Watergardens and Taylor's Lakes

Kings Road, Taylor's Lakes

Watergardens and Taylor's Lakes

Kings Road, Taylor's Lakes
Staff Pick
1 h 18 m
5.23 km
Easy

Summary

Linking in to the Taylors Creek Walk (see website link), this follows the Lakes Reserve and then finds two ways down Taylors Creek to Burrowye Street and back.

Watergardens and Taylor's Lakes

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A pleasant stroll learning about the Taylor's Lake wetlands. You can start at either end but if you have a car it might be easier to park at Watergardens. You follow the series of lakes and the wetlands between Kings Road and Sunshine Avenue. Below the latter there are two routes , either side of Taylor's Creek. The left bank has a made path the full length, the right bank has another path plus some informal options (not marked on the Melway, accessed by crossing the water crossing), Details under points of interest.

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Points of Interest

1. Taylor's Creek emerges

The track starts at Kings Rd near where the creek emerges from a tunnel under the road.

2. Find the message

There are several plaques set into the path. The last contains this rather pertinent message. Find them all!

3. Play place

Playground for kids, and swans and ducks playing nearby.

4. Poles and Wires

Essential urban infrastructure - a reminder of modern life not imho an intrusion here.

5. Waterflow management

Each of the lakes has interesting solutions for managing water flows - worth spending a moment at each contemplating what is being done. From here you need to cross Sunshine Av - best at roundabout.

6. Waterbirds launching

Attractive section of the lakes, popular with wakers and swimmers.

7. Fork in the path

There are two ways to go here - you can either walk through the water race across the creek to your right, or continue on the left bank. this rout follows the latter option.

8. Signage

There are helpful and informative signs along most of the route

9. Trees of all sorts

Although there is a lot of narrative vegetation along the path, including river red gums of all ages, and notice grasses, some parts show a mixture of the Australian and the European.

10. Natives

While on other stretches the natives predominate

11. Entrance at Burrowye St

Lots of signs but not much route help here - could do better Council!

12. Looking back up the path down to creek

From Burrowye St walk up to Tintaldra Drive. After the reserve starts on the right a reasonable path heads down towards the creek. You can then follow the creek upstream mainly on a wide mown lawn.

13. Views down to creek

From this side of the creek you can get some good views down to the other side

14. Track to playground

The built track continues on the left past this junction until a playground. You can then duck behind the houses on a wide mown strip above the creek.

15. Wetlands management

The creek crosses over the path, the path doesn't cross over the creek!

Features

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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