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Queen Road, Lilydale

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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 January 6th 2021
Get a royal feeling
Queen Road is a 900 metre tree-lined road between Maroondah Highway and Old Gippsland Road.

road sign
We are here.

The eastern side is mostly well-established houses on large blocks.

road scene
A verdant drive.

There are no footpaths but walkers can navigate along the grass nature strip weaving their way between the fence line and vegetated verge, almost a bushwalk.

verge vegetation
It's a green scene.

red flower
A splash of red.

Large stands of Agapanthus offer very colourful viewing when in full bloom.

One group of many.

Along this side is the Queen Reserve, a small playground and grassy area.

Queen Road Reserve
The playground.

Many colourful flowers were growing in the gardens, including the colourful Alstroemeria and the unusual Yucca plant.


The Yucca plant.

One of the many varieties of the Oleander displayed its colourful blooms.

oleander flower
Oleander flower.

An unusual sight was a rainbow tiger hanging on a fence, visible from quite a distance.

soft tiger toy
Tiger radiating a rainbow.

red flowering bush.

The west side of Queen Road parallels the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail. This 42 km walking trail is the former railway line, so there are no steep sections and eminently suitable for wheelchairs, bicycles and the occasional horse.

Warburton trail entrance.
Entrance to the Warburton trail

There are several points that the trail can be accessed from Queen Road. This section is heavily vegetated with trees and large shrubs. A couple of dead trees were adorned with Morning Glory creeper, giving a bright look to the dead wood.

Morning glory creeper
Morning glory creeping around tree.

Morning glory
Morning glory flowers.

At the Old Gippsland Road end and in Old Gippsland Road is a small off-road car park for those wishing to walk the trail from that point.

Despite the abundance of greenery and trees, very few birds were seen. No walkers were encountered as the nearby Warburton Trail would be a safer walking option.

walkers on Warburton trail.
Walkers on the Warburton Trail.

It is a quiet road and a walk or drive gives an almost country feel.
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Why? It's almost a country walk.
When: Anytime
Where: Queen Road, Lilydale. Melway map: 38. 5.G.
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Disappointing few birds to be seen. Flowers make up for them. Lovely walk.
by annie (score: 1|20) 16 days ago
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