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Swan Bay Environment Trail
You can walk along the shoreline of Swan Bay from Queenscliff to Lakers Cutting and Fellows Road (Lakers Cutting is not in the marine national park). The Swan Bay Environment Trail guide has information on each of 14 stops between the Queenscliff Railway Station and towards the Marine Discovery Centre. There are also medium and long extensions to the trail accessed by the walk/cycle track. The medium walk ends at the Marine Discovery Centre’s saltmarsh gardens, while the longer one ends at Murray Road and the Saltmarsh Boardwalk.
Along the trail there are signboards, boardwalks and lookouts to raise awareness of the bay’s special values. Take your family and friends along the trail for great views, fresh air and exercise. Download the trail brochure or pick one up on your walk or at the information centre in Hesse Street, Queenscliff.
The Swan Bay Environment Trail was originally a Queenscliff Primary School project begun in 1995. The plans for the trail, interpretive signs and accompanying flyer and activity kit for schools were developed by the school in consultation with Parks Victoria. Construction funding was provided by Coast Action and Parks Victoria. The trail and lookout platforms were finished in 1995. The Swan Bay Environment Association started weeding and planting along the trail about 20 years ago under an agreement with the Borough of Queenscliffe. This took about 5 years to complete and responsibility for maintenance returned to the Borough. In partnership with the Bellarine Catchment Network, we produced and funded the revised edition of the trail guide and now maintain the trail-guide boxes along the trail.