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View from Bridge at start of Fern Gully Track
from Ross Gerring

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  • Shower facilities at Upper Yarra Reservoir will be closed until further notice. The closure follows monitoring results which confirmed the septic treatment system does not comply with approved EPA standards. Parks Victoria will continue to monitor the performance of the septic treatment system. Note: The price of camping has been reduced to reflect the facilities closure. The toilets are unaffected. at Camping , Wednesday 29 March, 2017
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Upper Yarra Reservoir was assessed for accessibility in early 2012.

The main picnic area is McVeigh's Picnic area. Facilities include an information shelter, gas and wood fired barbecues, rotunda, toilets and picnic tables. There is a carpark nearby but there is no desigated disabled parking. There are no designated disabled toilets at McVeigh's either.

The camping area is just down from the park office. Most of the campsites are on gentle slopes however, there are several sites that are reasonably level and relatively close to the carpark, toilets and showers. Facilities include a visitor centre, toilet and shower block, sheltered gas barbecues and a wet weather hall that has basic cooking facilities. There is a unisex disabled toilet, but it does not have shower facitlities.

The short walks to the McVeigh's water wheel and the Dam Wall Lookout are both reasonably accessible.

For detailed accessibility information and photos, click on the links below to camping, walking and picnicking.

  • This park has been rated 4 stars by users
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    camping - family

    Camping Upper Yarra Reservoir Park is a great location for camping - spacious and relaxed. Facilities include toilets, pay phone, large wet weather hall, hot water, camp kitchen, picnic tables and…

  • family picnic

    Picnicking Have a picnic or barbecue in the attractive and peaceful grounds. Wood barbecues and hot water facilities are provided. The wet weather hall, that once served as the mess room…

  • walking - park

    Walking There are several delightful short walks and lookouts over and around the reservoir. Fern Gully Track 500m - - Easy (No dogs allowed) A beautiful shaded self-guided walk through tall…

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