Follow the signage on the northern side of Pioneer Park for the walk. Distance of approximately 1km. Flora native to the district and history items are identified by signage.
Bushwalk – through natural scrubland, free of signage, rejoins the Nature Trail at halfway point.
You may freely walk through any of this scrubland, however the walk is easier if you stay to the trails.
The predominant flora is mallee, about eight species flowering at various times. The mallee tree does not have a conventional trunk, the root (or stump) taking that role. Trunks seen are actually branches.
The word mallee is the aboriginal name for Eucalyptus dumosa in Western Victoria, which became applied to the entire family of these hardy dwarf eucalyptus. Aboriginal people were known to use the root bark as a food source during drought times.
Fauna- wildlife observed included various reptiles, birdlife and evidence of echidnas digging for their ant diet.
Walk back up East Terrace and turn right onto Railway Terrace to return to the town centre.