Organ Pipes Photo

Walk in the West – Organ Pipes National Park

On Thursday the 5th of April, fifteen of us headed to the Organ Pipes National Park in Keilor North for a bush walk and picnic lunch.

We were lucky enough to have the knowledgeable park ranger, Laughlin Stewart, accompany us on our walk. Laughlin began by showing us a taxidermy possum, ancient basalt rock and Australian paper bark. Everyone enjoyed touching these objects.

As the sun came out we began our steep descent into the valley, listening to bird calls and river rapids as we walked. At the bottom we made our way to the Organ Pipes, Rosette Rock and the tessellated pavement – all rock structures made 3 million years ago by a volcanic eruption.

We also learnt about the conservation being done to attract sugar gliders to this special area. After the walk we sat down on shaded picnic tables for a relaxing picnic and Program Coodinator, Miriam Bilander, brought Easter hot cross buns for everyone!

If you would like to receive information on any upcoming walks, please don’t hesitate to email info@blindsports.org.au and we will put your name on the mailing list.

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