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“Good day or night out.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Warrandyte State Park

Warrandyte State Park
Ranked #137 of 389 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.
Warrandyte, Australia
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“Good day or night out.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is one of the closest areas to Melbourne City where you get a real feel for the bush. The Yarra River still looks like a wild bush river and there is plenty of wildlife to be seen, from kangaroos and koalas to echidnas and birds. Warrandyte Township is also becoming a bit of a Foodies Hub with plenty of places for a nice breakfast, lunch and especially dinner.

I live in the area so I might be biased, but if you want to spend the day away from the hustle and bustle of the city, visit Warrandyte and Warrandyte State Park.

Visited October 2013
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“The real Wararndyte”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

You are assured of seeing Kangaroos when you visit the Warrandyte State park, particularly at Pound Bend. Cockatoos, parrots and other birdlife is abundant. Koala spotting is an enjoyable way of spending your time at Pound Bend. Highly Recommend.

Visited October 2013
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“Lovely natural setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Great for few hours walk along river and browse of little shops, delicious bakery and kids play area...

Visited July 2013
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“nice spot for a quiet walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

pound bend is interesting, with lots of kangaroos, womats etc.
whipstick gully has some interesting gold mines.

Visited May 2013
Thank andrew1971Melbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
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“The Little Park”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

An interesting riverside park that could do with some development of the trails, signposting, points of interest etc.

Visited January 2013
Thank peter s
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