Urban creeks offer a slice of the bush in the middle of the city. Here’s our guide to five of Melbourne’s best.
Story by: Philip Thomas. Illustrations: Oslo Davis
Many people in Melbourne live within walking distance or a short drive of one of our hidden creeks. They are fascinating places with unexpected treasures and it is well worth the effort to discover them – walk or ride along these paths and you might find an old drive-in cinema, a tranquil scene under a freeway, kids camping out, or even a mob of kangaroos.
The Dandenong, Gardiners, Merri, Moonee Ponds and Kororoit creeks are only a handful of Melbourne’s creeks, but they neatly divide up the city. All up, the total length of trails along these creeks is about 150 kilometres – enough to keep a keen walker or cyclist busy all year.
Facilities: These trails cross through suburban areas so you will find facilities such as seats, water, picnic spots and shops at regular intervals.
Difficulty: Most walks follow paved bike tracks (so if you’re walking, keep to the left), and generally have a flat, even surface with very few steep sections, but some of the more remote outer sections of the Dandenong, Merri and Moonee Ponds creek trails are unsurfaced.
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