Blackburn Lakeside Circuit

30 min to 45 min
10 min to 20 min

1.7 km
circuit

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Easy track
Starting at the Blackburn Lake Visitors Centre just off Central Road in Blackburn, this circuit walk loops around Blackburn Lake via the Lakeside Circuit track. Enjoy a scenic stroll surrounded by native bush, with plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife. This walk takes you an easy-going, well-maintained and signed gravel path within the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, looping all the way around the serene Blackburn Lake. The lake is home to many ducks, coots, cormorants and herons, and sometimes swans, pelicans, and tortoises can also be seen. There are wooden decks and boardwalks along the way where you can get an even better view of the lake. There are two wonderful playgrounds in the Sanctuary where kids can have a great time playing. The park also offers free parking, picnic tables, barbecues, toilet facilities and an information centre. Bring your four-legged friends, but keep them on a leash. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.8246001,145.1609847)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom CityLink, M1
  • Turn on to Toorak Road Off Ramp then drive for 350 m
  • Keep left onto Toorak Road Off Ramp and drive for another 10 km
  • Turn left onto Blackburn Road, 13 and drive for another 3.1 km
  • Turn right onto Wellington Avenue and drive for another 550 m
  • Turn left onto Lake Road and drive for another 15 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Central Road and drive for another 325 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 95 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
Blackburn Lake Visitors Centre (about 25 m back from the start).
After 80 m pass the "Flowers Of The Past" (on your left).
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 40 m pass a seat (on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Lakeside Circuit & Eucalyptus Track) continue straight, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 15 m veer right, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Hakea Circuit & Lakeside Circuit) continue straight, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Lakeside Circuit & Hakea Circuit) continue straight.
After another 80 m turn left, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 185 m turn left, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Wattie Walk & Lakeside Circuit) continue straight, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 330 m continue straight, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 25 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Lakeside Circuit & Melaleuca Walk) continue straight, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 2 m (at the intersection of Lakeside Circuit & boardwalk) continue straight, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 105 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your left).
After another 70 m (at the intersection of Lakeside Circuit & boardwalk) veer left, to head along boardwalk.
After another 270 m pass a seat (5 m on your right).
At the intersection of Lakeside Circuit & boardwalk turn left, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 95 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your left).
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Lakeside Circuit.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Eucalyptus Track & Lakeside Circuit) continue straight.
After another 120 m come to a car park.
The end.
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Terrain
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Blackburn Lakeside Circuit


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.7 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 560 m apart with the largest gap of 1.5 km.


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