Date of Walk: 05/01/2009
Length (km): 3 km (according to MapMyWalk.com)
Time (hrs/min): 1 hour
Return / Circuit / One-Way / Partial Circuit: Partial Circuit
Park: Sweeneys Flats
Closest Town: Eltham
Ascent: 19 m (according to MapMyWalk.com)
Maximum Height: 35 m (according to MapMyWalk.com)
Map: Simple home-made map
Further Details / Source(s): Bobs Australian Bushwalking Journal (blog) & ParkWeb Park Note: Sweeneys Flats
Getting There: Access is from Sweeneys Lane, Eltham (Melways Ref: 22 C11)
Comments: The walk starts near the dirt car park at the end of Sweeneys Lane. If you look at my map above you wont have any trouble finding the start. Follow the track all the way to the carpark at Griffith Park. Return to the river via a track on the other side of the carpark and return to your car. There is a short detour (shown on my map) which can be followed either at the beginning or end of your walk.
I wasn’t lucky enough to see a blue tongued lizard (as Bob Padula did on his visit) but that’s probably due to the river being so busy with swimmers. There were some very cute ducks and lots of other birdlife however.