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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Main Yarra Trail - Bedford Rd to Burke Rd Billabong

Pix taken on May 25, 2015,  on a 4 km  (return) hike.

Much of the Trail is squeezed between the Eastern Freeway protective fence and the Kew Golf Club perimeter boundary fence. Care is needed to avoid cyclists! The Golf Club is very large, extending to the Yarra - has several small billabongs and a large lake (Simpson's Lake for irrigation. Glass Creek runs through the Course. Access to the Golf Course is nominally limited to golfers.

The huge amount of fast-flowing traffic on the Freeway generates vast noise and fumes. 

At edge of the Billlabong Reserve

Simpson's Lake in Golf Course grounds
Info board
Burke Rd Billabong bushland
Trail entering Burke Rd Billabong Reserve. That's a Wildcat!
Eastern Freeway, looking east from Bedford Rd Bridge
Main entrance to Golf Club, Bedford Rd
Hiking route shown in red
The Trail, looking west, Simpson's Lake and Golf Course at right
Simpson's Lake

1 comment:

  1. Howdy Bob, not much traffic on the freeway, the area looks really nice though and that no doubt is an 18 hole golf course?
    I think that wildcat is a bit of a worry, could be a bit dangerous!!!! Thanks for sharing and best regards! Michael