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“Remnants of gold mining history”

Warrandyte State Park
Ranked #155 of 425 things to do in Melbourne
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Owner description: 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.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Remnants of gold mining history”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

I like to drop by and watch the wild flowers in the late Winter and Spring (July-October) but you have to do a lot of walking to find them.

Visited April 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
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“Great for dogs”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

I bring my dog to this park every month or so and it is just perfect for them. They is so much room for them to run around and if they like water there is a river right next to the path. :D

Visited March 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“a great day out”
Reviewed March 7, 2012

a great place to take kids out in the nature and close to the city

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
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“The lovely Yarra”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

Following the bends and flow of the Yarra, this park is a lovely diversion from all the surrounding suburbs.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Wonderful Wazza.”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

The Warrandyte State Park is HUGE. The Yarra runs through it in many places. There's a heap of wildlife to be spotted (look up), koalas, kangaroos, wombats, blue tongues and all sorts of birdlife. You can canoe down the river, walk the tracks, swim and check out one of the prettiest towns. There's lots of picnic and play areas. It is often used for movie and TV locations. The gums are breathtaking. On foggy mornings when the sun breaks through the trees, you can just stop and relax and take it all in. It is a serene and spectacular place, with a rich gold mining history. Be sure to check out the Pound Bend Tunnel.

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