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May 2017 Saturday Walk
May 20, 2017
EEWG Weekend Walk Maribyrnong River Walk Date: Saturday 20th May 2017
Walk Details: Walk will begin at 10:00am from Anglers Tavern Car park.
Head south on along the river. Please be mindful that this is a shared bike/walking trail. A highlight will be Pipemakers Park which contains Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West. [this has been closed on each of our 3 visits]. Take time to explore this park.
Cross over the river via the small red foot-bridge. Head north along the river. Path will follow the river taking us past the sports grounds of Fairbairn Park. The path will leave the river and head through the Scout halls etc. We will come out at Woods St. This will take us to Maribyrnong Rd. Please use the Pedestrians lights to cross. Continue along the river trail past Boathouse Cafe, Regatta seating, Poyntons Nursery and Essendon Rowing club.
We will reach the Afton St Footbridge. At this point walkers who wish to walk further can join Sandi for a walk through the wetlands before you cross the river.
Swetko will lead other walkers over the footbridge and back to Anglers Tavern.
On this pleasant return to the Anglers Tavern look out for the giraffe in a garden, the totem displaying the flood markings of the river over the years and fishing spots.
Everyone will meet up at Anglers Tavern for lunch at 12:30.
Toilets are available along this walk.
Location of stating place: Anglers Tavern, Chifley Drive, Maribyrnong.
Melways Reference- Map 28 D 8
Please note the Anglers Tavern will not be open for coffee before we leave. Coffee drinkers can get coffee somewhere on their travels or walk to The Boathouse opposite the Anglers Tavern. This is about 700 metre walk. This is always busy on Saturday mornings.
Length: 6 kms with an extension of approx 2kms available through wetlands if you wish..
Level of difficulty: Easy
Lunch venue: Anglers Tavern – wide choice of meals including senior meal options.
Check out the menu on the website- Anglers Tavern
Lunch has been booked for 12:30.
Car-pooling at: Eltham Lower Park 8:45 am. Leaving by: 9:00am
Let us know if you are going to find your own way there or wish to participate in car pooling. If car pooling please indicate if you are willing to be a driver and how many passengers you can take. Contribution to driver will be $5
Contact: Sandi or Swetko Muntisov by Wednesday 17th 12:00pm to confirm your attendance. This will enable us to confirm numbers for lunch and organise car pooling if necessary.
Organisers: Sandi and Swetko Muntisov
0411961583 [ Sandi]