I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published November 17th 2020
A street walk with benefits
This is a street walk with many benefits along the way. It runs in an arc from Yarra Road to Narr-Maen Drive. The distance is 1.4 kms. It is undulating and may be a challenge for wheelchairs and their occupants, but as there are many benefits along the way, they will be rewarded.
About halfway along this bush section Yarrunga Reserve appears on the opposite side of the street. This second benefit boasts several ponds, often attracting water birds, a playground and a walk through a small pine forest.
At the end of the north side bush area, the third benefit is denoted by the Candlebark Walk. It features a lake which always seems to be alive with ducks. A walking path circumnavigates the lake and its bushland area. The lake walk is a very pleasant walk.
Continuing on, the fourth benefit is Settlers Orchard Reserve. Like the other two reserves in Croydon Hills Drive, a lake is its main feature, which usually has a good duck population. It also has a small playground.