Currawong Bush Park is filled with stories to tell and gives residents the opportunity to experience a 'wilderness-like' experience close to home.

There are eight walks to pick from, each focusing on different aspect of the reserve; from traditional interpretive subjects such as flora and fauna, through to park and local histories, land management, seasons, day and night, and tours for different age groups. Walks start and finish at Currawong Bush Park, Reynolds Road, Doncaster East (Melway ref. 34 H7).

For a hard copy of these brochures, please call 9840 9124 or email eepadmin@manningham.vic.gov.au

Forest Circuit

Comprises four longer walks that extend into the 'forest'; sculptural markers dot the landscape and are places to stop for interpretation.

Big Busy Bushland

Learn about the wildlife that makes up this big busy bushland with a particular focus on the interrelationships between plants, people and animals.

Time 1.5 hrs
Distance 3.7 kms
Difficulty Moderate – there are hills.
Accessibility Medium – unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Suitable for: Active families, pleasure walkers, super striders, and circuit. Dogs are not permitted.
Trail type: Natural heritage with historic places.

Audio Guides

Track 1 – Big Busy Bushland Trail (3.54 MB)
Track 2 - Wurundjeri Wisdom and All Hail the Stringybark (4.08 MB)
Track 3 – Wurundjeri Wisdom and the Aboriginal Scar Tree (5.67 MB)
Track 4 – Pond Ponder and Secret Activity (4.58 MB)
Track 5 – Gregarious Grasslands Story of Fire and Silver Wattle (4.83 MB)
Track 6 – Beaut Eucs and Layer Upon Layer (5.73 MB)
Track 7 – Wild Wetland Edged With Sedge (5.89 MB)
Track 8 – Riverside Revelry Tiny and Mighty (4.99 MB)

Brochure

Big Busy Bushland Walking Brochure (2.53 MB)

 

Mind Your Mannas

Explore the different habitats in the park with a particular focus on Eucalypt forests and the animals that depend on these forests for survival.

Time 1.5 hrs
Distance 3.7 kms
Difficulty Moderate – there are hills.
Accessibility Medium – unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Suitable for: Active families, pleasure walkers, super striders, and circuit. Dogs are not permitted.
Trail type: Natural heritage with historic places.

Audio Guides

Track 1 – Mind Your Mannas Trail (1.36 MB)
Track 2 – Wurundjeri Wisdom and Give Me A Home Among the Gum Trees (4.94 MB)
Track 3 – Wurundjeri Wisdom and the Aboriginal Scar Tree (5.04 MB)
Track 4 – Pond Ponder and Shadow Safety (4.24 MB)
Track 5 – Gregarious Grasslands and Gregarious Grazers (4.52 MB)
Track 6 – Beaut Eucs and A Forest of Ancient Giants (6.63 MB)
Track 7 – Wild Wetland Chain of Events (5.31 MB)
Track 8 – Riverside Revelry Meeting of Three Forests (5.68 MB)

Brochure

Mind Your Mannas Trail Map Brochure (2.55 MB)

 

Ready Aim Click

Designed for seasoned and budding photographers this trail focuses on different habitats and bush features for you to capture close up.

Time 1.5 hrs
Distance 3.7 kms
Difficulty Moderate – there are hills.
Accessibility Medium – unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Suitable for: Active families, pleasure walkers, super striders, and circuit. Dogs are not permitted.
Trail type: Natural heritage with historic places.

Audio Guides

Track 1 – Ready Aim Click Trail (3.55 MB)
Track 2 – Wurundjeri Wisdom and Bushland Survival (3.08 MB)
Track 3 – Pond Ponder and Pond Life (2.97 MB)
Track 4 – Gregarious Grasslands and The Good Oil on Grasses (2.7 MB)
Track 5 – Beaut Eucs and Koala Mannas (3.19 MB)
Track 6 – Wild Wetlands That Rock (3.18 MB)
Track 7 – Riverside Revelry and Canopy Competition (3.67 MB)

Brochure

Ready Aim Click Trail Map Brochure (2.54 MB)

 

Changing Landscapes

Learn about our changing perspectives towards land use, land management and wildlife, from indigenous lifestyle and European occupation, to the creation of Currawong as a park.

Time 1.5 hrs
Distance 3.7 kms
Difficulty Moderate – there are hills.
Accessibility Medium – unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Suitable for: Active families, pleasure walkers, super striders, and circuit. Dogs are not permitted.
Trail type: Natural heritage with historic places.

Audio Guides

Track 1 – Changing Landscapes Trail (2.98 MB)
Track 2 – Wurundjeri Wisdom Masters of Survival (4.66 MB)
Track 3 – Wurundjeri Wisdom and the Aboriginal Scar Tree (5.7 MB)
Track 4 – Pond Ponder From Dam to Wetland (3.34 MB)
Track 5 – Gregarious Grasslands and Most Beautiful Sheep Pasturage I ever saw in my Life (4.84 MB)
Track 6 – Beaut Eucs and a Story of Survival (5.64 MB)
Track 7 – Wild Wetland Letting Nature do its Thing (3.99 MB)
Track 8 – Riverside Revelry and our Changing Perspectives (4.95 MB)

Brochure

Changing Landscapes Trail Map Brochure (2.53 MB)

 

Discovery Circuit

Comprises four short walks, centred on the main car park; sculptural markets dot the landscape and are places to stop for interpretation.

Brushtails and Bush Tales

Learn about the different animals that live in Currawong Bush Park.

Time 1 hr
Distance 2 kms
Difficulty Moderate – there are hills.
Accessibility Suitable for: Active families, pleasure walkers, super striders, and circuit. Dogs are not permitted.
Trail type: Natural heritage with historic places.

Audio Guides

Track 1 – Brushtails and Bush Tales (3.55 MB)
Track 2 – Wurundjeri Wisdom and the Joys of Twitching (3.69 MB)
Track 3 – Wurundjeri Wisdom and the Aboriginal Scar Tree (5.25 MB)
Track 4 – Pond Ponder and the Reptile Chain of Events (4.47 MB)
Track 5 – Gregarious Grasslands – Hosting Butterflies and Birds (4.23 MB)
Track 6 – Riverside Revelry – Our Egg Laying Mammals (6.02 MB)

Brochure

Brushtails and Bush Tales Trail Map Brochure (2.27 MB)

 

Seasonal Splendour

Draws your attention to what happens in the park at different times of the year, focusing on the diversity of our native flora as well as our marsupials.

Time 1 hr
Distance 2 kms
Difficulty Moderate – there are hills.
Accessibility Medium – unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Suitable for: Active families, pleasure walkers, super striders, and circuit. Dogs are not permitted.
Trail type: Natural heritage with historic places.

Audio Guides

Track 1 – Seasonal Splendour Trail (3.53 MB)
Track 2 – Wurundjeri Wisdom and the Seven Seasons (7.41 MB)
Track 3 – Wurundjeri Wisdom and the Aboriginal Scar Tree (5.35 MB)
Track 4 – Pond Ponder Quiz Question (6.31 MB)
Track 5 – Gregarious Grasslands and the Mating Season (4.76 MB)
Track 6 – Riverside Revelry and Summer Fire (7.35 MB)

Brochure

Seasonal Splendour Trail Map Brochure (2.26 MB)

 

Their Day Our Night

Find out who is active in the dark, what sounds to listen for and where to look for wildlife.

Time 1 hr
Distance 2 kms
Difficulty Moderate – there are hills.
Accessibility Medium – unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Suitable for: Active families, pleasure walkers, super striders, and circuit. Dogs are not permitted.
Trail type: Natural heritage with historic places.

Audio Guides

Track 1 – Their Day Our Night Trail Stereo (3.98 MB)
Track 2 – Wurundjeri Wisdom and the not so Silent Night (4.81 MB)
Track 3 – Wurundjeri Wisdom and the Aboriginal Scar Tree (5.25 MB)
Track 4 – Pond Ponder-Frogs and Flappers (5.34 MB)
Track 5 – Gregarious Grasslands-A Tale of Sharp Eyes and a Strange Squeal (4.73 MB)
Track 6 – Riverside Revelry and Calling all Ringies (4.76 MB)

Brochure

Their Day Our Night Trail Map Brochure (2.27 MB)

 

My Home is a Hollow

This trail is a bushland 'Who Am I?' game that unfolds in rhyme, and allows children to become 'bushland detectives' by identifying a variety of animals and looking for clues of their whereabouts.

Time 1 hr
Distance 2 kms
Difficulty Moderate – there are hills.
Accessibility Medium – unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Suitable for: Active families, pleasure walkers, super striders, and circuit. Dogs are not permitted.
Trail type: Natural heritage with historic places.

Audio Guides

Track 1 – My Home is a Hollow Childrens Trail (2.92 MB)
Track 2 – My Home is a Hollow (4.66 MB)
Track 3 – My Home is a Pond (4.22 MB)
Track 4 – My Home is the Ground (4.88 MB)
Track 5 – My Home is a Burrow (4.52 MB)

Brochure

My Home is My Hollow Trail Map Brochure (2.27 MB)