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Upper Yarra Reservoir Park

View from Bridge at start of Fern Gully Track
from Ross Gerring
Ferntree Gully walk
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from Sumedha Abeywickrema
Ferntree Gully walk
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Upper Yarra Reservoir
from Tanyanan Strasser
Milky Way Galaxy
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Bird at Fern Gully Track
from Wei Jiang
Sunrise at Dam Wall of Upper Yarra Reservoir
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Tent under stars
from Wei Jiang
Fern Gully Track
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Fern Gully Track
from Wei Jiang
Upper Yarra Reservoir
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Upper Yarra Reservoir
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Flood drainage
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Change of conditions

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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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Set in the peaceful high country east of Warburton, lies the popular Upper Yarra Reservoir Park - the upper most point of the Yarra River accessible to the public. The carefully maintained gardens and picnicgrounds, encompassed by eucalypt bushland and spectacular scenery, makes visiting Upper Yarra Reservoir Park a memorable experience.

Follow the beautiful Fern Gully self-guided trail as it loops through tall eucalypt forest with a dense sheltered ferny understorey.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the reservoir and the surrounding catchment from the lookouts.

Take a stroll along the Brimbonga Walking Track to the viewing platform and watch water flow through the reservoir's outlet basin as it begins its journey to Melbourne.

Important:  Upper Yarra Reservoir Park will be closed from June 2019 to May 2021

Melbourne Water is upgrading the Upper Yarra Reservoir dam wall. The works area will encompass Upper Yarra Dam Road, Upper Yarra Reservoir Campground, day use areas, walking tracks and the reservoir embankment.

Minor works will commence in March 2019 through to June 2019. You will notice some traffic and noise during this time and some intermittent temporary closures may occur prior to the full closure of the reservoir park in June 2019 (after the Queen’s Birthday long weekend).  The park will remain closed to the public until mid-2021.

Upon completion of works public access to the park and it’s amenities will be reinstated. Some improvements will be made to the existing facilities during the closure in order to enhance the level of amenity provided in the park.

For more information on these works or to register your interest in the campground facilities upgrade please visit or contact Melbourne Water on 1800 560 622 or email

During this closure, for an alternative campground please contact Parks Victoria on 13 19 63.

Campsite bookings

Book online before your stay.

Opening times

The park is open daily. Gates open at 8:30am and close at 5:00pm, or 6:00pm during daylight savings.

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

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Popular things to do

  • Picnicking Have a picnic or barbecue in the attractive and peaceful grounds.Wood barbecues are provided.The wet weather hall, that once served…

  • Walking There are several delightful short walks and lookouts over and around the reservoir. Fern Gully Track 500m - - Easy…

  • Camping Upper Yarra Reservoir Park is a great location for camping - spacious and relaxed.Facilities include toilets, large wet weather hall,…