Taylors Creek lakeside loop

Parmelia Drive, Taylors Lakes

Taylors Creek lakeside loop

Parmelia Drive, Taylors Lakes

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50 m
3.36 km
Very Easy

A 3.4 km loop around the lakes and wetlands of Taylors Lakes. This popular walk is great for families or those exercising or relaxing in nature.

Taylors Creek lakeside loop

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Summary

A 3.4 km loop around the lakes and wetlands of Taylors Lakes. This popular walk is great for families or those exercising or relaxing in nature.

Description

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Lakes Reserve Flagship Park has been redeveloped by Brimbank City Council and new the facilities are excellent. There's an upgraded playground, gym equipment and courts, undercover BBQs, picnic tables and plenty of seating with lake views. The park is a popular destination for family gatherings and picnics. Public toilets and water are available.

This walk takes in wide-open spaces and serene lakeside views. The wetlands attract a variety of birdlife to watch and enjoy on this walk. Look out for pelicans, cormorants, coots, swamp hens, swans and ducks.

The walking path is in excellent condition: sufficiently wide for shared usage with a smooth surface ideal for prams and scooters.

The Aboriginal Marin Balluck people knew Taylors Creek as "water flowing through stony country". Since colonisation, the creek has been significantly modified. Today, a series of stormwater spillways form the chain of lakes.

Taylors Creek flows through Taylors Lakes, Keilor Downs and Keilor before joining the Maribyrnong River in Brimbank Park.

This walk is public transport accessible. Watergardens train station on the Sunbury Line is a 1.5 km walk to the start of this map. Sunshine Avenue is an alternative place to start/finish this walk. Buses 421 and 476 stop at the path.

Watch out for snakes in warm weather and, if crossing on a spillway, be careful of rising water.

This map was supported by Melbourne Water through the Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways incentives program.

LogoThis map was supported by Melbourne Water Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways incentives program.
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Points of Interest

1. The wide footpath

There is plenty of room on this path making it a comfortable place to walk.

2. Spillway

After heavy rainfall, the lakes expand until water is released over the spillways. Be aware that the water level here can rise quickly.

3. Children's playground

The popular playground is well shaded by trees and has lovely water views.

4. Undercover barbeques and picnic tables

Lake views and new facilities make this a perfect place for BBQs and outdoor get-togethers.

5. Swans, ducks and coots

The birdlife isn't shy but please don't feed them bread!

6. Coolamon mosaic

An artistic reminder of the traditional custodians of Brimbank.

7. Play equipment plus tennis and basketball courts

The park has a huge array of exercise and play equipment, making it a great place to spend some time outdoors.

8. Small grassland reserve

A remnant patch of a volcanic plains ecosystem has been protected here. The naturally treeless plains grasslands are considered critically endangered with less than 1% remaining.

9. Connect to bus routes 421 and 476

Sunshine Avenue is an alternative place to start this walk.

10. Head back along the creek on the north bank

A wide path, slightly shaded by trees, gives you a different view of the creek.

11. Pedestrian bridge

If walking half of this loop, cross the bridge here to access the playground and picnic area.

12. Picturesque lake views

With seating provided along the path, there are plenty of places to enjoy the view.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water available Drinking Water available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden