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Warrandyte State Park

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Address: Melbourne, Victoria 3113, Australia

The Warrandyte State Park is the closest state park to Melbourne. It is a...

The Warrandyte State Park is the closest state park to Melbourne. It is a haven for picnickers, bushwalkers, canoeists, birdwatchers and those who enjoy peace and solitude. The 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.

The park consists of a number of different sections, each with its own attractions. Jumping creek has a large recreational area with wood barbeques, picnic tables, toilets and information shelter. Some wood is provided but it is advisable to bring your own. There is also a canoe launch at this reserve. Pound Bend is another picnic area with tables, toilets, great views and a good chance of seeing Koalas in the trees. There are also a number of easy walks for visitors throughout the park.

The park is 24km north-east of Melbourne. Access is mainly via sealed roads; Warrandyte Road, Research-Warrandyte Road and Ringwood-Warrandyte Road. Mountain bikes are permitted within the park but must remain on management vehicle only tracks.

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Gorgeous place

Great for families and friends, took the children for a walk, photo shoot and it was just beautiful. Recommend to all.

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great for families and friends, took the children for a walk, photo shoot and it was just beautiful. Recommend to all.

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We used to come here very often since my fiance was working in this wonderful area! Beautiful riverside locations at Jumping Creek Reserve. Wood-fired BBQs, toilets, picnic tables, nature walks. Easily launch a canoe, if you have one. We even had a chance to meet couple of lamas out there!

Thank KarolaRS
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Warrandyte State park is a lovely environment close to the city for a day trip, picnic and some great walks. The Yarra river winds its way through this park, making it incredibly scenic and relaxing. Paths are well defined and in good condition.

1 Thank Melissa R
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

A fantastic walking area with beautiful views, the local shops make for a great coffee stop and lunch break whilst taking in the surroundings

Thank Imogen M
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This is big but an average park.You can go for a walk with the family and friends. The Aborigines lived here before.

Thank SE s
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is one reason why Melbourne is such a beautiful place. The Yarra River runs through this area. Park your car in Warrandyte town and take a stroll down the built pathway. The ambiance is absolutely delightful. If you need to get a coffee or a bite to eat - there are a few great cafes and restaurants to choose... More 

Thank Yauming
Warrandyte, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Situated along the Yarra River, the park offers serene walking trails where you are 95% sure of seeing kangaroos, you may glimpse a hairy nose wombat and a cheeky echidna. A relic from the mining days is the tunnel that passes under the road, spilling into an inviting "beach type area", safe for family water activities.Enjoy the bush, respect it... More 

1 Thank Wayne201456
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

This is a well frequented walk along the banks of the Yarra. Good for all ages as it is a flat easy to access walk with car parks dotted alongside. Lots of people bring their dogs for a walk here. You can see ducks and other birds on the river

Thank EmilyFS
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Having lunch by the river which is part of the larger Warrandyte State Park is absolutely beautiful. Warrandyte town and the river is a lot more accessible then the state park and has lots more to do and more places to eat too. But the state park has its advantages too but it's for the more adventurous and you will... More 

Thank Patrick L
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is "walking trail" is at the eastern end of the Warrandyte State Park and follows the Yarra River and then takes a reasonable climb up to the top of Mount Lofty providing beautiful panoramic views of the Yarra Valley & the river below. You should allow an hour for the round trip back to the carpark (which is at... More 

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