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Tarralla Creek Trail

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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 March 9th 2019
You won't get bushed in this bush
The Tarralla Creek Trail runs from Eastfield Road, Croydon to the Croydon Town Park, a distance of 1.7 kms. For most of the distance, the trail runs along both sides of the creek.

Sign
The information at Eastfield Road

The creek is usually only a wet creek after heavy rain, although there are two water filled ponds at the Town Park end, with a wooden bridge crossing between them.

Bridge
One way traffic at peak times

This is where you are most likely to observe birds.

Only four birds were observed during my walk. Two ducks swimming and a straw-necked Ibis and a white-faced heron, both on the ground feeding.

Heron
The white faced heron

It has very wide smooth paths with no steep sections. The only hazard to navigation for the mobility challenged is some parts of the trail have a very slight slope towards the creek.

Path
Most of the pathway is wide compacted gravel

My walk was on a Saturday morning, which proved very popular with walkers, joggers, family groups, dogs with owners, and cyclists, not to mention the odd WeekendNotes writer and photographer.

Pathway
A short section of the trail is sealed.

Despite the number of people out for their morning exercise the whole trail is very quiet and peaceful. It is hard to imagine that you are in suburbia.

People walking
Busy, busy

Part way along the trail is a sign about trail safely and etiquette.

Sign
Trail rules and etiquette

A welcome facility is a bench seat for those wanting a rest or just to soak up the ambience.

Trail
The trail meanders along the creek.


seat
A peaceful rest

It is 2.5 kms from Eastfield Road to the Croydon town centre. A good way to spend two to three leisurely hours is to wander into Croydon, enjoy a coffee from the dozens of cafes and a peaceful stroll back to Eastfield Road.

Cyclists
Many cyclists use the trail.

There is a service road alongside Eastfield Road which provides safe parking.

It is a very easy and safe walk.


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Where: Eastfield Road, Croydon to the Croydon Town Park
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