This gem’s a step ahead

BRIGHTON Municipality has some incredible scenery and wildlife in Brighton and one of the best ways to experience it is by going for a walk along one of our walking tracks. With many of our walking tracks along the river’s edge there is always plenty to see along the way.

  By SHERYL RAINBIRD

WE have some incredible scenery and wildlife in Brighton and one of the best ways to experience it is by going for a walk along one of our walking tracks.

With many of our walking tracks along the river’s edge there is always plenty to see along the way. Why not mix it up a little and visit a walking path that you don’t often go to? We are fortunate to have a few from which to choose. 

A beautiful view walking towards Dromedary from Riverside Drive.

The walking track that runs parallel along Boyer Road is a good example; there are some seats along the way and even a picnic table if you wish to stop and drop in a line while you are out. This spot is where you are likely to spot a sea eagle above and of course, plenty of ducks and swans in the river. During summer, you may also see some pelicans fishing. In March, it is worth taking a small container to gather some juicy blackberries about halfway along the track. This track has easy parking too at the end of Riverside Drive.

Don’t just wait until it is warmer to go for a walk as there are lots to see all year round. With ducks busy feeding, swans with their young following along behind, sea eagles above or maybe even a glance of a platypus, plenty is going on to make it worth your effort.