Urban hike along the Werribee River

7 Doolan St, Werribee VIC 3030

Urban hike along the Werribee River

7 Doolan St, Werribee VIC 3030

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2 h 2 m
8.13 km
Intermediate

Stretch your legs along the beautiful Werribee River and enjoy 8.5 km of a continuous pathway. (17 km return)

Urban hike along the Werribee River

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Summary

Stretch your legs along the beautiful Werribee River and enjoy 8.5 km of a continuous pathway. (17 km return)

Description

If you're looking for a big walk along one of Melbourne's largest waterways, this is it! Werribee River Trail follows the bends of the river past beautiful scenery, ancient river red gums and abundant birdlife. The river also supports a variety of aquatic life from fish, eels, rakali and platypus. Locals treasure the river as a place to connect to nature and it's easy to see why!

Start and finish this walk anywhere you like along the trail. Scenery and habitats vary greatly as the river meanders. If you are arriving by public transport, Werribee Station is a good place to start. Werribee to Riverbend Park loop is an alternative walk beginning close to the station.

Public toilets and drinking water are available at Wyndham Park and Chirnside Park. Additional toilets can be found in President Park. To get there, take a 500-metre detour west from this walk at Heaths Road. If you need a snack or a refreshment, there are plenty of options on Watton Street, Werribee.

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Points of Interest

1. Footpath at Doolan Street

Access the Werribee River Trail via the footpath at Doolan Street, Werribee.

2. Volcanic rocks and aquatic life

Basalt rocks are scattered over the landscape of the Volcanic Plains.

3. Up close to the river

This walk provides plenty of variety of river views and habitats.

4. Kayaking. Photo: Werribee River Association

Bungies Hole was the local swimming hole until the 1930s. Today kayaking is popular on the river.

5. Deep water at Bungies Hole

Bungies Hole is a tranquil spot where the river bends.

6. Between the trees

The path follows the river behind Chirnside Park.

7. Pedestrian bridge

Cross the river to enter Wyndham Park. Drinking water and toilets located in the park.

8. View from Cottrell Street bridge

Take care while crossing the road at Cottrell Street. Look out for fast cars!

9. Shady section of the path

The river provides habitat for a huge variety of animals.

10. Diversion weir

Built in 1909 and still in use today, the weir enables irrigation for farmland.

11. Canoe launching deck

Riverbend Historic Park is a gorgeous stretch of the river. Electric BBQs are available but toilets are not.

12. Tarneit

The final section of the walk in Tarneit.

13. River Redgums

Ancient river redgums are one of the highlights of the walk.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden