Riverbend Park to Davis Creek, Tarneit

Riverbend Historical Park, Heaths Road, Werribee

Riverbend Park to Davis Creek, Tarneit

Riverbend Historical Park, Heaths Road, Werribee

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44 m
2.95 km
Easy

Follow the bends of the beautiful Werribee River, past ancient redgums to Davis Creek confluence and wetlands. This 3 km each way walk is a gem in the west!

Riverbend Park to Davis Creek, Tarneit

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Summary

Follow the bends of the beautiful Werribee River, past ancient redgums to Davis Creek confluence and wetlands. This 3 km each way walk is a gem in the west!

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This walk starts in picturesque Riverbend Historical Park and offers many attractive spots for people to enjoy the beauty of the Werribee River. Each river bend has a unique character. Ancient River Redgums and a healthy understory provide habitat for native birdlife, reptile and insects.

The path leads to the confluence of Davis Creek and then follows the creek north to Tarneit. Davis Creek Wetland has billabongs that fluctuate with seasonal rainfall and provide a home to many creatures including the Growling Grass Frog. We saw a white-faced heron and ducks.

We joined Werribee River Association , which has been caring for the health and preservation of the river since 1981, on a fantastic guided walk. Litter and dumping is a major danger to river health. Please take your rubbish home with you.

Toilets and drinking water are not available on this walk.

This walk connects with Werribee to Riverbend Historical Park loop .

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Points of Interest

1. Canoe and kayak launching place.

This walk starts in Riverbend Historical Park at the popular fishing and kayaking spot near the carpark.

2. Cool shady areas to explore

Take a few steps off the walking path to get a closer look at the river.

3. Werribee River Association

We joined an informative guided walk hosted by the Werribee River Association.

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4. Riverside spots to play and picnic

With so many places to enjoy nature on this walk, it's easy to feel like you're far from suburbia.

5. Market gardens

Across the river, market gardens utilise the rich, volcanic soils.

6. A view of the wide Werribee River

Towards the confluence, the size of the river becomes more evident.

7. Walking groups

It's possible to follow the path to Werribee Station and beyond, see link below.

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8. River Redgums

There is something new to enjoy at each bend of the river, including plenty of old River Redgums.

9. A lovely, grassy spot to enjoy the river

The banks of the Werribee River have been used and appreciated for tens of thousands of years.

10. Cushiony grass, cool breezes and views

Kids (and adults) will love rolling around on grass by the river.

11. The confluence

Davis Creek joins the Werribee River.

12. Davis Creek

Beyond the confluence, the walking path follows the banks of Davis Creek.

13. Davis Creek Wetland

The ephemeral billabongs are habitat for a wide range of frogs and water birds.

14. A reminder not to feed the ducks bread

Although they gobble it down eagerly, bread isn't healthy for ducks and other water birds.


Features

Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden