Walk 003
[South East 01
]
[ 10.8 km ]

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Public Transport Access Points:
Start:
Central Railway Station
Finish:
Wolli Creek Railway Station
.

Suburbs:
Central Business District
Redfern     
Waterloo   
Alexandria   
Mascot  
Tempe  
Wolli Creek   

Airport Line - Central Station to Wolli Creek
Walk 1 of the Macarthur series which follows the route of the Airport/East Hills/Macarthur railway line. Starting from Central the walk passes through the suburbs of  Redfern,  Waterloo, Green Square, Alexandria, Mascot, Tempe and Wolli Creek. Features Prince Alfred Park, Waterloo Park, Perry Park, Alexandra Canal, Tempe Recreational Reserve and the Cooks River. 


Alexandra Canal

Quote:
"Between 1887 and 1900, Shea's Creek was excavated to form the Alexandra Canal. It was named in honour of Princess Alexandra.  It is a rare example of a 19th century canal construction, being only one of two navigable channels built in New South Wales. Its construction by unemployed relief workers during the 1890's depression was an impressive achievement taking over a decade to complete."  

(http://www.auscanal.org.au/AustralianCanals.php).