Heathland Walk, Sandringham
Time: 50 minutes, including the Indigenous Resource Garden
Distance: 2.8 kilometres
Difficulty: Moderate to hard; requires walking along tracks and over logs
Seats: George Street Heathland, Merindah Park and Tjilatirrin Reserve
Melway Reference: 77 A12
Bus Routes: 600, 825,922, 923
Wheelchair access: Some unsealed tracks and a small detour in the heathland
Parking: Tjilatjirrin Reserve, Sandringham
Toilets: Tjilatjirrin Reserve
Download - Heathland Walk trail map (PDF, 125KB)
Trail directions1. Head east along Tulip Street and enter the 6.25ha George Street Reserve on your left via the side fence. The reserve was purchased by the former City of Sandringham in 1924. Wheelchair users may need to continue along Tulip Street and can turn left in George Street, which rejoins the track at Talinga Road and Sping Streets.
2. Continue between the fences and take right fork in the track. You’re now entering the heathland. Feel free to explore the reserve, but please stay on the defined tracks to protect the sensitive vegetation.
3. When you reach Spring Street, walk over to the north side of the street and onto another bush track. Follow the track parallel to the street.
4. You will emerge from the bushland at Merindah Park, which was originally called the “The Green Belt”. Walk north beside the row of trees until you reach Holloway Road.
5. Turn left at Holloway Road, named after one of Sandringham’s early settlers, Josiah Holloway. Sandringham College is visible across the road. You can return back to Tjilatjirrin (formerly Tulip Street) Reserve by turning left into Cooke Street, cross over at Spring Street.
6. If you wish to visit the Indigenous Resource Garden, turn right into Spring Street until you get to Bluff Road. The garden is located on the corner of Bluff Road and Royal Avenue and displays some of the plant life used by the local indigenous people. The garden is also home to the Guy Boyd sculpture: “ The Swimmer” which was completed in 1988 just before Boyd’s death.
7. You can return back along Spring Street to take you back to Tjilatjirrin Reserve. Tjilatjirrin (chil-a-chirrin CHIL-A-CHIRRIN) is an indigenous word that means “to play together”. With a children’s playground, Tjilatjirrin Reserve is a popular sporting and family recreation area.
Page last updated: 10 Sep 2013