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Environment

Vegetation

Upper Yarra Reservoir Park has a vast range of indigenous eucalypt species which include:

  • Manna Gum
  • Grey Gum
  • Messmate
  • Peppermint
  • Silvertop
  • Stringybark
  • Candlbark Gum
  • Wattle Silver
  • Cinnamon and Myrtle Wattle
  • Prickly Currant bush
  • Common Ground-fern
  • Rough Tree-fern.

There are many other indigenous species including grevilleas and banksias. The park also has West Australian flowering gums and numerous exotic species such as pinoaks, English oaks, Italian poplars, white poplars, golden elm, European ash, also coniferous trees such as Douglas Firs, California Redwoods, Golden Monterey Cypress and Himalayan Cedar and Colorado Spruce.

Animals

Many nocturnal animals, such as Greater Gliders, Sugar Gliders, possums, bats and owls inhabit the park. Swamp Wallabies, wombats, Samba Deer,  fish and kookaburras are also common. 

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