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Address: Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia

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How To: Escape from the City

If travelling from Melbourne CBD, take the 96 Tram to Brunswick, which, incidentally, runs all the way from St Kilda (another good spot for tourists). Hop off at Arthurton road... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

If travelling from Melbourne CBD, take the 96 Tram to Brunswick, which, incidentally, runs all the way from St Kilda (another good spot for tourists). Hop off at Arthurton road and walk left along here until, at the bridge, walkers can scoot down and begin a lovely escape from the crowded city. The Merri Creek Trail stretches through the trees... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you like to discover a place by walking, this one is great. You can go as far as you like. I would start at CEREs and walk to Collingwood Children's farm or cross the Yarra at Cane's Bridge, take the nature loop and row a boat at Yarra Bend boat house. Alternatively, start in the city and walk to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Right outside our door is this great walking/cycling trail. Following the Merri Creek to Heidelberg and around through Yarra Bend park it has made trails or unmade paths that go on for miles. The other direction takes you to the Yarra river past Dights Falls and to the Collingwood children's farm and Convent Gallery with all the surrounding cafes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The trail is great for cyclists and walkers. We often ride there and its really pleasant. Some of the signage could do with an update.

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Thank Kerry C
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Many of Melbourne's smaller waterways have been turned into concrete drains, like the Moonee Valley Creek. Luckily, Merri Creek was spared, it's more or less like it was before white settlement. It's an enormous treasure to be able to get suburbia out of your head for a while while you enjoy the Creek.

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Thank Jeffry B
melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

The Merri Creek trail provides an opportunity to have a bush experience and yet be so close to Melbourne.

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Thank aussietraveller1960
Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

This area of the Merri Creek used to be a quarry, then a tip until the 1990's when a group of locals got together, cleaned it up, put in a trail and re-vegetated the area with native plants and grasses. An easy walk or cycle to connect a longer walk/ride from Dight's Falls to Clifton Hill and beyond.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

The Merri Creek trail deserves to be more heavily used by travellers. What 40 years ago was a degraded, rubbish filled creek is now serene and full of birdlife and perhaps the odd platypus. The variety of native trees and shrubs planted is very good. Access is easy from Clifton Hill railway station, Merri railway station or numerous other stations,... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

The Merri Creek Trail starts just below where we live the trail is concrete and has some great views on the way heading towards Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

A greed oasis in the middle of suburbia. Great place to unwind and escape hurly burly. Cur across to Yarra Bend park and the Yarra River walk for some added bliss.

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