These wetlands are designed for walking! Featuring a 'World of Insects' playground, public art, boardwalks and 20 hectares of woodland to explore, this walking trail is a real treat.
Facilities: There are numerous spots on offer with playgrounds, bbqs and public toilets. Favourites include the Hidden Grove wetlands and the play area near Springers Leisure Centre.
Transport: Bus 812 and 828 from nearby Dandenong Station stop at Cheltenham Road, at the north of the walk. These operate on Sundays. Please check www.ptv.vic.gov.au to confirm route and schedule.
There are several ways to access these wetlands, best to jump in and start exploring.
Even a bird this small can catch your attention! This fella was chatty and chirpy, posing for a photograph.
Look out for the towering pencils in different colours. The playground nearby is great fun too.
With the playground nearby and so many walking paths on the horizon, this is a handy spot to have a picnic or bbq and let the little ones play.
Walk along the south perimeter of the parklands, you'll spot the lush greens that belong to Keysborough Golf Club. Follow this path along until you reach the start of the next wetland area.
As you wander through the Tatterson Park wetlands, envious of the homes on either side, look for other homes of the watery variety. A family of black swans have taken up residence here.
As you walk, see if you can spot some of the native birds in the area. Black swans are easier to see than some of the smaller varieties. While others are louder than most!
A footbridge in the centre of the park offers a sweeping view of the wetlands.
This is the perfect spot for an air-conditioned rest, a cuppa and snack. You might even shoot some hoops while you're here!
Be sure to wear a hat on sunny days. While there are trees closer to the woodland area, it's pretty steamy in full sun along the wetlands walking track.
You can't see it right now, but if you look south to the two ovals in the distance, that's where a brand new sporting complex is set to be built in 2016. Stay tuned!
Quite possibly the cutest playground in the world, this one features ladybugs, ants, beehives and a giant magnifying glass! The design was chosen by the community and has an environmental theme.
Just joking. These spiders are for climbing on! Bugs too. Another aspect of the World of Insects playground in Tattersons Park. Not everything's cute it seems.
Maurie Jarvis Woodland is named after a councilor and three-time local mayor who had a passion for native trees and their preservation. More than 20,000 indigenous trees were planted here in 2005.
It's here on the edge of the woodlands that the wetlands begin. A stunning transition.
This playground is closest to Lake View Boulevard. There's a big tree nearby and a duck colony too.
Cafardi Boulevard offers a different style of wetlands, at first, as it moves away from the rich woodland of Tatterson Park. Follow the street to reach Hidden Grove.