A highlight of this walk is the Narr-Maen Reserve, which is a Melbourne Water Retarding Basin. It contains a walking path, wetlands and a playground. This reserve would be suitable for the wheelchair-bound as it is mainly level, whereas Narr-Maen Drive is quite undulating.
Another advantage of a diversion around the reserve is a small lake, home to waterbirds. My first visit there saw many Swamp Hens and an Ibis. This visit saw an Ibis and a duck family on the lake's edge.
Like most good suburban streets Narr-Maen is blessed with street trees along the nature strips. These attract many birds. The most common was the usual Noisy Miner, which appear to be only noisy when in groups but very quiet when alone.
If you are a keen gardener or want to be one, ditch the car and take a walk along such streets as Narr-Maen Drive and gain inspiration from the many beautiful landscaped gardens, either for ideas for your garden or just a horticultural experience.