The Nook, Jacksons Creek, Sunbury

The Nook recreation reserve, Vaughan St, Sunbury VIC 3429

The Nook, Jacksons Creek, Sunbury

The Nook recreation reserve, Vaughan St, Sunbury VIC 3429

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22 m
1.46 km
Easy

There's something magical about the Nook! From the scenic waterhole, walk the bends of Jacksons Creek while looking out for platypus, kangaroos and Bunjil! 1.46 km or 3 km return.

The Nook, Jacksons Creek, Sunbury

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There's something magical about the Nook! From the scenic waterhole, walk the bends of Jacksons Creek while looking out for platypus, kangaroos and Bunjil! 1.46 km or 3 km return.

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Jacksons Creek winds through Sunbury in a series of S bends. The most spectacular and well-loved by locals is Jacksons Creek waterhole aka the Nook.

This is a popular spot due to its stunning views and expansive lawns for picnicking and general enjoyment. Watch out for the introduced geese and ducks that can be bossy!

This walk follows the bends of the creek past lovely bushy habitat and the volcanic lava flows visible in the creek bed.

Jacksons Creek flows across Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung land and is known as ‘biik wurrdha’ meaning ‘land of many’ in Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung language.

Jacksons Creek has a wide range of local fauna including kangaroos, echidnas and a population of platypus. You can help the platypus by keeping dogs on leashes near Jacksons Creek, not using opera house style nets to catch yabbies, and by joining in with community planting efforts to protect the creek banks.

Along this walk, look out for whistling kites, brown falcons and Bunjil, the wedge-tailed eagle circling overhead.

A new regional parkland is planned and underway. Access to and from the Nook by walking path will be greatly improved in the future.

Accessible public toilets are located at the start of this walk.

The Nook has undercover barbeques, seating and drinking water available.

The Nook is 16 minutes' walk (1.3 km) from Sunbury Station.

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Points of Interest

1. The Nook

Grassy lawn leads down to the banks of Jacksons Creek waterhole. This is a popular spot for picnics and recreation.

2. Jacksons Creek

Looking across the water to the path that follows the bends of the creek.

3. Footbridge over Jacksons Creek

Cross the first wooden footbridge. Stick to the sealed path for this walk or explore off-track when something piques your interest.

4. Second bridge

The second footbridge crosses a bright green stream.

5. Lava flows

The creek bed shows evidence of the volcanic history of the region with lava flows.

6. The babbling creek

Along the creek line, thick woodland vegetation provides great habitat for wildlife.

7. Bend in the creek

Jacksons Creek is home to a platypus population. Please keep dogs away from the creek banks.

8. Bluestone waterfall

You might hear the man-made waterfall before you see it as it's not easy to see from the path.

9. Heading back

Until road works have finished, and a missing section of footpath are completed, head back to the start the way you came.


Features

Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Historical interest Historical interest
Local treasures Local treasures
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden