Turning Manningham into a web of trails

Published
4 Sep 2018
Liveable Places and Spaces
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Manningham residents and visitors now have a 42 kilometre circuit of inter-connected trails to explore, with the completion of the final section of the Mullum Mullum Trail. 

The Mullum Mullum Trail in Donvale and Park Orchards will be officially opened on Sunday 16 September, with a community walk or ride and a free community barbecue. 

Manningham Mayor Cr Andrew Conlon said with the completion of the Mullum Mullum Trail, Manningham now provided more opportunities for people to get off the beaten track. 

“The trail completes the highly anticipated loop giving people an opportunity to get outdoors, benefiting their overall health and wellbeing,” he said. 

“The final section of the trail completes the linking of the Koonung Trail and the Main Yarra Trail, providing walkers and riders 42kms of continuous off-road circuit in Manningham. 

The newly completed section includes four major bridge structures and numerous boardwalks. 

Construction of the Mullum Mullum Trail was completed over 25 years in seven separate sections. 

With significant vegetation along the creek valley and cultural heritage value, many environmental considerations were taken. This includes the completion of cultural heritage management plans for five sections.

The Trail includes nine bridges and long sections of boardwalk, giving users the opportunity get active, bird watch and spot wildlife. 

The community is invited to celebrate the official opening and take part in a 1.3km scenic community walk and ride, finishing with a free barbecue.

Mullum Mullum Trail Opening
When: Sunday 16 September
Time: 11.00am (arrive at 10.45am)
Where: 320 Park Road, Park Orchards
Cost: Free