A lovely walk along the Scotchmans Creek Trail is a great way to spend a lazy weekend. No need to get wet along this creek the creek isn't very big most of the year. Only when there is major flooding will you ever see a lot of water here. Even then, there's no need to paddle here.
The Scotchmans Creek Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows Scotchmans Creek through the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
It runs from East Malvern railway station through to Jells Park although several sections consist of normal residential streets. The trail provides good access to Chadstone Shopping Centre and Holmesglen Institute of TAFE for the local community. The Valley Reserve in Mount Waverley, that the trail runs through, is acknowledged as being one of the last remaining stands of indigenous vegetation in the local area.
Take your camera with you as you walk through Brickmakers Park. Capture the abundance of birdlife seen around the lake and a flame structure which can be found on the island in the middle of the lake. Can you find the plaque which explains the structures
Signage is confusing as two separate routes are signed. One via Scotchmans Creek and the other via the Pinewood Shopping Centre. Strangely, both routes are signed as the Scotchmans Creek Trail and no indication is given, as to which is the one to make use of or why.
You are looking for typical micro cache which isn't a mint tin container
No room for swaps and you will need to BYO pen
New location is a little harder to get to but is still easily found.
***WATCH OUT FOR CYCLISTS - THEY CAN APPEAR QUICKLY, WITHOUT WARNING***
Please rehide the cache properly after finding.
Congrats to n0w0rries for FTF - 21st September 2016