3.5 hours 3.7 km loop

Park near the Lumbar & Co Cafe and main playground in Carpark A. Then make your way down towards the river and start exploring. You can follow the Loop Trail or choose your own route - you can walk, cycle, fish or even canoe here!

Allow 1.5 hours to complete the Loop Trail and 3 hours overall for the activities and free play. The map shows where to look for hollows, access to the river and other points of interest.

The Loop Trail includes a steep hill climb - so may be challenging for little kids. It winds along the river, past the Billabong and old River Red Gums (full of tree hollows), near ancient rock formations, across bridges, through forests and up a steep hill for spectacular views.

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    Animal Traces

    Whose track or poo (scat) is that? Who made that scratch? Follow the secret animal trail.

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    Bird Bingo

    Get to know our feathered friends. Common birds in our Melbourne Parks and waterways.

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    Birds, bugs, rockpool secrets, rocks and fossils, animal traces and more.

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Extra Activities

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A Tree with a View

Find your special tree off the trail and lean back against its ancient trunk. If you sit quietly and don’t make a sound, you may be surprised who pops by to say hello.

If you close your eyes, you’re now on a sound safari! How many sounds can you hear? Do you know what they are?

Did you find a perfect spot to sit? What did you see and hear?

Come Along To A Friends Group Event.

The local Friends of Maribyrnong Valley group have lots of free events and activities for families to get involved with. Walk and talks, tree planting, bird watching, weed pulling -see their website for more information.

Join an activity run by the local Friends Group!

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What did you enjoy? What would you change? Was there anything missing or out of date on the trail?

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