Launching Place Reserve is a quiet spot in the town of Launching Place, just 54 kilometres east of Melbourne. This is a tranquil town where visitors get some peace and quiet among nature’s biodiversity.
One of the most interesting things about the town is its unique name. History has it that the town was named after a specific location on the Yarra River where logs to be used by timber millers in Melbourne were left to float, in essence, getting launched at that point; hence “Launching Place” was born.
Launching Place Reserve Sporting Oval, Wickham Road
Visitors to the reserve will quickly note the diversity of life within the reserve as you will easily spot a number of birds as well as echidnas, wallabies and wombats.
The town of Launching place has many camping grounds where families go camping, hiking and boating along the Yarra River.