Forest Hill to Blackburn station

57 Mahoneys Rd, Forest Hill VIC 3131, Australia

Forest Hill to Blackburn station

57 Mahoneys Rd, Forest Hill VIC 3131, Australia
Staff Pick
32 m
2.6 km
Easy

Summary

This is a great walk to the train station from where I live. Very scenic and practical!

Forest Hill to Blackburn station

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Description

This walk is particularly enjoyable at dawn and dusk as you can hear the different birds telling each other about their day. The Op Shops are good fun too.

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Points of Interest

1. Op shops

There are a few op shops along this road, all with bargains to be discovered.

2. Secret creek

This creek is quite hidden! Don't quite know where it goes but is probably connected with the lake.

3. Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

A beautiful lake, often with different types of birds and surrounded by a small pocket of forest. Particularly atmospheric on foggy mornings as the mist rises from the lake.

4. Whitehorse Heritage Trail

There are a few signs marking the trail, but I'm not sure where the Trail starts or ends!

5. Playground

Playground recently given a bright red coat of paint. Now it really stands out and gets the kids going.

6. The Pines Senior Citizens Centre

I've walked past and seen dancing classes and morning tea on offer. What else do they get up to here?

7. War memorial and tennis courts

War memorial and local tennis courts in the background. A pretty garden and lots of places to sit and watch what's going on.

8. Blackburn library

Lovely library with benches and mural.

9. French cake shop

This French cake shop has some amazing cakes! I once saw a queue all the way outside around Easter time.

10. Op Shop

Bargains galore! Great shops around this area too, including bakery, cafe, art shop, hairdressers and more.

11. Rotary Saturday market

There's a little market outside Blackburn station every second Saturday of the month. Fresh fruit and veg, craft, plants and other bits and pieces.

12. Playground

Playground outside Blackburn station, a good spot for kids if you're waiting for the bus or next train.

Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets

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