2-3hours 3.2km loop

Enter through a gate behind the Greenwood Reserve playground, and walk down Centre track. The main tracks are well signed and loop around the forest. There’s no set route.

There are lots of smaller tracks that are fun and safe to explore (always watch out for snakes in Summer).

Allow up to 1 hour to walk around this part of the Forest or 1 1/2 hours if you also include the Gresswell Habitat Link (with kangaroos) nearby.

Allow 2 - 3 hours overall for activities and free play.

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ID What You See. 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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Camp Camouflage

Find a sturdy tree and build a shelter and your perfect cubby! Use sticks, branches & leaves lying loose on the ground until your cubby disappears.

Take a pic and put back what you created - as they could be home to minibeasts.

Did your cubby blend into the forest?

Be a Birder for a Bit

Who’s hiding in the bushes, cackling from the trees, flying high above you or hopping just behind you? If you’re lucky and stealthy you might see the Powerful Owl resting, or the very rare Swift Parrot in Winter.

Who was out and about today? (see ID Bird Gallery)

Come Along To A Friends Group Event.

The local Friends of the Wildlife Reserves 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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