Walking from the main car park you pass under an old prototype bridge span which acts as a noticeboard, veer left at the BBQ and picnic area along the edge of the Freshwater Lake ….
…… and continue around the edge until you see a windmill.
The area to the left of this has been planted as habitat for the growling grass frog, an endangered species which unfortunately hasn’t been seen or heard in the park since 1998.
Past the windmill a roughly made track leads up to the top of the hill ahead where there is a comfortable bench to admire the 180 degree views. Returning to the windmill, turn right past the allocasuarinas………
through a heathy area….
and then left past a long gully towards the bridge and past the shallow soak (home of a pair of black-faced dotterels).
The track curves past a patch of native grasses and wildflowers which is particularly interesting.
Turn right at the next fork and climb towards the freeway embankment for views to the city and the Salt Lake system and descend towards the lake, passing the toilets and back to the BBQ shelter.