Accessibility Information There is no designated disabled parking in the small gravel carpark of Yellow Gum recreation area. The surface of the carpark is made up of course stones that can be up to 25 millimetres in diameter. Entry to the picnic ar ea is through a gate. There are…
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Yellow Gum Recreation Area
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- Blue Lake lookout is closed until further notice. Tuesday 23 April, 2013
Yellow Gum Park offers spectacular views of the Plenty River and the surrounding park.
Enjoy bird and wildlife watching, bushwalking, picnicking and barbecuing in natural surrounds.
Try your luck at fishing in Blue Lake. Ensure you bring your own bait and have a current Victorian Amateur Fishing Licence.
Yellow Gum has toilets, electric barbecues and picnic shelters.
Access to the picnic area from the carpark is along a gravel path that has an approximate slope of 1 in 14 for about 80 metres.
The picnic area is large and flat with a grass surface.
There are several electric barbecues with a working height of 850 millimetres. The barbecues are located on a concrete slab that is a metre wide on all sides. They are operated by a small, recessed, push-button switch.
The picnic tables are of a square design with three fixed seats and one open side to accommodate a wheelchair or people bringing their own chair for back support. The tables are located on a natural surface allowing ample room around each table.
At the rear of the picnic area is a large pavilion. It has one fixed table of the same accessible design with room for two more portable tables.
Blue Lake Observation Platform
The Yellow Gum picnic area is renown for its views over Blue Lake in the Plenty Gorge below. It can be seen from t wo viewing platforms. The upper platform is best accessed by taking the left hand road near the entry gate and then following the right hand branch below the toilet block. There is a path from the toilet block that joins the main path but its gradients exceed 1 in 10 and the surface is rough and rutted.
The upper viewing platform looks down on the lake and is a wide area of natural earth. The path to the lower platform is over 600 metres in length and has long sections with gradients in excess of 1 in 10.
Picturesque views over Blue Lake at Yellow Gum recreation area
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