Mullum Mullum Creek Linear Park

Mullum Mullum Creek Linear Park (MMCLP) is an extensive area of green space extending 18 kilometres between the Yarra River in Templestowe to Croydon. The Manningham section is 11 kilometres winding through the suburbs of Donvale, Park Orchards, Warrandyte, Doncaster East and Templestowe, and generally marks the boundary between the urban and rural parts of Manningham.

The Mullum Mullum Trail is a major attraction and is currently being completed to extend the entire length of the park.

Access points in Donvale include; Reynolds Road, Springvale Road, Springwood Close and Tindals Road Melway ref. Maps 34 and 49

Shared Path Options

  • The Mullum Mullum Trail joins the Main Yarra Trail in Templestowe and will take you all the way into the city.
  • The Mullum Mullum Trail joins the EastLink Trail which goes to Frankston.
  • The Main Yarra Trail also joins the Diamond Creek Trail and the Plenty River Trail.

You can travel the EastLink Trail all the way to Frankston and the Koonung Trail all the way into the City.

Section Lengths

  • 1.8 kilometres - Tindals Road to Reynolds Road (sealed)
  • 2.2 kilometres - Reynolds Road to Ringwood-Warrandyte Road (sealed)
  • 2.4 kilometres - Ringwood-Warrandyte Road to Main Yarra Trail (mostly sealed)

Special Attractions

Note: Look out for koalas, possums and kangaroos in the wetlands and conservation area near Larnoo Drive.


  • Mullum Mullum Reserve
  • Buck Flats, Donvale (see above)
  • Tindals Road, Warrandyte
  • Manna Gum Playspace, Ringwood-Warrandyte Road, Doncaster East
  • Currawong Bush Park, Doncaster East
  • The Parkway barbecue and picnic area, Templestowe 

Dog Controls

Off lead in all areas with the following exceptions which are either on lead or dogs prohibited:

  • Larnoo Drive vicinity: on lead
  • Dogs on lead 15 metres of any playground, barbeque or sports event (including horse club events at Buck Flats)
  • Buck Flats crushed rock path: Dogs must be kept to the path at all times.
  • Currawong Bush Park: dogs prohibited


  • Mullum Mullum Reserve
  • Beasleys Nursery adjacent to Manna Gum Playspace

Mullum Mullum Creek Linear Park (MMCLP) Management Plans

Development of the Linear Park has been a staged process: 

MMCLP Tikalara Stretch (formerly Stage 5):

  • Management Plan 2001
  • From Yarra River confluence to Heidelberg-Warrandyte Road
  • Incorporates a significant amount of Parks Victoria land

MMCLP Currawong Stretch (formerly Stage 1):

MMCLP Buck Stretch (formerly Stage 2):

MMCLP McIntyres Stretch (formerly Stage 4):

  • Management Plan 2003
  • Tindals Road to Park Road
  • Incorporates former Illawong Reserve

MMCLP Whitefriars Stretch (formerly Stage 3):

Access points in Donvale include;
Reynolds Road, Springvale Road, Springwood Close and Tindals Road
Donvale VIC 3111


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