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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Woodland Hike, Somers Coast

The Woodland Hiking Track, Somers Coastal Reserve, is reached from the car park at the end of Balnarring Beach Rd, about 70 km south of Melbourne.

I visited this scenic area on Sunday September 26, 2010, following the Merricks Creek Track from the car park, then on to Tulum Beach.

About 1 km along the beach an unsigned foot-track goes on a boardwalk, then crosses the wide Merricka Creek over a bridge.

Immediately past the bridge is the start of signed Woodland Walk, which goes through the lush coastal reserve, part of the Coolart Wetlands, then passes the Somers School Activity Centre.

A style is crossed at a fence-line.

The Track then reaches the large suspension bridge over Merricks Creek, then comes out on to Tulum Beach.

Somers Beach is to the east - the return is along Tulum Beach back to the car park.

There are many interesting Tracks in the Coolart Wetlands, well worth investigating!

My hike was about 6 km total.

Good views across Westernport Bay to Phillip Island, Seal Rocks, and the Nobbies, and westerly to Cape Schanck.

See all of the Photos of my visit!

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