5 Mile Creek, Essendon

2 Government Road, Essendon

5 Mile Creek, Essendon

2 Government Road, Essendon

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16 m
1.1 km
Very Easy

On this easy pram friendly walk, explore 5 Mile Creek, the Ceremonial Rock Circle and Moonee Ponds Creek. It can be done as a short walk or extended along the Moonee Ponds Creek trail.

5 Mile Creek, Essendon

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Summary

On this easy pram friendly walk, explore 5 Mile Creek, the Ceremonial Rock Circle and Moonee Ponds Creek. It can be done as a short walk or extended along the Moonee Ponds Creek trail.

Description

Tucked away behind Pascoe Vale Road is this hidden treasure in Essendon. This walk allows you to really stretch your legs by continuing along the Moonee Ponds Creek trail in either direction.
You can also stop regularly to spot birds and native flowers. 5 Mile Creek Reserve has a BBQ, drinking water, a playground, picnic tables and rubbish bins. There are excellent small climbing trees near the playground for young children and lots of open grass for running, playing or relaxing. The ceremonial rock circle celebrates local aboriginal culture and is planted with native grasses, a beautiful place to sit and listen to country.

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Points of Interest

1. Ceremonial Rock Circle

Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle David Wandin tells of the rock circle being shaped like a mother's eye. Hear more from him as he explains the importance of this site via the link below.

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2. 5 Mile Creek

A small creek that flows into the Moonee Ponds Creek and is easy to cross and explore, especially for young children.

3. Playground with small climbing trees

Lots of shade and places to sit.

4. Picnic spots everywhere

Excellent shade makes it easy to stay out of the sun.

5. Walking bridge

If you wish to cross over and explore the other side of MP creek

6. Loop back or keep going

Going North, the creek path heads under the freeway but returns to green areas again about 500 m further along.


Features

Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water available Drinking Water available
Seating Available Seating Available
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden