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The K Road Cliffs

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by Pat (subscribe)
Always lived in Melbourne. Love to travel! Also Write at The Roar:
Published May 22nd 2019
Another reason to visit Werribee
Of all the unexpected sights to be found in Melbourne, the Red Cliffs of Werribee (or the K Road Cliffs as they are more often called) are the most picturesque. Rising straight up and towering over the banks of the Werribee River, the Red Cliffs are simply beautiful to look at. They are a must see.

Cliffs, K Road, Werribee
The K Road Cliffs

This spot is really one of the most scenic and spectacular places that exist in Melbourne. And yet, for a place that is so popular, it seems to be mostly unknown outside of the western suburbs.

It's not just the view of the cliffs though that make this place such a must see. There are also views over the River, over Werribee itself and all the way to the You Yangs in the distance.

Views, River
Views over the River

The cliffs themselves are relatively close to the Open Range Zoo and Werribee Park Mansion, and should be a stopping point either before or after a visit to these places - although after would be preferable; there's just something about the afternoon sun here that makes it even better.

Just near the carpark, and overlooking the cliffs, there are picnic tables, seats and the start of a couple of walks. These walks lead you either to the top of the cliffs or down to the water's edge.

Picnic Table, Werribee
The Picnic Tables offer amazing views

The walk down to the bank is short, but it is very steep and so is probably suitable only for those with a medium level of fitness.

Steps, Werribee
It's a steep path to the water's edge

On the other hand, the walk along the top of the cliffs is completely flat, and the views that it offers are definitely worth seeing. It's also a peaceful walk, especially in the late afternoon when the sun is lower in the sky. At sunset, the view over the cliffs can be extraordinary, as is the view of the cliffs themselves.

Clifftop, Walk, Werribee
The Walk along the Clifftop is very flat and picturesque

The K Road Cliffs are a little known gem of Melbourne's West. If Werribee offered no other reason to visit, they would be an attraction by themselves. But with the abundance of other features around the town, the Cliffs are just another reason to see this surprising jewel of a suburb.

Werribee Cliffs, K Road
The K Road Cliffs

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Why? Views and Beauty
Where: K Road, Werribee
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My kind of article Pat. Nice photos to complement your words. Neil.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|1350) 602 days ago
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