Nature lovers need look no further than our very own backyard to enjoy spectacular scenery, peaceful walks and wildlife-spotting at our beautiful bushland reserves.
Head for the coastal towns of Warneet or Blind Bight to explore the spectacular coastal mangroves or enjoy a peaceful walk through the open woodlands of Brookland Greens and pristine scrub of Morning Mist Reserve.
Thanks to an abundance of rain last winter, the native blooms are looking spectacular right now, including many unique and rare orchids which are found across Casey. Our remnant bushland areas are also home to some remarkable animals, including abundant bird species, echidnas, wallabies, frogs, and the endangered Southern Brown Bandicoot.
So grab your walking shoes and get out and about in our beautiful municipality this summer. And remember – many of our native animals, such as the bandicoot and the sugar glider, are nocturnal – so grab a torch and try a spotlight walk with your family. There’s so much to discover!
To get you started
Woodlot Lane Reserve, (Woodlot Lane, Tooradin) – stunning walk through bushland to a viewing platform over the salt marsh on the Tooradin coastline.
Blind Bight Nature Reserve (Anchorage Drive, Blind Bight) – immerse yourself in this coastal wonderland, exploring more than 100 species of plants.
Hilltop Park Nature Reserve (McMahon Avenue, Cranbourne) – Perched on the crest of the hill this looping walking track will give you a great sense of Casey’s past, present and future.
Brookland Greens (Cherry Hills Drive, Cranbourne) – nestled in close to the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Southern Brown Bandicoot.
Casuarina Forest (William Hovell Drive, Endeavour Hills) – not your ordinary grassland, this site is recognised for its diverse flora, including its domination by Allocasuarina littoralis (black sheoak).
Jessie Traill Reserve, (King Rd, Harkaway) – Enjoy a walk along the creek on the recently upgraded paths, or sit among the trees and spot some of the local birds and wildlife that call this reserve home.