5W02 Walk the Merri Creek Trail – 14 km**

Tutor/Facilitator Julie Smith

Date: on/from Fri 15 Mar 2024 to 15 March 2024
Frequency: Single event
Class time: 10:00-3:00

Delivered Outdoors

Merri Creek Trail Northcote

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Facilitator: Julie Smith

Location: Meet at 10.00 am in Sumner Ave, Northcote at the start of the walk – approximately 300 metres from the intersection of Sumner Ave. and St Georges Road (as Sumner Avenue does a slight turn right.)

Cost: Pay for your lunch at Ceres Café.

Maximum number of participants: 14

Note: members enrolling for this event are required to read and agree to the Exercise Course Disclaimer on the U3APP website.

Details of the event: A 14 km walk exploring the Merri Creek Trail between Northcote and Coburg. We will walk from Sumner Ave to Coburg Lake, lunch at Ceres Café in Brunswick East, then finish at Sumner Ave. Along the way we’ll see the old quarry, Russian Orthodox church, community gardens, bluestone bridges, before arriving at Coburg Lake. We’ll return to Ceres Café for lunch at about 1.30 pm and explore Ceres grocery store, then leave the café at 2.30 to walk back to Sumner Ave, finishing around 3.00 pm.
The walk is on paths, mostly flat beside the creek. Water is not available on the track. There are toilets at Coburg Lake and at Ceres Community Gardens.

Bring water. sunblock, hat, snacks, and walking shoes.

Make your own way to start of walk by public transport or car.
If using public transport, take tram number 11 towards West Preston, which travels from Docklands along Collins Street. Get off at stop 28 on St Georges Road near corner of Sumner Ave. (Allow 1 hour to travel from Albert Park). At the conclusion of the walk, catch the number 11 tram at stop 28 on St Georges Road towards Victoria Harbour Docklands. (Allow 1 hour to return to Albert Park).
If you are travelling by car, parking is available in Sumner Ave.



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