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1 Hour Walks

Toomuc Creek - Pakenham Walk

Updated: Jul 14, 2021

This walk is a good one for wet weather as the paths are nice and wide, mostly concrete with some gravel sections. It takes you away from the busy Princes Hwy and through the parkland surrounding part of Toomuc Creek and includes wetlands and a couple of bouncy suspension bridges.

From the carpark, walk through the footy grounds following the line of the main road and through the gate to the Toomuc Creek Linear Reserve. Then either follow the path to the right, which is where the off leash dog section is, or cross over the bridge and then follow that path to the right. The walk is a circuit so it doesn't matter which one you choose to start with.

Assuming you take the first path, follow it until you reach the wetlands then turn right, dogs must be on leash again at this point. The footpath will take you around the wetlands then take the path to the left that cuts through them. There is a short dead end path to the right off this one which leads to a seat at the end, perfect for a rest and a chance to watch some of the water birds that love this area. Then back to the central path with follows back towards the suspensions bridge across the creek. Go over the bridge and turn left and theis will take you back to the first bridge at the beginning.

If you turn right after the bridge, the path will take you under the railway line and follows the creek on the other side, but there's no loop back to the carpark that way.

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Starting Point: At the car park near the entrance to the footy oval on Olympic Way. If you are coming in off Princes Hwy, it's on the left-hand side as you approach the roundabout and the Cardinia Life Swimming & Sports complex is on the right (see the photo above). Turn left at the roundabout to enter the carpark.

Distance: 3.96km

Dogs: Allowed (includes an off leash area)

For your GPS: Olympic Way, Pakenham

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