Wilson Botanic parkrun
Who are we?
Hi! We are a family of 5 who have recently decided to sell everything, buy a caravan and travel around Australia! As a bonus, we will be checking out all of the best running locations our country has to offer! We have decided to plan our trip largely around the location of Australia’s hundreds of parkruns so that we are able to enjoy as many Saturday mornings as ‘parkrun tourists’ as possible!
Our Local parkruns
What better way to begin sharing our journey then by starting by reviewing our very own local parkruns! Currently living in Melbourne’s South-East, we are lucky to have access to 4 very different parkruns, all within a 20km radius! This is a review of our closet local parkrun, Wilson Botanic parkrun. It is located at Wilson Botanic Park, 668 Princes Hwy, Berwick, Victoria. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
It may be a little difficult for newbies to find the start line within the park as it’s not right near the carpark! Enter via the main entrance near the fountains, take the first right (up a slight hill) and look for the amphitheatre steps. Here you will find people gathering for the briefing. The course weaves around the park which is actually an old quarry. There are gorgeous lakes filled with birds and wildlife and stunning views across the South East. The course is on gravel and concrete and I’m not going to lie, there is one very steep hill! The best bit about this is; what goes up must come down and the views at the top and on the way down are lovely! The worst bit about this is it’s a two lap course!
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