This is an easy loop walk for you to enjoy with family and friends. There is an option to walk along the dam wall and back. A very pleasant choice, if you have time.
You will find an expansive grassy and tree-filled area for picnics, BBQs and games. Start and finish wherever you like and enjoy tranquil scenery spotted with a variety of birds and other wildlife. See how many of the 172 species of birds you can find, or snap a photo of a kangaroo, wallaby or echidna.
Along this trail you will find a large grassy area and a seat. Don’t forget to pack your lunch!
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.
A lovely spot to rest your legs and drink some water before walking along the dam wall.
There are eight plantation tree types in Lysterfield Park: River Red Gum, Southern Mahogany, Spotted Gum, Swamp Gum, Blue Gum, Forest Red Gum, Long-leaved Box and Sugar Gum. Can you spot one?
Lysterfield Park has lots of walking and picnic areas. A beautiful place for families to gather and enjoy nature.
Sail boats launch from here, a lovely sight on your walk along this beach. A favourite spot for this Purple Swamp Hen
You might see and hear the Rufous Whistler on your walk. See the male pictured here. They entertain with a variety of musical calls.
Lysterfield Lake supplied water to the Mornington Peninsula, Springvale and Dandenong from 1929 until 1975. This end of the lake is now a beach.
Enjoy the view from up here! Breathe in the fresh air or chat with other walkers. Look down away from the lake and you will find a world class bike skills park.
It’s fascinating to watch these amazing creatures in their natural environment. Please respect them by keeping your distance.