Elwood to Sandringham via the Bay Trail

8 h 30 min to 14 h 30 min
3 h to 6 h 30 min
7 h to 18 h

34.5 km
return

↑ 288 m
↓ -288 m

Hard track
This track starts near Elwood canal, on Marine Parade, Elwood, leading to Sandringham and back via the Bay Trail. Enjoy a leisurely walk on this wide and comfortable paved track, with great views of the city and the ocean all along the way. There are various dog-friendly beaches en route, including Elwood Beach and Brighton Beach, as well as several places to stop for refreshments. This is a very popular track among families, dog walkers and cyclists, and it has a dedicated bike track along most of the route. 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 (-37.8789711,144.9771655)
Mode Bus Car Train
DirectionsFrom Moray Street
  • Turn on to Moray Street then drive for 100 m
  • Turn sharp left onto City Road, 20, 2 and drive for another 770 m
  • Turn left onto Ferrars Street and drive for another 2.6 km
  • Turn right onto Langridge Street and drive for another 500 m
  • Turn left onto Beaconsfield Parade, 33 and drive for another 3.2 km
  • Make a U-turn onto Marine Parade, 33 and drive for another 205 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 5 m continue straight.
Find the park at the start.
After another 90 m veer left, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 240 m turn right.
After another 8 m turn left.
After another 320 m continue straight.
After another 15 m pass the "Public toilets" (6 m on your left).
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 160 m pass the park (25 m on your left).
After another 120 m pass a seat (25 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 410 m continue straight.
After another 95 m turn left.
Then pass the "Elwood Park" (on your right).
After another 15 m veer right, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 10 m pass the water tap (on your left).
After another 115 m pass the toilet (30 m on your right).
After another 60 m pass the "Elwood Bathers" (on your right).
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 140 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 360 m continue straight.
After another 180 m veer right, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 25 m turn right.
After another 20 m pass the playground (20 m on your left).
Turn left.
After another 145 m continue straight.
After another 65 m pass the sign (5 m on your left).
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 65 m pass a seat (15 m on your right).
After another 25 m pass a seat (15 m on your right).
After another 170 m head into the park.
After another 130 m continue straight.
After another 400 m continue straight.
After another 165 m (at the intersection of Bay Trail & Sandown Street) continue straight, to head along Bay Trail (a highway|cycleway).
After another 35 m pass the water tap (on your left).
Then pass the "Summertime 2017" (on your right).
After another 15 m cross the bridge (about 100 m long)
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 8 m continue straight.
After another 65 m head into the park.
Then pass the "The Baths" (30 m on your right).
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 20 m head into the park.
After another 140 m continue straight.
After another 90 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 500 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 80 m veer left, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
There is a shelter (about 3 m back from the start).
After another 110 m turn right.
After another 110 m turn right, to head along Bay Trail.
There is a shelter.
After another 380 m head into the "Green Point".
Continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 180 m pass the toilet (6 m on your right).
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 150 m head into the park.
After another 175 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 160 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 205 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 195 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 45 m head into the park.
After another 220 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 20 m veer right.
After another 55 m veer left.
After another 50 m turn left.
After another 65 m turn right.
After another 10 m turn left.
After another 65 m pass the shelter (on your right).
Then pass the water tap (on your left).
After another 25 m pass the BBQ (5 m on your right).
After another 165 m continue straight.
After another 20 m come to the viewpoint (5 m on your right).
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 100 m turn right.
After another 55 m pass the "Triangle Gardens Bicentennial Sculpture" (135 m on your left).
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After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 250 m turn around.
After another 95 m pass the "Sandy Beach HQ & Kiosk" (30 m on your left).
Then head into the park.
After another 160 m continue straight.
After another 125 m pass the car park (70 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 105 m continue straight.
After another 260 m continue straight.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 60 m pass the toilet (20 m on your left).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
Then pass the toilet (5 m on your left).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
Continue straight.
After another 10 m turn left.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 220 m continue straight.
After another 145 m continue straight.
After another 190 m continue straight.
After another 145 m continue straight.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 290 m veer left, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 215 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 85 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 155 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 430 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 10 m veer right, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 160 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 345 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 85 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 4 m continue straight.
After another 160 m continue straight.
After another 105 m continue straight.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 215 m (at the intersection of Bay Trail & Sandown Street) continue straight (a footpath).
After another 560 m continue straight.
After another 390 m continue straight.
After another 115 m continue straight.
After another 145 m turn right.
After another 9 m turn left, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 40 m veer left.
After another 105 m continue straight.
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 240 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 105 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 140 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 315 m pass the "Elwood Playspace" (110 m on your right).
Veer left.
After another 20 m turn right.
After another 65 m continue straight.
After another 630 m continue straight.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 590 m continue straight.
After another 20 m pass the playground (100 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 80 m turn left.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 17.2 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Elwood to Sandringham via the Bay Trail


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 34.5 km
Time 8 h 30 min to 14 h 30 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There are 3 on route, on average they are 8.6 km apart with the largest gap of 26.5 km.

Toilet: There are 5 on route, on average they are 5.7 km apart with the largest gap of 24.8 km.

Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 8.6 km apart with the largest gap of 31.6 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
680 mPublic toilets
Toilet
1.6 km[toilet]
Shelter
5.2 km[shelter]
Shelter
5.4 km[shelter]
Toilet
6.1 km[toilet]
Shelter
7.9 km[shelter]
Toilet
9.7 km[toilet]
Toilet
9.7 km[toilet]
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