Gorge Waterway

posted on Jan 09

It may be only January, but the first signs of spring are already making themselves known. Out for a walk today I noticed several rhododendrums in blossom, polyanthus and snowdrops are blooming and many shrubs and trees are already showing their buds, just waiting for a few warm and sunny days before bursting into blossom.

Winter isn?t over yet, but it?s good to see that spring isn?t too far away. One special place that I like to walk at this time of the year is along the Gorge Waterway. There?s a well-paved route that winds along a route, adjacent to the Upper Gorge Inlet, it is lined by well-maintained gardens and grassy areas that, in the height of spring and summer, offer a palette of colour against the blue water of the waterway.

On the western shore of the Upper Gorge Inlet sits the Gorge Kinsmen Park which, in the early 1900?s housed a Japanese Tea House where Victorian?s would gather to sip tea while admiring the beauty of the Gorge Waterway. Today the Tea House is no longer there, but it is still a pleasant place to enjoy the pleasures of the park, including a small sandy beach where children can paddle in the water.

The Gorge Waterway is just one of the many beautiful and easy walks that can be enjoyed around our gorgeous Garden City, and it?s only a 5 minute drive from Victoria?s city centre.