Escape to nature itinerary highlights
- Mullum Mullum Trail
- Westerfolds Park
- Currawong Bush Park
- Federation Playspace
Start the day enthusiastically with a walk, run or ride of the 42km circuit starting at the new Mullum Mullum Stadium on Springvale Road, Donvale.
Follow the Mullum Mullum Trail north through stunning areas of the Mullum Mullum Valley – keep an eye out for abundant bird life, frogs in wetlands and even the occasional koala.
The final leg of your marathon heads north back to the Mullum Mullum Stadium where you can reward yourself with a coffee and bite to eat.
After more of an amble than a marathon? Currawong Bush Park is truly an oasis in the heart of the suburbs - a space for rest, relaxation and seeing nature in action.
Getting there early you will see the local grey kangaroos waking up, hear birds sing and other wildlife in this true bush setting.
Landscapers, sculptors and artists have helped create a natural play space for kids to explore and immerse themselves in the outside world.
Currawong Bush Park offers 8 different walking trails so you can get out there, explore nature and take a moment to breathe in this escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Wrap up the day by heading into the township of Warrandyte and soak up the tranquillity. Renowned for its gold mining origins and famous painters and potters, today the village abounds with galleries, craft shops, restaurants, coffee shops and historical places of interest.
Parking is available opposite the Grand Hotel, at Warrandyte River Reserve, Federation Playspace or behind the library off Webb Street.
The fenced Federation Playspace celebrates Warrandyte's gold rush past with delightful gold train and trailer, a mineshaft (slide) and tunnels. Just a stone’s throw from the Warrandyte Bakery – perfect for your mid-morning coffee and cake!
From here you can follow the Yarra River through the Warrandyte River Reserve west towards Stiggants Reserve until Andersons Creek. The Yarra River is instantly relaxing and calming and there are colourful artworks to enjoy along the path.
Dip your toes in the water, try your hand at fishing or grab a canoe and paddle down the river for a truly unique experience.
Dogs on lead are welcome and on the first Saturday of the month (except January) the Warrandyte Riverside Markets are held at Stiggants Reserve.
Grab a coffee, lunch or just explore the township before heading back home.