To explore this map, enter at any of these point in the circuit:
- Simms Road
- Dobson road
- Park Lane
- Lowan Ave
- Elder Street
- Nepean Ave
- Beatrix street
This scenic trail runs alongside the Plenty River, passing local landmarks such as Montmorency Park, Montmorency Secondary College and Willinda Park. It can be accessed by Bus Routes 517 and 293. It’s only 1km from Montmorency Train Station and Monty Village, and there is accessible parking at Willinda Park.
The 3.5km circuit includes crossing bridges and some steep paths on the western side. The entire circuit is a 1 hour leisurely stroll if completed on foot. Bikes, scooters, prams, and dogs on leads are all welcome on the shared path.
There are several playgrounds and basketball hoops along the trail as well as toilet facilities at the Montmorency football ground and Willinda Park.
Explore the many natural and fixed features on the circuit with this treasure hunt. Locate the permanent mosaic artwork, rock wall and a variety of signage. Seasonal wildflowers can be found along the way and birdlife is abundant. Spot the fallen tree which acts as a bridge across the river for wildlife and look skyward to see nest boxes high in the trees. Take a rest on the many benches along the way and listen to the peaceful sound of the river rapids. Have fun deciding which is the most interesting tree and beautiful scene.
This picturesque trail rewards return visits as there is always something new in nature to discover.
Jodi Wiley works out of her home studio and exhibits regularly. Her paintings are held in many private collections as well as several local councils including the City of Melbourne. Jodi loves drawing on location and has enjoyed walking this trail many times with her children, who helped select the items to be found in the treasure hunt.