Churchill National Park

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Churchill National Park is located 30 km’s South-east of Melbourne and joins onto Lysterfield Park.  This 271 hectare National Park offers a variety of Fire trails for Mountain Bikers or CX riders.  There are a number of climbs throughout the park, which have a high degree of difficulty.  Not only are they steep, but all of the trails are littered with gravel and traction is quite difficult.  You will need a high level of fitness, to circumnavigate the park.

Churchill National Park

Churchill National Park is famous for its 173 different species of birds.  Such as the Australian Wood Duck and the Pacific Black Duck.  Most mammals are only active at night, so if you arrive early or leave late, you might be lucky enough to see one.  The Park is also home to a large population of Wallabies & Kangaroos.  Take care when riding to keep an eye out for them.

The entrance to the Park is off Churchill Park Drive.  You can easily combine a ride around the Churchill National Park up to Lysterfield Lake.  Just be mindful that the climb out of the Churchill National Park up to Trig Point is extremely steep.  Many a cyclist has walked up it, however there are 360 degree views up the top that will make it all worthwhile.

If you haven’t visited the Churchill National Park, I would highly recommend it.


  • Entry via Churchill Park Drive, Bergins Road and Lysterfield Lake
  • 24 hour parking available on Curchill Park Drive
  • Parking is available within the park (observe gate closing times)
  • Picnic & B.B.Q facilities (next to main car park)
  • Toileting facilities (next to main car park)
  • No dogs allowed (National Park regulations)
  • Joins onto Lysterfield Lake

Click on this link for a map of the Churchill National Park from Parks Victoria.

The Churchill National Park

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    March 19, 2019 at 12:11 am


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