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Monday, August 23, 2010

Balnarring to Merricks Coastal Hike



On Sunday afternoon August 22, 2010, I went down to Westernport Bay.

From Balnarring Beach, 60 km south of Melbourne, I did a 4 km (return) coastalwalk to the Merricks Beach, then returned along the clifftop through the Merricks Foreshore Reserve.

It was low tide, and many interesting rock formations were exposed.

The views from the clifftop across the Bay were excellent.

Merricks Beach is a small seaside village, and is one of the few coastal places within a 100 km radius of Melbourne that has been basically untouched by development.

An interesting fact about Merricks Beach is that all of the streets in the area are still unsealed and it has experienced little change since the 1960s. Because of this the area is very rustic and many Manna Gum and Pine trees line the side of these streets.

The area also has a significant Koala population. This particular population has been able to survive in this area because of the lack of development which has occurred here.

See all of the Photos of this trip!

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