Just a few metres from the start a bridge takes you across Brushy Creek, just before it joins the Yarra River. This junction has significance to the Wurundjeri People, so take the time to read the interesting information board before starting your walk.
You have the choice of walking the circuit clockwise or anti-clockwise. I suggest the clockwise option as the climb to the top of Mt. Lofty is long and steep, whereas the other option, the climb is short and steeper.
The silence was broken at one stage by what sounded like distant chattering. Eighteen students from a local school can almost rival the sound of several cockatoos. A very practical outing for them and they seemed very interested in their surroundings.
I was hoping to see some kangaroos on my early morning walk and I was not disappointed. In a grassy area near the summit, a few were noticed laying in the sun some distance away. A careful approach saw one lift its head and glare at me. A slightly closer approach saw it stand up revealing a joey in its pouch. My camera went mad.
In the open area on the top slopes of Mt. Lofty many small birds were seen, flying off before coming into camera range. One friendly swallow kindly perched on the top of a dead branch for some time, allowing a close approach.