K Road Cliffs, Werribee South

360 K Road, Werribee South

K Road Cliffs, Werribee South

360 K Road, Werribee South

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30 m
.57 km
Easy

This short walk takes you to spectacular cliffs rising above the Werribee River floodplains. Looking like Kakadu or Tanzania, this surprising natural beauty can be found in Werribee South.

K Road Cliffs, Werribee South

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This short walk takes you to spectacular cliffs rising above the Werribee River floodplains. Looking like Kakadu or Tanzania, this surprising natural beauty can be found in Werribee South.

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Please be aware that the cliffs are unstable and are fenced off for your safety.

Towards the west section of the car park, there are tables and seats with views of the cliffs.

This walk starts at the golf course end of the car park. Enter through a gate to a walking path. Between the gum trees, you'll catch glimpses of the cliffs before the whole view is revealed. While there isn't formal seating here, it is a beautiful spot to stay awhile and take it all in.

Steps lead down the escarpment and into the flood plain. To access the riverbank, continue along the narrow dirt path. Watch out for snakes and reptiles.

Where: K Road, located downstream from Werribee Park Mansion and the Werribee Open Range Zoo. The golf course is adjacent.

Thank you to the Werribee River Association and Lisa Erin Lyons for contributing photographs for this walk.

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

1. Woodland habitat

Willy wagtails, honeyeaters and fairy-wrens are abundant here.

2. Cliffs through the gum trees

A glimpse of the view to come.

3. Important warnings

Before you get overwhelmed by the beauty of the cliffs , take note of the dangers.

4. The magical view

The cliffs seem to change colour throughout the day and in different lighting conditions.

5. Rustic stairs

Leading down the riverbank.

6. Logs with a view

A couple of large logs make excellent seats for river gazing.

7. Path beyond the steps

The path leads to the river banks, a popular spot for fishing. Beware of snakes.

8. White-faced Heron

The river bend is full of birdlife including herons, cormorants and egrets. Photo by Werribee River Association

9. Whistling Kites

We saw a variety of water birds and woodland species. Birds of prey have been spotted too. Photo by Werribee River Association.

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10. Back up the stairs

Head back up to the cliff tops.

11. Cliffs at sunset. Photo by Lisa Erin Lyons

The cliffs are a stunning spot for photographers and bird watchers.

12. White-plumed Honeyeaters

Photo by Werribee River Association.

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