Koonung Creek Trail

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Koonung Creek Trail
The Koonung Creek Trail west of Blackburn Road.
The Koonung Creek Trail west of Blackburn Road.
Length13.5km
LocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cycling details
Trail difficultyEasy
SurfaceConcrete and bitumen
HillsSome minor hilly sections
WaterNone
Connecting transport
Train(s)None

The Koonung Creek Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows Koonung Creek in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1][2][3][4] The trail also follows the course of the Eastern Freeway as it too, follows the course of the Koonung Creek, and has good connections to on-road paths.

Following the path[edit]

The path is easy to follow as it travels parallel to the Eastern Freeway. 600 m west of Middleborough Road the trail is located on the south side of the freeway. East of that point it runs along the north side of the freeway.

Near the Bushy Creek Trail turnoff is a small wetland area with purple swamphens and the occasional little pied cormorant. Koonung Creek Reserve also contains a small wetland which contains some native wildlife.

Connections[edit]

Yarra River Trail in the west. Intersects the Bushy Creek Trail in the middle. Since the completion of the EastLink project (2008), the trail links to the Mullum Mullum Creek Trail in the east, just 80 m west of Beckett Rd.

Leaving the trail at Middleborough Rd and travelling north 1.9 km by road, leads to the Ruffey Creek Trail near George St. Leaving the trail at Middleborough Rd and travelling south 1.4 km by road, leads to the Bushy Creek Trail via Springfield Rd.

The west end is at 37°46′54″S 145°03′44″E / 37.781635°S 145.062340°E / -37.781635; 145.062340, and the east end is at 37°48′15″S 145°12′16″E / 37.804200°S 145.204411°E / -37.804200; 145.204411.

References[edit]

  • Bike rides around Melbourne 3rd edition, 2009, Julia Blunden, Open Spaces Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9752333-4-4
  • Geographic data related to Koonung Creek Trail at OpenStreetMap