The glorious Sweetwater Creek is only minutes from the bustling suburb of Frankston. With the relaxing trickle of the creek, kookaburras laughing and the abundance of birds singing, you could mistake this area of tranquillity for a pocket in the Dandenong Ranges rather than being one kilometre from a busy shopping precinct.
Boardwalks and trails wind you through a diverse range of native indigenous trees, shrubs, swampland and grasses, over bridges to lookout points and resting places.
With a large variety of birdlife, frogs, fungus, flowers and fish, there is always something for the young adventurer to explore! There are many information posts dotted along the trails with detailed information on the flora and fauna that is found here in abundance, as well as other information on the local area and things to look out for.
Our favourite place to stop is the creek below the massive grey rocks at the Granites. This usually ends with leaf boat races and wet feet! But oh so much fun!
There are many entrances to Sweetwater Creek with our favourites being the Liddesdale Avenue and Fleetwood Crescent entrances. Liddesdale is the prettier of the two with flower lined trails and bridges however Fleetwood has a children's play-park at the beginning and has less of a decline which makes for an easier walk (and is especially helpful on the return trip!).
Come prepared, there are no toilets or drinking fountains! But don't despair, the busy shopping precinct of Frankston is only minutes away and is a great place to refuel after your adventures.