The closest state park to Melbourne, Warrandyte State Park is a fantastic location for bushwalkers, canoeists, birdwatchers, families out for a picnic and those who are in search of some bush peace and solitude not far from the city.
Visitors to the popular Pound Bend section of the park will find a delightful picnic area set amongst the manna gums that line the Yarra River. Facilities include toilets, canoe launching ramp and access to easy walking trails for visitors with limited mobility.
Jumping Creek also provides picnicking opportunities close to the Yarra River, includes picnic tables, a shelter and toilets. For those more adventurous, launch a canoe or enjoy the river views from the walking trails.
Fourth Hill is known for its colourful spring flower wildflower display.
If you're up for a challenge, then the Mount Lofty Circuit Walk (4.7 kilometre, 2.5 hours circuit) is for you. The walk takes you upstream along the river corridor before ascending steeply to the highest point in Warrandyte State Park (Mount Lofty).
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. Before your visit, please check the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website for updated changes of conditions and familiarise yourself with important bushfire safety information to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable. For information about fires, Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au