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Cardinia Reservoir Park

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Great peaceful breakfast

Took the family to Cardinia reservoir park for a picnic for morning tea and it was amazing. So many... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
glenellis16
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Melbourne, Australia
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come and see the kangaroos

nice spot to escape the city and get back too nature. one of the better spots to see kangaroos near... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2017
JohnG3121
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Cardinia Reservoir Park is a great place for a family day out. The open parklands, picnic and barbecue areas and native bushland are abounding with native wildlife and flora. Have a picnic among the trees, enjoy panoramic views of the park from the...more
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Wellington Road, Victoria, Australia
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613131963
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you come on a weekday, you will find absolute quiet n peace. Kangaroos come out from the bushes early morning and before dusk - so we didn’t see any around 11am-ish.

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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Took the family to Cardinia reservoir park for a picnic for morning tea and it was amazing. So many kangaroos grazing on the grass (we were first in the park at 8am) and wonderful facilities too. The playground is entertaining for children. Plenty of open...More

Thank glenellis16
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

nice spot to escape the city and get back too nature. one of the better spots to see kangaroos near city. the nearby aura vale lake is lovely

2  Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

It is awesome to see kangaroos roaming around in the park on their own. You see them run around without any fear in their normal habitat. Best time to visit is either early morning (dawn) or at dusk when they are hungry and looking for...More

3  Thank Yunus D
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Plenty of kangaroos pretty much all the time. Great to take new comers to Australia that need a quick fix for kangaroos.

Thank mhawks
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I had been at Puffing Billy Railway and aside from the exercise of getting back to the (delayed) departure at Gembrook, I had been sitting down all day. I came to the Cardinia Reservoir Park because it was listed as having a kangaroo viewing trail....More

Thank sjcsystems
Reviewed December 17, 2016

My reason for visiting the reservoir was to capture my first sight of kangaroos in the wild. I was told I will see them if I go later on in the day just before dusk. I was not disappointed, My first sighting in the distance...More

Thank Mahal2013
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Great place to take a walk over the dam wall while enjoying the views of the surrounding hills or the parkland below the wall.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Very Peaceful and lots of kangaroos to see! There is parking space, and a picnic area. Lots of greenery and hills.

Thank Tara S
Reviewed August 16, 2016

It is possible to drive to several areas of the park giving great views over the reservoir. Lots of kangaroos and other wild life to watch. No refreshments but Emerald is just up the road with a good selection of food and drink outlets.

Thank normans28
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savanna1971
December 18, 2016|
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Response from ParksVictoria | Property representative |
Hi Savanna19. Thanks for getting in touch. The wood fuelled barbecues at Crystal Brook and Kangaroo Flat are now out of service. The small charcoal barbecues at Crystal Brook are still availalble. Bring your own... More
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Melsy101
December 3, 2016|
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Response from ParksVictoria | Property representative |
Hi Melsy101, Thanks for checking - yes Cardinia Reservoir will be open Christmas day. The main gate from 9.00am - sunset, and the Red Hill Road gate from 9.00am - 5.00pm. Enjoy your visit!
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