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Mullum Mullum Reserve

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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 October 17th 2019
You can't divert the creek, but you can divert your walk
The Mullum Mullum Reserve is for everyone. The cricket, football and netball players, playground players, dog walkers and anyone who likes a quiet bushy creek side walk.

bush path
The start of the path from the car park.

Flowering bush
The first flowering bush sighted.

It is home to the Norwood Sporting, Cricket, Football and Netball Clubs with two large ovals and several pavilions at their disposal.

Reserve entrance
The sign at the Mullum Mullum Road entrance.

Between the ovals and the Mullum Mullum Creek is an area of bushland, quite dense in parts.

Dense bush
Much of the bush is dense.

All the paths are wide and asphalted, but steep in parts which would be a challenge to wheelchairs.

After rain in the low areas near the bridge crossings, the fallen leaves on the paths can be very slippery.

Lady & pram
Upward bound.

The southern boundary of the bushland follows the Mullum Mullum Creek which has a walking path on both sides. These paths are very wheelchair friendly.

group walking
A walking group on a walk.

Along the boundary of the reserve with the creek are two bridge crossings, both guarded by carved wooden fauna totems.

One of the creek bridges.

carved kangaroo
One of the bridge guardians.

The walk along the creek has many interpretive signs telling details of the flora and how the original inhabitants lived and hunted and collected their daily food.

It's a very educational walk.

The only water bird I saw was one duck, having a rest on a rock in the creek.

The resting duck. It looks like a peeking duck.

A dove kindly perched for some time on a dead tree branch above my head. Other birds were seen and heard in the distance.

The spotted dove.

It seemed a very popular area for walkers and dogs, both on the creek paths and the paths through the bush.

Many wattle trees were blooming throughout the bush, giving a colourful burst of colour.

Wattle trees
There were several tall wattle trees there.

Wildflowers in the bush
Close up increases viewing pleasure.

There were a few wildflowers flowering with most of them being white and bushy, rather than single or double stalked colourful ones.

A bush full of blooms.

white wildflowers
Another close up.


There is an off-road car park off Mullum Mullum Road which leads to the start of the bushy parts.

If you are walking the Mullum Mullum Trail, a diversion through the bush at the reserve would be a good experience.

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Where: Mullum Mullum Road Ringwood north. Melways map: 49. K.5.
Cost: free
Your Comment
Like this one I have often come across some lovely bushy areas near reserves where grandchildren play footy and mot being a footy fan.....
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8042) 367 days ago
What was the walk of wantirns rd,i have lost the address.
by Judit (score: 1|10) 368 days ago
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