Malcolm Creek Wetlands, Craigieburn

30 Centennial Park Dr, Craigieburn VIC 3064

Malcolm Creek Wetlands, Craigieburn

30 Centennial Park Dr, Craigieburn VIC 3064

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1 h 20 m
5.36 km
Easy

A fantastic 5 km circuit around Malcolm Creek wetlands. Bridges and boardwalks give options to choose-your-own path along this beautiful green wedge in Craigieburn.

Malcolm Creek Wetlands, Craigieburn

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Summary

A fantastic 5 km circuit around Malcolm Creek wetlands. Bridges and boardwalks give options to choose-your-own path along this beautiful green wedge in Craigieburn.

Description

Expansive wetlands, foot bridges, ancient river red gums and shady woodland are some highlights of this lovely walk. Malcolm Creek is a tributary of the Merri Creek. The linear park is a green corridor with some remnant habitat in Craigieburn.

This walk starts at Centennial Park Drive Playground, which has accessible toilets, drinking water and a small playground.

On the banks of the creek, a commanding Stolen Generations Marker pays tribute to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.

Multiple bridges and boardwalks give walkers options to "choose-their-own" circuit. As the creeks gets closer to the confluence with Merri Creek, car noise from the Hume Highway begins to build. We recommend looping back at the footbridge after Hanson Road.

Along the creek floodplain, many ancient river red gums remain. The landscape is varied and interesting, and there is plenty of birdlife.

This walk can be extended north by joining to the Golden Sun Moth walk .

Dogs are allowed on leash.
Public toilets are located at the start of this walk.

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Points of Interest

1. Hume Stolen Generations Marker

A powerful marker pays tribute to the stole generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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2. Malcolm Creek Linear Park

Malcolm Creek Park has preserved the wide-open flood plain of the creek. It provides an expanse of green space to enjoy.

3. Boardwalk

The boardwalk over Malcolm Creek gives an up-close look at the wetlands below.

4. Wetlands

Please don't feed the ducks.

5. Footbridge

Centennial Park Drive Reserve

6. River red gums

Malcolm Creek has many remnant river red gums that provide habitat for wildlife and make this an interesting and shady place to walk.

7. Foot bridge

Multiple foot bridges make it possible to shorten your walk or choose which bank to walk on.

8. Reedy wetlands

Cross the bridge and turn back towards the quiet of the parkland. Car noise from the Hume Highway begins to build as the creek approaches it.

9. Grasslands reserve

The final stretch of this walk is alongside a native grassland reserve.


Features

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