Stringybark, Cup Gum and Currawong Ridge Loop
Starting from Gate 3 at the intersection of Matthews Road and Scott Creek Road, Dorset Vale, this walk takes you on a circuit within Scott Creek Conservation Park via the Bandicoot, Currawong Ridge, Stringybark and Cup Gum tracks. This conservation area is home to more than 400 native plant species and about 125 bird species. Walking in the park provides excellent opportunities to spot southern brown bandicoots, western grey kangaroos, koalas, and ringtail possums. In spring, you will be greeted with colourful displays of wildflowers dotted along the trails. The route is mostly on wide fire trails with clear signage throughout and a mild gradient. The hike ascends gradually on the Stringybark Track, descending gently along the Cup Gum and Currawong Ridge tracks back to the car park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.