Warrandyte State Park, Melbourne

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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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  • Hike around the bend for a chance to see a lot of kangaroos. The hike is easy and pleasant. You will come to some meadows where the kangaroos feed. See my pictures.  more »
  • Get a canoe, kayak, doughnut (high strength) drop it at where the tunnel entrance is at, make sure you don't get sucked into the tunnel! then just let the current take you around to the other side whe...  more »
  • Great for families and friends, took the children for a walk, photo shoot and it was just beautiful. Recommend to all.  more »
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  • Wow what a nice place. I had Sunday lunch with my nephew and than they took me to the State Park. Never been here before and I was pleasantly surprised. My two year old nephew loved it, he has just gotten into throwing rocks into the river and there where heaps of rocks, really good skipping ones. I had a swim around the rapids and tunnel, it was very clean and refreshing. Probably wear thongs if you have soft feet as there are lots of sharp rocks in the water. Great day.
  • so glad friend introduced me! short trip from Preston to a wonderful spot. Slippery and sharp pebbles and rocks on river beach and bed and rapids so I'd recommend wearing wet shoes for grip and comfort or old dunlop volleys.
  • What a great park. The river is jewel in the crown here. Natural landscape of gumtree and wildlife. Food for the soul
  • Great, great, great!!! Beautiful park with an interesting water fall (it is actually a hike through the rocks from the mining period). The day use is clean and well maintained. The place is gorgeous and it is worth the ride for a family lunch, trail, or just sit by the water fall and appreciate the river and view!
  • Good place to walk your dogs, no sceneries at all, I even didn’t turn on my camera, so disappointed. If you want to swim in the river with your dog and picnic, it’s a place to be.
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