Enjoy the serenity as you walk with family and friends around this easy loop walk. Discover the diverse range of bird life, listen to the frogs or surprise an echidna!
This calming loop walk passes by remnants of days gone by when cattle grazed and drank from troughs and before the old farm machinery became collector’s items. Braeside Park is well provided with carparks, BBQ and picnic facilities, and toilet blocks can be found at both ends of the park.
For thousands of years the Bunurong people lived in and around the area. Since European settlement the land has been used as a horse training complex, where Phar Lap spent some time, a sewerage treatment plant and for grazing and market gardens. The park has large areas of bush, multiple huge lawn areas and a considerable area of wetlands. Birds abound and there have been regular sightings of echidnas.
If it’s going to be a very hot, dry or windy day, check for park closures and other weather related information. For this, and other information on the wonders of the park, go to www.parks.vic.gov.au or call
13 19 63.
Your children will love this playground and the Visitor Centre is a suitable place to meet. Check out the photos and art work of the local flora and fauna inside.
Get in touch with your inner child and hop to it! Or train your brain to out-manoeuvre your friends at giant chess.
These water troughs were required to water the sheep, horses and cattle that used to graze in these areas. Look for cattle still grazing in outlying fields.
These beautiful mosaics interpret the natural and cultural heritage of Braeside park and the surrounding area, thanks to Friends of Braeside Park and other local community members.
Pobblebonks may live up to 10 years. They are not social animals. The male makes the pobblebonk sound to attract females
Phar Lap, our 1930 Melbourne Cup winner, was stabled at Braeside for a short time Harry Telford is remembered as Phar Lap’s trainer during this time. Enjoy the walk!
Approximately 238 different bird species call Braeside Park home, at least for part of the year. How many can you find on your walk?
The old golden-tipped cypress trees have been converted into sculptures depicting Braeside Park animals.