Lake Pertobe Accessible Walk, Warrnambool

Pertobe Road, Warrnambool 3280

Lake Pertobe Accessible Walk, Warrnambool

Pertobe Road, Warrnambool 3280

Staff Pick
30 m
1.47 km
Very Easy

This delightful accessible walk caters for everyone. The lakeside scenery is a wonderful backdrop to discovering first class accessible features from picnic facilities to a fully accessible maze.

Lake Pertobe Accessible Walk, Warrnambool

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This delightful accessible walk caters for everyone. The lakeside scenery is a wonderful backdrop to discovering first class accessible features from picnic facilities to a fully accessible maze.

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On this walk you will see people enjoying the outdoors whether walking, rolling, playing in accessible play spaces or on the lawns, boating, picnicking, barbequing or talking to the swans.

Is this walk accessible for me?
This walk is accessible for by foot, in a wheelchair or with any other mobility aid.

How accessible is the path?
Map signs are placed regularly on the path. The accessible walk as mapped by Victoria Walks has paths that are sealed, smooth, firm and flat. There is space to turn a wheelchair and for side-by-side travel. No steps are encountered. Path edges meet grassy lawns.

There is a wide boardwalk footbridge with safety railing that has a mild slope. Other bridges may not be accessible and are not included in this map.

There are options to walk different, shorter routes with many alternative points along the walk that allow vehicle access. Mobile phone coverage is good.

This is a popular and sometimes very busy parkland with many attractions. Dogs must be on a leash. Cyclists may share some paths.

This walk offers many fully accessible features including play spaces (with water play and a maze), picnic shelters, tables, BBQs, accessible food preparation benches and bins. Food and drink can be purchased across Pertobe Rd.

Rest areas
The area is exceptionally well maintained. Back and armrest seats are connected to the path thought the park. There are numerous built shelters with some large shade trees. There is an accessible viewing platform. Off path rest spaces are available. Accessible information signs describe features of the area.

Accessible drinking fountains and accessible toilets are provided along the length of the walk.

Public Transport
Bus No. 5 travels along Pertobe Rd stopping 450 meters away. A wide sealed footpath and pedestrian crossing give access to the park entrance. The bus stop has a sign, no kerb, seating or shelter.

Parking
There are multiple off-street car parks along Pertobe Road with multiple accessible spaces. Protected side space and extra wide parking areas are available. Ramps are provided where kerbs exist, otherwise there is kerbless entry to walking paths. Often no road crossing or walking through car parks is required.

The following photos and descriptions provide more information regarding accessibility. Conditions may change. If you notice any variations, please let us know.

We would like to know what people with disability and carers think of our accessible Walking Maps . Please tell us by completing this 5 minute survey . Your feedback will help us to create high quality information about accessible walks.

“Walking and Rolling Together” is a partnership between Victoria Walks, Disability Sport & Recreation and Regional Sport Victoria.

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Points of Interest

1. The paths

With sealed, smooth and flat paths of 1.5 to 2.5 meters wide there is plenty of room for wheelchair turning and side by side travel. There are also many places you can pull over.

2. Finding your way

Map signs provide where you are and where you want to be information.

3. Alternative paths

The unsealed and grassy paths around the lake are not mapped here because they didn't suit a push wheelchair. However, powered chairs may find them accessible.

4. It can get busy

There is everything you need for great fun in the outdoors here - just saying, it can get busy.

5. Lakeside swinging

If you want to roll up to push someone on a swing by the lake, no worries.

6. Birds and boats

Many birds call Lake Pertobe home. The Black Swans are particularly fearless and don't mind attempts at stealing food. Please do not feed the birds. Paddle and power boats are available for hire.

7. The only slope

An accessible boardwalk footbridge with a mild slope and safety rails crosses the lake to an installation on the other side. Most bridges are not accessible due to steeper slopes and movement.

8. Path connected roll under tables

Many of the picnic tables (indoor and outdoor) are connected to the main paths by sealed accessible paths and have roll under spaces for wheelchairs.

9. Accessible gathering place and viewing platform

After crossing the bridge you come to an accessible gathering place and viewing platform over the water. You can watch the boats go by and all the activity in the various play spaces.

10. Accessible water play

Walk, run or roll right on in and under.

11. An amazing place

The accessible maze is challenging fun. Give it a try.

12. Accessible shelters

All picnic and BBQ shelters are designed with accessibility in mind regarding car access, inside mobility, food preparation, cooking, eating and outlook.

13. Toilet access

There are accessible toilets all along the walk. They are directly connected to the walking path via sealed pathways and have accessible parking very close by.

14. Accessible toilets

Like the rest of the park, the accessible toilets are very well maintained. Door 0.92 meters wide. Floor area 2.55x2.8 meters.

15. Accessible parking

There are several locations with accessible parking spaces. Most have protected side space and sealed, flat surfaces connecting directly to the path via ramps or kerbless surfaces.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
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
Art and culture Art and culture
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden
Accessible walk Accessible walk