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Kurrajong Avenue, Croydon

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published April 30th 2021
It's short, but linger at both ends
Kurrajong Avenue is very short but it starts and ends with a reserve.

street scene
Kurrajong Avenue.

It starts at Hull Road with an open grassed area with a few mature trees.

The small reserve at the Hull Road end.

In its short 200 metres, a large variety of floral specimens are to be enjoyed. A red bottlebrush tree was visible from afar, while the subtle greens of the Correa bush needed a close inspection to enjoy.

bottle brush
Red stands out.

Correa bush.

Salvias come in many different species of colours, shapes and sizes. A white and pink variety showed its beauty on close inspection.

Beautiful salvia.

A mass of salvia had escaped from under a paling fence and up close its true beauty was revealed.

A mass escape of a salvia bush.

Well worth a close look.

Another escapee was a large bush of white daisies.

Plenty of escape routes here.

An escapee of a different kind was a Nasturtium flower and leaves emerging from another plant.


A cement hippo was seen in one garden while another had two white painted metal wheels mounted upon posts on either side of their driveway.

A heavy hippo.

white wheel
One of the white wheels.

One house appeared as to dislike junk mail, so refused to collect it from their mailbox.

junk mail
Needs a No Junk Mail sign.

Cotoneaster trees seem to be very popular as many gardens were home to them, noticeably conspicuous when covered with their bright red berries. Another large bush with small white flowers was unidentified but looked nice up close.

Cotoneaster tree
Cotoneaster berries.


Several Kangaroo Paw plants were a feature of one garden, while the only pedestrian traffic was one man and his dog.

kangaroo paw
Kangaroo paw.

man & dog
Walking the dog.

Kurrajong Avenue ends at Kurrajong Reserve. This reasonably sized reserve has a small playground and a gravel path leading to Kiloran Avenue.

The small playground.

horse in playground.
A one horse-power spring.

It was in this reserve that a couple of King Parrots were seen to land in a nearby tree, very noticeable with their bright red breasts. Other avian activity were several distant magpies.

King parrot
King parrot.

While only a short walk, a walk through the Kurrajong Reserve will double the distance and pleasure.

Street sign
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Why? Short, but sweet on enjoyment.
When: anytime
Where: Kurrajong Avenue, Croydon. Melways map: 51. D.3/
Cost: Free
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