Tuesday, 27 December 2011

DAREBIN PARKLANDS

Darebin Parklands is one of Darebin Council’s premier conservation parks sited along the Darebin Creek. The park is managed by the Darebin Creek Management Committee which the Cities of Darebin and Banyule are members. Darebin Parklands is a wonderful setting for walks and escaping into the natural environment, and is located only 5 km from Melbourne's CBD. The park has a full time Ranger coordinating the Education Centre which details the parks rich history and commitment to conservation and environmental sustainability. The Darebin Creek Trail runs through the centre of the park and provides shared trail access through to Bundoora Park 10km to the north.

Darebin Parklands comprises an area of approximately 40 hectares of urban bushland, between the suburbs of Ivanhoe and Alphington. The park is highly accessible being both on a bus route and adjacent to the Hurstbridge railway line. We always enjoy visiting this as it is only about 10 minutes walk from our house.

This post is part of "Our World Tuesday" meme.


15 comments:

  1. What a lovely park! I love the water and such a delightful place to live close to! A great look at your world for the day! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. Yes, a lovely capture Nick - there's something captivating about rocks, water and lush greenery. Thanks for sharing part of beautiful Victoria. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy 2012 and am looking forward to more pix from my favourite part of Australia.

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  3. Must be like an oasis for the sense of sight and sound. Thank you for this escape. Please have a good Tuesday.

    daily athens photo

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  4. Hi there - used to work in that part of the world - so have had more than a few walks through that park. Not been there for a couple of years.

    Cheers - and have a good week.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. It gives the appearance of being so pristine, and yet exists within the urban area. Well done, local council.

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  6. Oo ... yes, please Nick. Go do that, if you would. Which cemetery is it? If it is Springvale Botanical Cemetery ... have I got a jobbie for YOU!!

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  7. The light filtering through the gums makes for a magical view - hints of McCubbin at Mt Macedon

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  8. So close to the city! And here is Nature being conserved! I must add this to my list of visits! I've never been there! Beautiful photo!

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  9. It looks very inviting. I once had a summer job in Derebin in the early 1950s but the park must be a long time after my time there.

    Are there many birds to be seen there??

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  10. Urban parks are wonderful things. I wish we had more of them here.

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  11. It is great to have such an amenity nearby.

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  12. A picture is really beautiful and relaxing with the gentle flow of water. Greetings.

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  13. I love urban park areas -- the feeling of being a zillion miles away from civilization when you're actually right in the middle of it. We have quite a few areas like that both where we stay in Oregon and here in Florida and I appreciate them very much.

    The term "urban bushland" delights me! As does the picture.

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  14. Quite impressive bushland in the city.

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