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Archive for November 1, 2020

Brown Hill Creek

In 1915 Brownhill Creek was proclaimed a “National Pleasure Resort”, these days that would probably mean luxurious suites available in fancy hotels, classy restaurants, spas and at least one heated swimming pool. Expectations were a little different in 1915 and it’s difficult to find a trace of what was on offer apart from the creek and views. Prior to European settlement in the 1840s it was an important gathering place for Kuarna people who named the place “Wirraparinga” which means, place of scrub and creek.

You can find detailed information in the brochure available from Mitcham Council Office or online via their site.

There are carparks at several spots along Brownhill Creek Rd. The park itself is 3.5 kms long and straddles the creek.

 

There are two marked trails along the creek, the Wirraparinga Trail and the Yurrabilla Trail in some places you need to cross the creek walking on flat rocks and near the far end of the valley, walk on the road.

Some amenities have been built but there are no toilets for walkers, those in the Caravan Park are for patrons only.

There are relics of the early days at various spots along the tracks.

There are many weeds in the Park but some add beauty.

Even some “natives” are probably introduced to the area.

Not many birds were close to the tracks.

What’s up, Doug?