Westbreen Creek Walk, Pascoe Vale

33 Northumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale VIC 3044

Westbreen Creek Walk, Pascoe Vale

33 Northumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale VIC 3044

Staff Pick
34 m
2.24 km
Easy

A short but tranquil loop walk along Westbreen Creek in Pascoe Vale for a dose of nature in suburbia.

Westbreen Creek Walk, Pascoe Vale

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A short but tranquil loop walk along Westbreen Creek in Pascoe Vale for a dose of nature in suburbia.

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Pascoe Vale has a lovely slice of bushland along the Westbreen Creek corridor. It's a great place for a tranquil walk in nature. A new path makes it possible to walk a loop and take in both sides of the creek. Revegetation and wetland restoration have created important habitats that are home to a huge array of flora and fauna.

Bush birds you might spot in the trees include Scarlet Robins, Grey Butcherbirds and Common Bronzewing. Waterbirds seen along the creek include herons, cormorants, ibis and wood ducks. The creek has a healthy frog population too. Species found here include the Growling Grass Frog and Pobblebonk Frog.

But it hasn't always been this way. Westbreen Creek is a tributary of Moonee Ponds Creek. It was neglected for many decades and turned into an underground drain in the 1970s. Decades of restoration work have made sections of the creek attractive urban parkland with important habitats for wildlife. Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek work to protect and enhance Westbreen Creek and welcome new members.

This walk begins and ends at the new Northumberland Road wetland and travels through the linear parkland of Gavin Reserve to KW Joyce Reserve then loops back.

Accessible public toilets are located at the start of this walk. Barbeques, seating, and drinking water are available close to the wetland too.

Please keep dogs on a leash at all times. Dogs can enjoy an off-leash run in the KW Joyce Reserve Dog Off-Leash Area.

To reach this walk from Pascoe Vale Train Station, walk up Railway Parade to Westbreen Creek Path. It is approximately a 9-minute walk to the starting point of this map.

Thank you to Anna Lanigan for sharing her photographs and recommending this walk.

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

1. Wetland

A lovely new wetland has been established at Northumberland Road. Accessible toilets are available here.

2. Through the trees

The sealed path heads through a tree lined avenue. Westbreen Creek flows underground through this section of Gavin Park.

3. New path for a loop walk

A new gravel path makes it possible to walk on either side of the creek, creating a loop walk.

4. Eastern Rosellas

The creek provides important habitat for a variety of birdlife. Photo by Anna Lanigan.

5. Towards Arndt Road crossing

A peaceful oasis in built-up suburbia.

6. Tawny Frogmouths

If you're lucky you might spot tawny frogmouths. Photo by Anna Lanigan.

7. KW Joyce Reserve

Rocky bend in the creek bed.

8. Listen out for Pobblebonks

Close the creek bed you might hear the croak of frogs or spot frog spawn.

9. White-faced Heron

Photo by Anna Lanigan

10. Going underground

Westbreen Creek disappears underground.

11. Popular with four-legged friends

Please keep dogs on leash at all times on this walk.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Public toilets Public toilets
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden