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Address: Melbourne, Victoria 3113, Australia
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The Warrandyte State Park is the closest state park to Melbourne. It is a...

The Warrandyte State Park is the closest state park to Melbourne. It is a haven for picnickers, bushwalkers, canoeists, birdwatchers and those who enjoy peace and solitude. The landscape is dominated by the Yarra River as it winds through the Warrandyte Gorge. The hills around Warrandyte have a distinctive bluish-green hue, typical of the Red Box foliage common in the area.

The park consists of a number of different sections, each with its own attractions. Jumping creek has a large recreational area with wood barbeques, picnic tables, toilets and information shelter. Some wood is provided but it is advisable to bring your own. There is also a canoe launch at this reserve. Pound Bend is another picnic area with tables, toilets, great views and a good chance of seeing Koalas in the trees. There are also a number of easy walks for visitors throughout the park.

The park is 24km north-east of Melbourne. Access is mainly via sealed roads; Warrandyte Road, Research-Warrandyte Road and Ringwood-Warrandyte Road. Mountain bikes are permitted within the park but must remain on management vehicle only tracks.

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Beautiful Stroll with a gorgeous town

A fantastic walking area with beautiful views, the local shops make for a great coffee stop and lunch break whilst taking in the surroundings

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Imogen M
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic walking area with beautiful views, the local shops make for a great coffee stop and lunch break whilst taking in the surroundings

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This is big but an average park.You can go for a walk with the family and friends. The Aborigines lived here before.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is one reason why Melbourne is such a beautiful place. The Yarra River runs through this area. Park your car in Warrandyte town and take a stroll down the built pathway. The ambiance is absolutely delightful. If you need to get a coffee or a bite to eat - there are a few great cafes and restaurants to choose... More 

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Thank Yauming
Warrandyte, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Situated along the Yarra River, the park offers serene walking trails where you are 95% sure of seeing kangaroos, you may glimpse a hairy nose wombat and a cheeky echidna. A relic from the mining days is the tunnel that passes under the road, spilling into an inviting "beach type area", safe for family water activities.Enjoy the bush, respect it... More 

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Thank Wayne201456
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a well frequented walk along the banks of the Yarra. Good for all ages as it is a flat easy to access walk with car parks dotted alongside. Lots of people bring their dogs for a walk here. You can see ducks and other birds on the river

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Thank EmilyFS
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Having lunch by the river which is part of the larger Warrandyte State Park is absolutely beautiful. Warrandyte town and the river is a lot more accessible then the state park and has lots more to do and more places to eat too. But the state park has its advantages too but it's for the more adventurous and you will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is "walking trail" is at the eastern end of the Warrandyte State Park and follows the Yarra River and then takes a reasonable climb up to the top of Mount Lofty providing beautiful panoramic views of the Yarra Valley & the river below. You should allow an hour for the round trip back to the carpark (which is at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very close to Melbourne and a perfect place to spend a saturday or sunday. Gives you a chance to get close to nature with many spots available to unpack your picnic basket and just relax.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We caught the 906 bus from the city to Warrandyte bridge and then walked into the state park via Tills drive to Black Flat. Our return hike was just over 12km much of it along the very edge of the Yarra river. We walked up to Blue Tongue Flat and back. Beautiful, peaceful as largely on our own on a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went walking this morning in Warrandyte State Park. Walked the Mt Lofty Trail at the eastern end of the Park. Very pleasant walk along the banks of the Yarra River; then a steep climb to the top of the hill with views of Mt Dandenong to the south and Yarra Ranges to the east. The 4.6 km walk took 2... More 

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