Warrandyte State Park, Melbourne

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#20 of 49 in Parks in Melbourne
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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  • March 19, 2017
    Great for families and friends, took the children for a walk, photo shoot and it was just beautiful. Recommend to all.  more »
  • October 7, 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. Easil...  more »
  • September 12, 2016
    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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  • September 3, 2017
    Beautiful serene place. A hidden treasure waiting to be explored. The greenery is breathtaking and the air so crisp. We weren't lucky enough to see any wildlife except for 2 ducks.
  • July 19, 2017
    Warrandyte offers some of the most gorgeous nature walks i have been on. Anyone who loves the trees and the sounds of birds and nature should visit
  • August 30, 2017
    Great place for a short bush walk. River, kangaroos, birds and views. Take the family or your girl.
  • August 24, 2017
    Had a great time walking around with the river close by and the natural bush setting. Plenty of nature sounds and ok facilities.
  • May 22, 2017
    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.

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