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Yellow Gum Recreation Area


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  • Blue Lake lookout is closed until further notice. at Yellow Gum Recreation Area
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Bird watching
Short walk

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.

Accessibility Information

Picnic Area

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.

Yellow Gum path to picnic area

The picnic area is large and flat with a grass surface.

Yellow Gum grassed picnic area

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.

Yellow Gum barbecue

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.

Yellow Gum picnic 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.

Yellow Gum pavillion 

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.

Yellow Gum observation area

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.

Yellow Gum Blue Lake
Picturesque views over Blue Lake at Yellow Gum recreation area

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