This walk visits some of the interesting features in and around the historic town of Blackwood. Additional information on Blackwood can be obtained from the Information Stand in the Blackwood General Store. Also refer to the attachment 'About Blackwood'.
This walk has excellent coastal scenery, historical sites, artists views of the bay, views over Sorrento, a botanical gardens and old historical buildings. There are a number of secluded bays on the Bass Strait side of the Peninsula. Artists viewpoints are marked on the artists walk map obtained at the Information Centre near start of the walk. The walk takes you through Sorrento and Portsea as well as along Portsea's front and back beaches.
Rolling hills, farmland, Main Ceek, rocky offshore reefs and a pleasant boardwalk at Cape Schanck. Beautiful views of the coast, plenty of kangaroos, ti-tree scrub, sandy tracks, views of the lighthouse and rocky cliffs around Cape Schanck.
Braeside Park has a fascinating history, once a sewage treatment site and home to a training track for Phar Lap, this park is now a mix of revegetated bushland and wetlands. There are a variety of easy walking options that take in views of protected Heathland, tranquil ponds and a variety of bird life in a beautiful bushland setting. You would never guess that you are on the edge of urban Melbourne.
This is delightful walk along the Morses Creek valley which has been classified by the National Trust for its landscape significance. It includes the beautiful historic mining village of Wandiligong. Level walking.
Brimbank Park is located within the Maribyrnong Valley alongside the Maribyrnong River. This area has a rich human history with surveys indicating that Aboriginal occupation extends back as far as 40,000 years and European settlement dates back to the 1830's, soon after Melbourne was founded.
This walk offers spectacular views of the Mornington Peninsula, the Wild Coast, and Cape Schanck. The walk takes you along 5 kilometres of the beautiful Gunnamatta surf beach and native coastal bush. Involves climbing 439 steps on return journey.
A variety of interesting bushland and rocky outcrops, passing the Ararat reservoir and Victoria Mill site. Includes a number of steep climbs and descents with excellent views of the plains to the west.
The Nature Trail follows a circuit through gently rolling woodlands back to the picnic area. There are information boards along the walk explaining the natural history of the area. Can be combined with the Ironbark Gorge Walk (4.5km) follows a circuit through the gorge and back to the picnic area.