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Address: Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia

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Favourite city walking trail

Right outside our door is this great walking/cycling trail. Following the Merri Creek to Heidelberg and around through Yarra Bend park it has made trails or unmade paths that go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
larrysbisa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right outside our door is this great walking/cycling trail. Following the Merri Creek to Heidelberg and around through Yarra Bend park it has made trails or unmade paths that go on for miles. The other direction takes you to the Yarra river past Dights Falls and to the Collingwood children's farm and Convent Gallery with all the surrounding cafes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The trail is great for cyclists and walkers. We often ride there and its really pleasant. Some of the signage could do with an update.

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Thank Kerry C
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Many of Melbourne's smaller waterways have been turned into concrete drains, like the Moonee Valley Creek. Luckily, Merri Creek was spared, it's more or less like it was before white settlement. It's an enormous treasure to be able to get suburbia out of your head for a while while you enjoy the Creek.

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Thank Jeffry B
melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

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

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Thank aussietraveller1960
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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Thank Fiona R
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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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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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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