I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published April 19th 2019
A trail of two walks
As the name suggests, this trail follows the Mullum Mullum Creek in Ringwood. Just under 6 kms in length, it is compacted gravel, but sealed concrete or asphalt between Oban Road and Highland Avenue.
I chose to walk the trail in two stages, starting at the Peter Vergers Reserve on Maroondah Highway, near Oban Road. This reserve has a large off-road car park and toilets to begin your walk in comfort.
Early into your walk Oban Road is reached. It is a very busy road so caution should be exercised if you have children with you. Once you reach Oban Road, you have the choice of walking on either side of the creek.
This path is more interesting if exercise is not your prime purpose. It could be called an interpretive trail as at frequents intervals many small signs detail the customs of the original indigenous habitats of the area.
Unfortunately, almost every sign has been vandalised by graffiti.
From Suda Avenue, the trail continues onto the Ringwood bypass.
The Mullum Mullum Trail would be the most enjoyable suburban trail that I have walked. Although suburbia has encroached on both sides the trail is quite wide in places, negating the feeling of being in the suburbs.