Kororoit Creek Trail - Toyota Way and beyond

McArthurs Rd, Altona North

Kororoit Creek Trail - Toyota Way and beyond

McArthurs Rd, Altona North
Staff Pick
31 m
2.08 km
Easy

Summary

Hobsons Bay City Council, Toyota Australia, the Victorian Government and Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek proudly opened the first major section of the Lower Kororoit Creek Trail in July 2017.

Kororoit Creek Trail - Toyota Way and beyond

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This section of the trail features an impressive series of three metre high public artworks entitled ‘Spirits of Time and Place’ created by Brooklyn artist Geoffrey Ricardo and will provide a much needed community and recreation space, bringing the community one step closer to the completion of the entire lower section of the Kororoit Creek Trail. This creek artery of natural significance used to be derelict industrial land, but thanks to the work of hundreds of community members over many years led by Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek, it has been transformed into a bushland oasis right on our doorstep that is home to a vast array of rare birds and wildlife. Not only will this section of trail open one of the ‘hidden gems’ in Melbourne’s West to the public, it is an important strategic piece of the puzzle that will connect to the broader cycling network of greater Melbourne.
(http://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/files/assets/public/documents/pdfs/experience-hobsons-bay/parks-gardens/kororoit-creek-trail-map.pdf)
The section beyond Grieve Parade is not finished yet and is rough gravel, steep in one part before the Westgate Freeway. It ends at a bluestone bridge before Geelong Rd (Princes Hwy).

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Points of Interest

1. Public artwork at McArthurs Rd

One of several public artworks entitled ‘Spirits of Time and Place’ created by Brooklyn artist Geoffrey Ricardo.

2. Public artwork at Barnes Rd end

One of several public artworks entitled ‘Spirits of Time and Place’ created by Brooklyn artist Geoffrey Ricardo.

3. Public artwork at Barnes Rd

One of several public artworks entitled ‘Spirits of Time and Place’ created by Brooklyn artist Geoffrey Ricardo.

4. Entrance at McArthurs Rd

Entrance at McArthurs Rd

5. Public artwork at Harris Reserve

One of several public artworks entitled ‘Spirits of Time and Place’ created by Brooklyn artist Geoffrey Ricardo.

6. Public artwork at Harris Reserve

One of several public artworks entitled ‘Spirits of Time and Place’ created by Brooklyn artist Geoffrey Ricardo.

7. View of Kororoit Creek from trail

View of Kororoit Creek from trail with picnic table.

8. Public artwork at GJ Hosken Reserve

One of several public artworks entitled ‘Spirits of Time and Place’ created by Brooklyn artist Geoffrey Ricardo.

9. View of Kororoit Creek tributary

View of Kororoit Creek tributary

10. Public artwork at GJ Hosken Reserve

One of several public artworks entitled ‘Spirits of Time and Place’ created by Brooklyn artist Geoffrey Ricardo.

11. Carpark and toilets at Blackshaws Rd entrance

Carpark and toilets at Blackshaws Rd entrance

12. View of Kororoit Creek looking back along the trail

View of Kororoit Creek looking back along the trail

13. Official trail ends at Grieve Pde bridge

The trail is gravel from this point and is steep in one area.

14. View of the trail along the gravel end

View of the trail along the gravel end

15. Bluestone bridge at the trail's current end

Bluestone bridge at the trail's current end at Geelong Rd (Princes Hwy)

Features

Art and Culture Art and Culture
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets

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