A Walk in the Darebin Parklands
Autumn Fit Friends Ramble
The Wurundjeri clan of the Woiwurrung people cared for the area of Darebin Parklands and used it for shelter and food. When European settlers arrived, they started dairy farming and market gardens. Later the land became a public reserve and a tip. But since 1975 after it was purchased by government authorities the land has been a pioneer of urban land reclamation and revegetation. It is beautiful bushland with vistas across water towards stark rock banks.
There is now a Spiritual Healing Trail along a fairly rough bush track down to Darebin Creek and around the park. Walk along the creek with reflections of the bush, across a bridge and back over stepping stones. The Chief Ranger will introduce us to the parklands and the trail. At the end of our walk we will be treated to morning tea in the bluestone picnic shelter. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water for this ramble. Be ready to spot birds, wildflowers and even exotic trees.
Tuesday 30 April at 10am
Meet in the car park next to the parklands to the left at the end of Separation Street. Melway 31, C9.
$20 Friends, $25 Non-members
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Last updated 01 Mar 2013