Accessibility Information Access to the river from the carpark at Fourth Hill is quite rough. There are two square accessible picnic tables close to the river. Both have roll under sides for wheelchair access. The Gold History walks are narrow, unformed tracks and are not wide enough for a standard …
Warrandyte State Park
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Change of conditions
- Track resurfacing and drainage upgrade works are being conducted on many tracks in Warrandyte State Park between Monday 29 April to Friday 14 June 2013. Visitors are advised to use caution and stay well clear of operating machinery. Newly formed surfaces may be slippery, particularly after rainfall.
at Warrandyte State Park
Friday 26 April, 2013 |
The closest state park to Melbourne, Warrandyte is a haven for picnickers, bushwalkers, canoeists, birdwatchers and those who enjoy peace and solitude.
The lightly wooded 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.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
Popular things to do
Open woodlands, old mine diggings, a meandering riverside track and varied birdlife are some of the main features of Black Flat.
Jumping Creek has a large recreational area with wood barbecues, picnic tables, toilets and an information shelter. Some wood is provided but it is advisable to bring your own. For those who enjoy getting out on the river, there is a canoe launch at this reserve. Jumping Creek is also …
Several relics of the gold mine boom remain amongst old mines. A poppet head stands near the information shelter. An excellent history of the area is provided on the information shelter. There is a self-guided walk of the area that forms part of the broader Gold Heritage Walk. Horse …
Pound Bend has a delightful picnic area with tables, toilets, a canoe launching ramp and great views of the river. There are easy walks and tracks around this area. Suggested walk Pound Bend River Walk(3.5km, 1-1.5hrs return) This short walk leaving from the picnic area will lead you …
Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963
- Heritage story - Warrandyte (PDF File 220.0 KB)
- Park note - Warrandyte State Park (PDF File 780.9 KB)
- Park note - Warrandyte State Park - Gold Heritage Walk (PDF File 679.3 KB)
- Park note - Warrandyte State Park - Horse riding (PDF File 1.3 MB)
- Park note - Warrandyte State Park - Jumping Creek Nature Trail (PDF File 960.7 KB)
- Warrandyte State Park Management Plan (PDF File 1.7 MB)
- Rowing Launch
- Gravel carpark
09 May 2013
About 120,000 birds arrived at Victorian wetlands during early spring from as far afield as Siberia and Japan. More than 30,000 of them take up residence in the Port Phillip areas of Cheetham Wetlands, Werribee, Swan Bay, Edwards Point and Mud Island. The birds rest and feed during the Northern hemisphere winter, …