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Address: Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia
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great to walk or cycle

The Merri Creek trail provides an opportunity to have a bush experience and yet be so close to Melbourne.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
aussietraveller1960
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Merri Creek trail provides an opportunity to have a bush experience and yet be so close to Melbourne.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This area of the Merri Creek used to be a quarry, then a tip until the 1990's when a group of locals got together, cleaned it up, put in a trail and re-vegetated the area with native plants and grasses. An easy walk or cycle to connect a longer walk/ride from Dight's Falls to Clifton Hill and beyond.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The Merri Creek trail deserves to be more heavily used by travellers. What 40 years ago was a degraded, rubbish filled creek is now serene and full of birdlife and perhaps the odd platypus. The variety of native trees and shrubs planted is very good. Access is easy from Clifton Hill railway station, Merri railway station or numerous other stations,... More 

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1 Thank Victorianlad
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The Merri Creek Trail starts just below where we live the trail is concrete and has some great views on the way heading towards Melbourne.

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1 Thank Waynedvh
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A greed oasis in the middle of suburbia. Great place to unwind and escape hurly burly. Cur across to Yarra Bend park and the Yarra River walk for some added bliss.

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1 Thank FW0203
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The bike path can take you from Collingwood Convent to Ceres and Coburg Lake. Or just a short stroll around Dights Falls and on to Fairfield Boat House. There is a big colony of flying foxes in Yarra Bend Park, and it is a great spectacle when they fly out at dusk. Yes, one has to be mindful of snakes... More 

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1 Thank neotulpa
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

With just a bike/pedestrian path, you might almost think you were out in the bush. On a previous visit I saw an echidna. This time I just saw a wide variety of birds.

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1 Thank platypus150
Collingwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

a beautiful trail to walk or cycle, so quiet and peaceful. towards ceres, listen to the sonorous pings of bell birds as they flit from tree to tree. i can easily spend the whole afternoon listening to the birds.

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Castlemaine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had a fun sunny day trying to find the source of Merri Creek (rumoured to come from a spring that makes your beard grow full and lush). We never found it but found many a surprise (and coffee) on the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This trail forms part of the Capital Bike Trail and is well signposted and has many access points. We took this ride on a Sunday and it wasn't very crowded.

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