EEWG Weekend Walk
Saturday January 20th
Coolart Wetlands and Homestead, Somers (on Westernport Bay)
Melways map 193 J9
Walk Details: Morning walk around the 4 tracks inside the Parks Victoria Coolart boundary, plus visit to the wetlands and or homestead.
Location of starting place: Meet at the Visitor Centre, Coolart Homestead, to commence walk at 9.45am.
Level of difficulty: Easy/flat
Lunch venue/or BYO lunch: byo picnic, tables provided, hopefully
Car-pooling at: Lower Eltham Park at 7.40am, outside carpark.
Leaving by: 7.45am (coffee at the Red Hill Bakery, Balnarring Village SC, cnr Balnarring Rd and Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring.)
Coffee time: 9.00am-9.30am
How to reach the starting point: Travel via Eastlink (M3) take EXIT 28 onto M11- Peninsular Link to Portsea. Turn left at EXIT 19 (Mornington/Balnarring) onto C784, the road to Balnarring (13kms). Stay on this road through to the end at Balnarring. (coffee stop). Then travel on Sandy Point Rd & turn right onto for 1 km then right turn into Parks Victoria Coolart Homestead.
Extra walk: 12.45pm-2.30pm for those wishing to get more exercise, I propose a walk along the foreshore towards Merricks Beach, and back along the clifftop to Balnarring Beach, down steep steps, then back along the beach to the cars, at Coolart Homestead Visitors Centre (5-6kms) Alternatively, you may wish to further explore the mansion or wetlands.
Contact: Joy Hick 0418573916 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday January 17.
Do you need a ride?
Are you prepared to drive?
Petrol contribution $10