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Warrandyte State Park, Melbourne

Categories: State Parks, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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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  • A fantastic walking area with beautiful views, the local shops make for a great coffee stop and lunch break whilst taking in the surroundings 
  • This is big but an average park.You can go for a walk with the family and friends. The Aborigines lived here before. 
  • 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 absolutel...  read more »
  • We love coming for walks and swimming in this beautiful bushland. The yarra meanders through the bush and birdlife and animals abound. It's a great place to come and see wild kangaroos too.
  • Great place for dog walking and swimming. Highly recommend!
  • Great for dog walking, but beware snakes in summer
  • 30 min from Melbourne. Nice nature park with kangaroos and birds.
  • Very pretty walks in this area
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