2.5 hours 2.5 km loop

From the carpark, take the Valley Loop Track around the reserve (a 30-minute walk).

From the Valley Loop track, you will find Woodlands Track (the oldest part of the reserve), and the Alf Salkin Landing - the main frog waterhole. All the tracks are clearly labelled.

Near the main entrance to the reserve on Stringybark Track, you will find the indigenous scar tree, with helpful history signs.

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ID What You See. Picture Gallery

  • Growling Grass Frog Gumnut Trails illustration

    The Frog Chorus

    Which frog is that croaking, clicking, whistling, bonking or growling in our waterways?

    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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What's your Totem Superpower?

SHH.. Sit quietly in a special spot in the Reserve to find your totem superpowers,

Eyes closed… do you have the super ears of a bat? Eyes peeled.. can you see as far as an eagle? Sniff sniff… do you have the super-nose of an echidna.

Put your superpowers to the test.

Frog Graffiti

Carefully gather loose leaves, sticks, seeds and stones that you find around the playground area.

Use your materials to make a collage of a frog on the ground. Will you make it super small like a Common Froglet, or big like a Pobblebonk Frog?

Take a pic of your creation and leave it behind for someone else to find.

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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