We went for a walk along Gardiners Creek in the Glen Iris wetlands section. It was an early Spring afternoon with a little sun, and it was nice to see the ducks and other waterbirds enjoying life. Quite a few humans were out, too, on their bikes (this is part of the Gardiners Creek trail), walking their dogs, jogging or just walking and sitting (we came into this category).
The area was developed after the freeway was built. There's bit of a background hum of traffic - even though there are sound absorbing walls - but it's not over-whelming.