Yarra River urban hike: Templestowe to Eltham

Wombat Bend, Duncan Street, Templestowe Lower

Yarra River urban hike: Templestowe to Eltham

Wombat Bend, Duncan Street, Templestowe Lower
3 h 18 m
13.22 km
Intermediate
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Summary

Stroll along the Yarra and through several parklands - including Westerfolds - all the way to leafy, green Eltham!

Yarra River urban hike: Templestowe to Eltham

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Stroll along the Yarra and through several parklands all the way to leafy, green Eltham!

Start: Wombat Bend Playspace, Duncan Street in Templestowe Lower. This beautiful playground is nestled on a bend in the river. You'll cross the suspension bridge over the river (great place to spot playpus at dusk) across to the Main Yarra Trail, whihc you follow to the generous Westerfolds Park.

Highlights: Westerfolds Park, Lower Eltham Park and Bushland Reserve. Griffith Park and Sweeneys Flats. Wander past Montsalvat. Diamond Creek trail, Alistair Knox Park, historic Eltham trestle bridge. Finish your walk at the Eltham shops and train station.

Highlights: Westerfolds Park, Lower Eltham Park (including its minituature steam train!) and Bushland Reserve. Griffith Park and Sweeneys Flats. Wander past Montsalvat. Diamond Creek trail, Alistair Knox Park, historic Eltham trestle bridge.

Finish your walk at the Eltham shops and train station.

TOILETS: Are located within Wombat Bend, Westerfolds and Lower Eltham Park.

Just to the south of Wombat Bend an alternative walk is - 'the Heidelberg School Artists Trail'

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Points of Interest

1. Wombat Bend

A lovely little playground popular with locals.

2. Ruffey Trail Bridge

Cross the Yarra here at the lovely suspension bridge.

3. Westerfolds Park (Photo: Geoffrey Moore)

There's plenty of wattle, and sometimes you'll spot kangaroos at this huge 120 -hectare parkland managed by Parks Victoria. Photo sourced at Unsplash.

4. Kangaroo-spotting, Westerfolds

If you're lucky you might spot a mob of 'roos. Best to keep dogs on-lead. Photo: Brenda Kaye

5. Bring the dogs (on-lead) Photo: Geoff Simmons

Westerfolds Park is managed by Parks Victoria. See maps on site for where dogs are permitted.

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6. Lenister Farm

Photo: Jacqueline Nunan

7. Mini steam train!

Hitch a ride on the Diamond Valley Steam Train for the princely sum of $3

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8. Sweeney's Flats (Pic: Anita Harris)

Sweeney's Flats is a large, woodland park. Worth including some of it on your big Yarra hike!

9. Eltham Trestle Bridge

Photo: Maree Marchant

Features

Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Public toilets Public toilets

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