The Cherry Lake Buffer Mounds were designed, as the name suggests, to provide a 'buffer' between industry and the tranquility of Cherry Lake. In recent years, more than 25,000 indigenous tubestock plants ranging from large trees to shrubs and ground covers have been planted on the mounds to not only make the once unsightly mounds of dirt and rubble aesthetically pleasing, but to provide a haven for native animals.
One of the features of the area is the two wetlands (one at either end of the mounds) designed to capture and filter the storm water coming from the adjoining industrial estate. These wetlands have perimeter fencing and are not accessible to the public.
Car: Entrance is off Drake Boulevard in Altona or alternatively park in the main Cherry Lake car park off Millers Road and walk around the shared trail to the northern perimeter.
Train: Cherry Lake is about a 15-minute walk from Altona Station or Seaholme Station.
Cycling: There is an off-road cycle path linking to the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail on the eastern side of Millers Road. The paths to and along the buffer mound are gravel and uneven and not suitable for cycling.
Bus: 903, 415
Drake Boulevard Altona or Cherry Lake Shared Trail, Altona 3018 View Map
Drake Boulevard Altona or Cherry Lake Shared Trail ,