Lysterfield Park is a part of a cultural cultural landscape. Parks Victoria respects the profound and continuing relationship that Traditional Owners have to those lands and oceans, and we recognise their continuing role in caring for Nation.
This walk starts and ends in the Lysterfield Visitor Region. The trail will take you beyond the Visitor Centre and there’s a bridge across the shore to reach the peak of the dam wall. If you walk across the shore there are a couple of steps around the dam wall.
The trail around the lake is a vast gravel route shared by runners, walkers and bikes and is largely flat with two brief hills. The Lake Circuit Trail is readily followed and followed with green circle arrows and symbols. You will find many trails leading it off should you want to explore farther, and this walk follows just two of these.
Lysterfield is a superb spot to find kangaroos and wallabies in the close to Melbourne, therefore please make certain you leave your dog in your home and do not disturb the local wildlife. The kangaroos and wallabies are active during the evenings and evenings. Walk or run the Lake Circuit Path to grab a glimpse.
Back to the primary Lake Circuit Route continue walking north until you find that a Lake Circuit Trail arrow and then signal pointing towards the right, which curves around the surface of the lake. You are able to keep moving farther north at this stage should you want to view more of the 1,668 hectare park.
The very first trail off the primary Lake Circuit Route you may take is named Acacia Nature Walk and will be to the best. It runs parallel to the primary trail but is nearer to the lake and takes one through an native stand of plant, very similar to what once inhabited Melbourne. Created by Eucalypts, She-Oaks and Acacias, this tranquil place is home to several animal residents of this playground. Would you find that an Echidna or Swamp wallaby?
According to National Parks Act regulations, dogs aren’t allowed in Lysterfield Park.
Lysterfield Park is a wonderful place to find active. It’s also home to one of Australia’s greatest mountain biking biking road networks — such as the State Mountain Bike Course, that has been a place in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, simple green paths and activity packed black diamond trails for experienced cyclists.
Rising in the southern foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Lysterfield Park is the best place to explore character with buddies with a massive number of recreational pursuits.
By the conclusion of this Acacia Nature Trail there’s a big grassy area, a chair and a little jetty, an ideal picnic site in the event that you packed your lunch.
There are 172 species of birds listed within this park.
By Bicycle: The park entrance is accessible by bicycle. Both monitors contribute back to the guest area and carpark.
By Automobile: Lysterfield Park entry is a simple 40 mins from Melbourne.
Lysterfield Park’s most important visitor area is a grand grassy and tree-filled area ideal for picnics, BBQs and matches, beside the carpark. Additionally, there are two toilet blocks and 2 drinking fountains.