. Watch out for trail regulars

This walking and cycling track covers miles north and south, so you're bound to spot cyclists and joggers in training along the creek path.

4. Art sculpture

As you walk towards Heatherton Road, you're bound to spot the Freedom Cycle sculpture. A bright cut-out style design of a cyclist taking off out of a yellow square!

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5. Underpass at Heatherton Road

Walk up onto Heatherton Road and down to the underpass on the other side of the creek. Avoid the underpass if flooded.

6. A swimming spot?

We're not sure if this is a good idea but we have seen it with our own eyes! Someone went for a quick dip in the wetlands and we think, lived to tell the tale.

7. Handy signposts

If you're keen to get your bearings, there are signposts dotted along the creek trail, with distances from major roads and venues. Handy if you're keen to walk further!

8. In search of shade

Wetlands are typically shrub-filled spots, so it's always a relief to find a huge tree offering shade for many. Stop here a while if the sun is high in the sky.

9. Playground

This is a wonderful playground for all ages, with toilet facilities nearby.

10. Covered BBQ area

After a long walk, catch your breath over a BBQ lunch or have a rest in the shade. We spotted two studious locals studying outdoors the day we visited. Great idea!

11. Dandenong Stadium

One of the largest stadiums of its kind in the southern hemisphere, you might like to explore this venue, visit the cafe or use the facilities. It's said to attract 15,000 visitors each week!

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12. Myuna Farm (across the creek)

Across the creek is Myuna Farm. A popular spot for saying hello to farm animals, learning from the farmers, having a bite to eat and even taking a train ride around the property. Admission fees apply.

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Features

Natural Trail Natural Trail
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
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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