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Balcombe Creek Estuary Boardwalk, Mount Martha

Walk Difficulty A wooden boardwalk and walking tracks run through the Mount Martha bushland along the south bank of the estuary from the Esplanade to the Nepean Highway. The Estuary is home to numerous species of flora and fauna.

Walk east through a vehicle gate following the main pedestrian trail which starts as a wide gravelled surface before becoming better defined and eventually turns into a boardwalk. The track divides at a number of points but you should follow the marker posts to ‘The Briars’ (or once or twice ‘The Boardwalk’). There are minor diversions to decks and viewing points on the Creek and the occasional person fishing.

After two kilometres, you will emerge briefly into a small informal car park and then turn left immediately to rejoin the foot track and then cross over a bridge over the creek. You then emerge onto a rough vehicle track and turn right for 150m before veering off back onto the foot track and back across the river. You will pass an off-leash dog area on your right before arriving at the Nepean Highway.

Here you can return to the start, or follow the trail under the Nepean Highway Bridge and into The Briars Park for additional walking tracks.

The Boonwurrung/Bunurong members of the Kulin Nation, the Mornington Peninsula’s traditional owners, called the Balcombe Creek area Tji’tjin’garook – the voice of frogs.

Content: Balcombe Creek Estuary Boardwalk, Mount Martha

    16A Mirang Avenue
    Mount Martha Victoria 3934
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