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Warrandyte State Park, Melbourne

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State Park Wildlife Area
Warrandyte State Park is a state park, located in Warrandyte, east of Melbourne, Victoria on the banks of the Yarra River and surroundings. The park comprises 586 hectares of remnant bushland in various locations throughout Warrandyte and Wonga Park around Pound Bend, Fourth Hill, Black Flat, Yarra Brae and various other locations in the area. It hosts many significant geographical, environmental, archaeological and historical sites, such as the site of the first gold discovery in Victoria in 1851 and preserves the sites of former gold mines and tunnels. It is a popular destination for school and community groups and is frequented by local bush walkers and hikers.Land now occupied by the park was initially occupied by Indigenous Australians of the Wurundjeri nation. After European settlement, gold was discovered in Warrandyte, and the area was mined for a number of years. Frequent clearing had at one stage removed all the vegetation in the area, and bushfires have erased much of the recent human architectural history of the area. However, they have ensured the health of the bushland and reduced the impact of human settlements, enabling the vegetation to recover throughout the 20th century. The major threats to the park's ecology are introduced species of flora and fauna such as foxes, rabbits, dogs and cats. Being located close to suburban settlements, backburning is regularly undertaken within the park to minimise risk of bushfires.
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  • Great for families and friends, took the children for a walk, photo shoot and it was just beautiful. Recommend to all.  more »
  • 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. Easil...  more »
  • 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. ...  more »
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  • It's a lovely area. It would be so much better if they catered for mountain bike riders and allowed construction of some single track trails.
  • A great state Park to visit. Lots of parking. You. Can visit the pound. Bend tunnel here.
  • Really nice place to go for a walk along the river bank. There are some coffee shops along the way that you can stop at. If you have a dog you can sit outside with it at the table while your have your coffee.
  • Take a walk along the river path. On a hot day there are numerous swimming spots. Great for picnics and the scenery is stunning. Lots of shade from the native gums and dog friendly.
  • Beautiful scenery. Tranquil walks next to the river. Parking available. What more do you want from a park?

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