Starting from Stanford Road, Boondall, this walk takes you through the Boondall Wetlands via the singular Boondall Wetlands Bikeway, optionally visiting Anne Beasley’s Lookout along the way. This area features heaps of wildlife as migratory and native bird species are known to rest and feed here. Possums, flying foxes, squirrel gliders and various reptiles are also some of the animals you can come across. The paved bikeway/walkway is wide, flat and wheelchair accessible. It’s suitable for both a cardio exercise and a stroll with the kids. As a plus, you’ll be able to bring your dog with you as well. Regardless of the season, remember to take mozzie(mosquito) repellent with you. 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.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to East-West Arterial Road, 20 then drive for 490 m
Continue onto East-West Arterial Road, 20 and drive for another 40 m
Keep right onto East-West Arterial Road, 20 and drive for another 210 m
Keep left onto East-West Arterial Road and drive for another 30 m
Keep left and drive for another 9.8 km
Keep left onto Gateway Motorway and drive for another 335 m
At roundabout, take exit 4 and drive for another 440 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park off Stanworth Road(115 metres southeast of intersection with Paperbark Drive), head perpendicularly away from the road as you keep the environment centre to your left and the M1 Gateway Motorway to your right, along the designated bikeway/walkway. Follow the said path as it meanders deeper into the woodland to continue along Boondall Wetlands Bikeway/Walkway Track.....
Directions & comments
There is a car park (about 10 m back from the start).
Find the water tap at the start.
After another 15 m continue straight.
Then pass the shelter (65 m on your left).
Then pass the water tap (8 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass a seat (15 m on your right).
After another 10 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 1 km cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 450 m cross the bridge (about 90 m long)
After another 390 m cross the bridge (about 85 m long)
After another 230 m cross the bridge (about 35 m long)
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 700 m continue straight.
After another 190 m cross the bridge (about 45 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to Anne Beasley's Lookout, where you can get better views over the land. Keep in mind that the lookout itself may not be wheelchair accessible. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 390 m continue straight.
After another 145 m continue straight.
After another 90 m cross the bridge
Continue another 195 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.1 km to get back to the start.
This little side trip takes you to Anne Beasley's Lookout, where you can get better views over the land. Keep in mind that the lookout itself may not be wheelchair accessible.
Directions & comments
After another 85 m turn right.
After another 30 m come to "Anne Beasley's Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 115 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Boondall Wetlands Bikeway/Walkway
Smooth & flat
2 h to 3 h 15 min
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)