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Nomads Outdoors Group – Blackburn Creeklands Walk
The Nomads Outdoors Group
Sunday, 14 June, 2020
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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Blackburn Creeklands and Gardiners Creek Trail provide an urban bushland and waterway setting for this casual Sunday stroll.
GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: An easy 12 km point-to-point walk with public transport links.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: Our walk commences at Blackburn Railway Station with a short stroll through Morton Park to reach Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. We will wander around the lake along the bush tracks through the natural bushland of the reserve. Below the lake we will make our way through Furness Park, Kalang Park and Blacks Walk which are collectively known as Blackburn Creeklands. After walking through the creeklands we continue on to the Gardiners Creek Trail which we will follow through to Holmesglen. Our journey includes many points of interest along the way as we pass through parts of The City of Whitehorse Artists’ Trail, Whitehorse Heritage Trail, Deakin University Burwood Campus and Local History Park before reaching the end of the walk at Holmesglen. Trains depart Holmesglen Railway Station every 20 minutes for the 26 minute journey back to the city.
MAP REFERENCE: Melway map 43 grid H9 | Google map goo.gl/maps/NMdRVJfVevp.
DISTANCE / TIME FROM GPO: The walk commences at Blackburn Railway Station which is 18 km from the city and takes 41 minutes by train. Our return journey takes 26 minutes from Holmesglen Railway Station which is 15 km from the city.
TRANSPORT: Access to and from this walk is by public transport only. We will travel to Blackburn Railway Station in the front carriage of the Lilydale train departing Flinders Street Railway Station at 9:46am or you may choose to meet the group en route by arrangement with the event leader. For the return journey trains depart Holmesglen Railway Station every 20 minutes. All travel is within myki zones 1 & 2 with weekend daily caps of $6.50 full fare, $3.25 concession and free for seniors.
FOOD: Carry lunch, snacks and water for your needs throughout the day.
APPAREL | FOOTWEAR: Wear comfortable walking boots/shoes and dress to meet the forecast weather conditions.
BOOKING: This event is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Obtaining a ticket from The Nomads website is essential. Visitor tickets are available up to Thursday 11th June unless shown on the website as “Sold Out”. Members are encouraged to obtain their ticket by Thursday 11th June however member free tickets will remain available after this date unless shown on the website as “Sold Out” or “Sale Ended”. Please confirm that you have obtained a ticket by visiting thenomadsinc.tidyhq.com/member/events or by checking your “Order confirmation” email. Go to https://thenomadsinc.tidyhq.com/public/schedule/events/28682-blackburn-creeklands-walk to book
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