There are replacement buses on the Mernda line (no bikes), so we’ll head to Gowrie station on the Upfield line instead of Thomastown, as originally planned. This adds approx. 5 km, and a short section on local roads to get to Gowrie station from the Merri Creek trail.
Meet at Southern Cross Station platform 10 at 9.40 a.m. and take the 9.49 train (Lilydale line) to East Camberwell. Head north on the leafy Anniversary Trail though Camberwell, Balwyn and Kew. Cross the Main Yarra Trail and head onto the Darebin Trail, following the picturesque Darebin Creek (slightly uphill) north to the ring road. Then head west on the Ring Trail to the Merri Creek trail, and finally to Gowrie station via some short local roads. Refreshments along the way.
Medium. Approx. 35km.
Contact: Peter [0419 257 922]