Emu Bottom parks walk

Racecourse Road, Sunbury

Emu Bottom parks walk

Racecourse Road, Sunbury

Staff Pick
1 h 16 m
5.09 km

Get a taste of the country lifestyle on this walk that takes in three different parks

Emu Bottom parks walk

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Get a taste of the country lifestyle on this walk that takes in three different parks


This walk takes you on a country ramble not far from the city, using an unmade road reserve to create a 5km loop walk connecting three different parks.

The walk starts with a stroll along Albert Road, offering a chance to take a nosey at some impressive country houses. After that it is mostly off-road, allowing you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the country without the traffic.

The walk moves through a variety of woodland and grassland areas, takes a glimpse of Victoria's oldest homestead, and finishes with a stroll along Jacksons Creek. There is a good chance of seeing kangaroos around Albert Reserve if the weather is cold, overcast, or at the start or end of the day.

Not only a park walk, this a stroll through the countryside. Sure, it's a bit 'off the beaten track', but that's all part of the adventure.

- Take your phone to help you navigate on this walk.
- Unfortunately, the walk as mapped here is not suitable for dogs, because they are prohibited in Albert Road Nature Reserve (to avoid disturbing the kangaroos). For an alternative (shorter) route suitable for dogs, skip the Albert Road Nature Reserve and walk via Albert Road and Nambour Drive, which connects through to Callander Close.
- Points of interest photos have not been geo-located, so location on the map may not be 100% accurate.

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Points of Interest

1. Hoo roo

Depending on the season and time of day, you're a good chance of seeing kangaroos in this area and/or Albert Reserve.

2. Albert Road Nature Reserve

This reserve has large central grass areas with bush to the sides. Chances are you will have it all to yourself, giving a real feeling of quiet countryside.

3. Flowers

As on any walk, keep an eye out for little moments of beauty like this flowering tree.

4. The Parkway Reserve

You don't so much walk through this reserve as alongside it, but you can still see some beautiful trees like this one. Take the opportunity to walk to the creek bed and have a look into the forest.

5. Off-road walk

It's pretty easy to spot, but this is where you head off the road and enter the unmade road reserve.

6. Meet the locals

Once again you walk past the back of some lifestyle properties and get to see who's hanging out there.

7. Emu Bottom homestead

You can't really visit the historic homestead on this walk (private property), but you should get a glimpse through the trees.

8. Jacksons Creek

There are various opportunities to get down close to Jacksons Creek, which is quite lovely.

9. Dog off-leash area

Run wild in this massive open space area. Dogs are also allowed to roam free.


Historical interest Historical interest
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden