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RA50 Walk Birdsland Reserve, Belgrave South
April 18 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
When: Sunday 18th April at 9:30am
This walk has been so popular that I thought we might get another one in before the cold and wet weather. And Lets do a picnic lunch again.
So please bring along a picnic lunch, something to sit on and maybe even a bottle of your favourite wine, if your not driving of course. Because we are having a picnic lunch, we will likely wind up this walk in the early afternoon.
Where: Meet at Cnr, Riversdale & Glenferrie Roads Hawthorn at 8:30 am sharp if you need a lift. (Please let Graham know if you require transport)
Meet: Picnic area off Mt Morton Rd, Belgrave Sth. Signposted Birdsland Reserve
Parking: Park in car park, 200 meters in from main road along gravel road, just past the overflow carpark in Mt Morton Rd. Don’t park in the overflow car park, if possible.
This reserve is very popular, but parking space is usually OK. No fees to park.
Part 1. 1.0 km. Around Platypus Lake. Flat, paved path. Muddy in patches after rain, wear suitable shoes.
Part 2. 2.0 km. Turn onto Dargon Track and start to climb – easy sloping track, but uphill all the way (which means downhill on the way back 😊), as far as Granite Track.
Part 3. 0.3 km. Up Granite Track to Granite Peak, past lots of kangaroos lazing about in the sun (they’re always there!).
Return: same way, but downhill.
Part 1. 1.0 km
Part 2. 2.0 km
Part 3. 0.3 km
Outbound: 3.3 km
Return: 3.3 km
Total: 6.6 km
We can turn back before Part 3, if some people wish to.
Best views and resting place is at top of Granite Track (Granite Peak).
Time: Allow 2 hours
Toilets: At carpark at start
Difficulty: 5/10 30% uphill