Schwerkolt Cottage, Eastlink Trail and Yarran Dheran Reserve, Mitcham

A walk from the Eltham Environs Walking Group.

Walk Description

From the Eltham Environs Walking Group, walk 51E

Commences at car park adjacent to Schwerkolt Cottage, off Deep Creek Rd. From the car park, walk downhill on to the Eastlink Trail. Stay on the Eastlink Trail, crossing Mullum Mullum Creek and Quarry Road. Continue on, passing an Eastlink ventilation tower, and then uphill until the entrance to the Eastlink tunnel is visible below. Turn around and go back the same way for a very easy walk. For a walk on earth tracks, return via Yarran Dheran reserve. Just after re-crossing Quarry Rd, at the information board, turn sharp right onto the gravel track that leads uphill into the Reserve. Follow this track (Wildflower Walk) around near the edge of the park to the Information Centre (toilets available). Just after this point, take one of the paths on the left (either the Cherry Ballart Walk, or the Burgan Walk) passing a number of ponds, to begin zigzagging down the side of the hill on a network of paths. Eventually near the creek at the bottom of a hill, take either Yellow Box Track or Schwerkolt Track (Yellow Box joins Schwerkolt) to rejoin Eastlink Trail, and turn right to return to the cars.

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