DANDENONG TO PATTERSON LAKES TRAIL ~ Cycling
|Park your car at
Park in Pultney St., then walk all the way along Power St. to the Clow St. intersection.
A 17-km cycling trail starts nearby, at a quiet corner of the green belt bordering Dandenong Creek.
An asphalt path leads south alongside the creek, past several ovals and a picnic ground, then over the creek via a suspension bridge.
Follow the red-brick path to the Lonsdale St. lights. Cross the road and walk along Webster St. (again adjacent to the creek). Cross
Hammond Rd and continue along the gravel path. It veers to the left and heads south-west beneath Greens Rd. and Perry Rd., passing through Dandenong South and Bangholme.
The creek eventually becomes the wider
River and the path passes the National Water Sports Centre and under the Mornington Peninsula Freeway.
The scenery improves as you reach
Lakes - a former swamp which has become a residential area. The track follows a levee and bridge across a series of floodgates, then follows the river past boat-launching ramps and a carpark to the Nepean Highway and the mouth of the river on the
Port Phillip Bay. There are barbecues and a playground near the bridge.