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Exploring the Darebin Creek Trail
There's no better way to unwind and get in touch with nature than by following the Darebin Creek Trail. Whether you live in Bundoora or Alphington or somewhere in between, you're never far away from the nearest entry point into the Darebin Creek Trail.
The entire 26-kilometre bike and walking trail extends from the main Yarra Trail in Kew East, to Whittlesea in the north. The new Rathcown Road Bridge now links the trail to Bundoora Park.
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Thanks to the Northern Trails Strategy, there is now consistent signage along the length of the Darebin Creek Trail, co-funded by all Councils along the creek and the Department of Land Water and Planning. This includes a comprehensive suite of wayfinding signage and large on-site maps.
We worked with the Wurundjeri Council to include on the signage an Acknowledgment of Country to the traditional landowners and custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people.
The wayfinding features include the Australian native kangaroo grass (Marram Banum Themeda triandra) in recognition of the species which are found along the length of the trail.
The maps include walking and riding routes, public toilets, scenic rest spots, water fountains, bike repair stations and local community destinations including shops. Directional signs have also been placed at various points along the trail that include distances, as well as walking and riding times in minutes to help you plan your journey.
Darebin Creek Trail upgrades
The Darebin Creek Trail is currently undergoing some upgrades and closures. Check out this detour information from Banyule City Council to help you plan your trip.
Updates from the Darebin Sustainable Transport team
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