Toomuc Creek Walking Track, Pakenham
The Toomuc Creek walking track is a great place for a walk, jog or bike ride for all ages and abilities. It is very easy to navigate, all flat and easy for prams to access too.
Toomuc Creek Walking Track, Pakenham
The Toomuc Creek walking track is an easy flat walking track, great for all ages If you do the loop and stop at the wetlands, you are looking at 1 hour leisurely pace.
This is the sort of track where you can also go for a nice jog, or the family dog (lead on) and kids bring their bikes or scooters.
There is also a great opportunity to do a native scavenger hunt as there is plenty of native Flora and Fauna if you are looking at activities to do with young ones. Everyone can do this walk.
If you are coming by car it is best to park in the gravel car park located next to the school, along the Princes Hwy, just off Rundell Way.
There are bright blue and yellow toilets and a shelter with a BBQ located at this section of the walk making it easy to see as you pass by.
The track has sign posts of the Pakenham run as you travel along it to give you an idea of the distance you have completed, which is roughly a 5km course.
There are two bridges along the course, the first one gives you a wonderful view of the Toomuc Creek and just after the rain you can see the ferocity of the water as it can flow quite fast and rises quite high.
Depending which way you travel along the path you will either cross at some point a fitness station or a dog park, both have seating.
There are bins located near the dog park for convenience and you have the opportunity to allow your pooch to have some fun and even a chance to socialise depending on the time of day you come.
Not far from the dog park, about 200 meters is a well-known by the locals, but hidden small BMX track for the dare devils in your clan.
It is rarely used these days but is well maintained by the local neighbourhood kids. You will be able to see it as you approach a big area of trees all clustered together.
Every time I have passed I have only ever seen respectful young teens enjoying their youth and will even offer to help out the younger children wanting to have a go through words of encouragement or helping them through the easy parts of the course.
It is lovely to see community togetherness. Pro tip- Bring a small first aid kit with band aids.
Throughout the track there are park benches so you can sit and enjoy listening to the sounds of the local birds.
Along the way you will see galahs, cockatoos, magpies, rainbow lorikeets and listen to the songs of the kookaburras.
This track as also been known to have blue tongue lizards lounging about enjoying the sun.
Near the water you will hear the frogs calling each other and the local hens and ducks splashing about.
You will know when its time to cross over the Toomuc Creek again when you come to the suspension bridge, which can be a lot of fun for little ones practising their balance.
On your walk you will also come to a small wetland known as Creekwood wetland where you can take a quick stroll over the board walks enjoy the tranquillity, you will forget that you are in the middle of suburbia during this time.
Tips for Families
- Pram friendly
- Dog Friendly
- Easy, flat surface, no fitness level required
- Toilets available
- There are bins located near the BBQ facilities and the dog park
- Bring your bikes, scooters, dog on a lead
- Pack water bottles, there is a water station but it doesn’t always work
- Bring mosquito repellent
Pakenham, Located just off Princes Hwy
Turn off at Rundell Way, next to the Primary School
Things to do Nearby
- Deep Creek Eco Playground
- Gumbuya World
- Berwick Springs Reserve
- Wilson Botanic Park
- Turfmate Cranbourne