2.5hours 1.7km trail loop

Enter from either carpark, and after checking out the Salt Lake (is it Pink?) walk towards the Freshwater Lake. Either follow the trail loop or explore as many pathways as you can find - there’s a surprise around every corner!

Allow 30 minutes to walk the loop and 2 hours overall for the activities and free play.

The map below shows a loop trail and points of interest

Scroll down for Map, Extra activities, ID picture galleries.

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ID What You See. Picture Gallery

  • Animal traces illustration Gumnut Trails

    Animal Traces

    Can you find the secret signs that animals leave behind?

    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 
  • 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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My Explorer Stick

Every explorer needs their perfect stick to climb the peaks, claim their hills and mark their trails. Can you find your super stick lying loose on the ground?

What are 3 awesome uses for your stick?

The Secret Signs that Animals Leave Behind

Scats (poo), scratches, tracks and other traces.. Welcome to the wonderful world of animal tracking. What can you find? Use the picture ID gallery above to identify traces on your travels.

What can you find? Who has been before you?

Come Along To A Friends Group Event.

The local Friends of Westgate Park 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 Was there anything missing or out of date on the trail?

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