About the Author
- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...
Friday, October 14, 2011
Exploring the Olinda Creek Region - a new track discovered!
They show the scenery, fauna, and environment on a 4 km hike in the Olinda Creek Region.
My route started at the gate on Management Road 11, on the Olinda Creek Rd. I followed this Road, crossing the Olinda Creek, passing the derelict farmhouse owned by Parks Vic, then up the steep hill at the back of the former orchard.
This was a 130 m change in altitude.
Returning to the bottom, I took a side track north into the forest, crossing a quaint, rustic, footbridge over the Creek, then continuing on to a different creek, which does not appear to have a name! At this creek, which joined the Olinda Creek nearby, the track continued over a further crossing (boards) which I didn't explore and will keep that until a later exepdition!
Next to the creek, some enterprising souls had set up a picnic area, with a wooden table, seats, and an old gas-operated barbecue. This was next to a modern small water tank, which I believe may be used for fire control purposes.
Near the little bridge, a secondary track went westerly, adjacent to the no-name creek, in a large cleared paddock.
Decades ago, the Olinda Creek was diverted near the old farmhouse, leading to Stewart's Weir and Emergency Pumping Station on Olinda Creek Rd. The diversion runs through a brck-walled channel - the old creekline can be seen nearby.
See all of the Photos of this trip!