3 hours 2.5 km trail loop

From the main carpark, walk down the slope to find the sculptures, pond and trails. You will find kangaroos roaming around near the bottom in the open areas.

There is an easy loop shown on map (known as the discovery circuit). To find ferns, moss and really interesting foliage, follow the creek for a little while (see map). You will need to return the same way to avoid a very long walk!

Allow up to 1 hour to walk the discovery circuit loop and part of the Forest circuit track (along the creek). Allow 2 - 3 hours overall for activities and free play.

These extra trails by the Council have an audio guide as well.

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ID What You See. Picture Gallery

  • Animal traces illustration Gumnut Trails

    Animal Traces

    Scats, tracks and traces. Can you find the signs that animals leave behind?

    Picture Gallery 
  • Fluffy Native Grass sketch Gumnut Trails

    Grasses, Seeds, Moss and Trees

    A few common native grasses, seed pods, moss and trees.

    Picture Gallery 
  • Blue Wren Gumnut Trails illustration

    Bird Bingo

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

    Picture Gallery 
  • Girl with binoculars illustration


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

    All Galleries 

Extra Activities

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Be More Tree

Are you a calm Koala or frantic fly? It’s time to be more tree. Find your special spot in the hidden valley and strike a Manna Gum tree pose. Wiggle your fingers like the branches and leaves.

Then put your Koala calm skills to the test. Sit quietly and see what you can hear and see.

What's wriggling in the Pond?

What's wriggling in the pond? Twirling boatman, fantastic fish and tiny signs of life?

Head to Millers Pond (see map) and carefully scoop up some water into a clear plastic viewing tray to see who’s swimming about.

Who was out and about today? (see ID gallery)

Come Along To A Friends Group Event.

The local Friends 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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