Bolin Bolin Billabong

Bolin Bolin Billabong, Bulleen: Address, Bolin Bolin Billabong Reviews: 4.5/5

Bolin Bolin Billabong
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4 reviews
Very good

22 contributions
not bad, needs minor adjustments to make it easier to navigate
Mar. 2020
Quite nice one you get away from the side that runs along Bulleen Road & it's traffic which ruins the serenity. Confusing tracks & no signage to guide you through once you are past the storyboards but probably impossible to get lost, if you hard towards the noise of the road you will find your way back out again. Very isolated considering the location, would not recommend walking here alone for safety reasons.
Written 20 March 2020
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Canada2,158 contributions
Nov. 2016 • Friends
Bolin Bolin Billabong or Wominjeka Wurundjeri Beek as is known by the aboriginals is a lovely place to explore especially if you are a bird enthusiast. Since we do love bird-watching and being outdoors in beautiful settings like this we made the trek to the billabong and enjoyed walking around for a few hours in the natural splendour of it all. Take the time to check it out and enjoy.
Written 9 December 2016
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Greater Melbourne, Australia34,841 contributions
Great escape from the city
Dec. 2015 • Solo
This is a beautiful relaxing area if the city. As avid birdwatcher I highly recommend people check this place out. It's one if the best places close to the city to see wildlife.
Written 18 February 2016
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Rose-Mike C
Sussex Inlet63 contributions
Home to some majestic nature and pre-European life
May 2014 • Couples
This is a superb piece of natural bushland and cultural heritage that includes a number of walking tracks and information, not more than 5 kms from the Melbourne CBD. Whilst it is managed by Parks Victoria it has been something of a work in progress with considerable involvement of the local indigenous community, the Wurundjeri people, Greening Australia (at an earlier period) and Manningham City Council.

The Bolin Bolin Billabong also known as Wominjeka Wurundjeri Beek to the Aboriginal community, is an important sacred site and a place where once, great ceremonies occurred over many days. There is helpful interpretative signage to inform the walk.

Bolin Bolin Billongong is part of a network of wetlands formed by the meandering of the Yarra River over thousands of years. It is home to the magnificent and majestic River Red Gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) some of which in this location, are over 200 years old. They are important habitat for tree dwelling mammals and birds. Other trees in this area include Swamp Paperbark (Melaleuca ericifolia) Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) and the area has some wonderful specimens of these.

Like many urban bushland remnants the area requires care and attention to preserve its natural quality as far as possible. As if to illustrate this during our walk we saw significant infestation of the weed Turkey Rhubarb (Acetosa sagittata) fully in seed, and much less of Moth Vine (Araujia hortorum) in fruit. We reported these to relevant authorities (Parks Victoria) and we recommend walkers enjoying this wonderful bushland area so close to the city centre do the same, should they observe weed infestation or any form of degradation.

It is easy to do an hour or so walk or spend half a day here. It just depends on the manner of enjoyment one seeks. It appears to be a less suitable place for folk with significant mobility restrictions.

This is a special place and well worth protecting so it can be enjoyed for a long time.
Written 18 May 2014
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