Golden sun moth walk, Malcolm Creek

Golden Sun Moth Park, Packington Ct, Craigieburn VIC 3064

Golden sun moth walk, Malcolm Creek

Golden Sun Moth Park, Packington Ct, Craigieburn VIC 3064

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25 m
1.67 km
Easy

This great, short walk along Malcolm Creek, from golden sun moth playground to growling grass frog playground, has beautiful river red gums and wetlands to enjoy.

Golden sun moth walk, Malcolm Creek

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Summary

This great, short walk along Malcolm Creek, from golden sun moth playground to growling grass frog playground, has beautiful river red gums and wetlands to enjoy.

Description

Craigieburn has a hidden gem: Malcolm Creek! With its picturesque landscape of ancient river red gums, wetlands and grasslands, walking the Malcolm Creek trail feels far from suburbia.

This walk starts and finishes at the golden sun moth playground. Designed to be a fun way to learn about the critically endangered day-flying moth, kids will enjoy climbing into the butterfly structure before seeing the adjoining grassland conservation area that is important to the moths' survival.

This walk passes several spectacular river redgums. The path creates a loop beside the creek, over boardwalks and back again. This is a great is walk for families to add onto playground time or for anyone wanting to get some fresh air and beautiful remnant green space.

Public toilets, water and picnic tables are available at the golden sun moth playground.

If you'd like a longer walk, this walk can connect to Malcolm Creek Wetlands walk .

The shared path is nice and wide and mostly flat. It is popular with locals but not at all crowded.

Dogs allowed on leashes.

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Points of Interest

1. Golden sun moth playground

Start at the golden sun moth playground and learn about the critically endangered moth. Public toilets, water and picnic tables are available here.

2. Super pupa

Kids can climb inside the butterfly structure and there is a second area for younger kids near the moth larva sculpture.

3. Golden sun moth

The critically endangered Golden Sun Moth. Photo by Jodi Jackson.

4. Golden sun moth habitat

The path passes an off-limits conservation area. Native grasses provide essential habitat for the endangered golden sun moth.

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5. Craigieburn "countryside"

The linear park is a beautiful slice of habitat for wildlife and humans to enjoy.

6. Grand Boulevard bridge

The bridge provides an elevated view north of Malcolm Creek and a seat to take it all in.

7. Boardwalk

Boardwalk across the creek and wetlands.

8. Wetlands

Malcolm Creek is a popular place to walk and take some time in nature.

9. Growling grass frog playground

A smaller playground highlights another local endangered species. There are no toilets or water available at this one.

10. Public art

Sculpture on the Malcolm Creek path.

11. Ancient river red gums

Malcolm Creek has many beautiful river red gums, some of them are hundreds of years old.


Features

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