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Launching Place Reserve

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, Wickhams Road

Launching Place Reserve is a nature-enthusiast’s paradise. The reserve is home to numerous species of eucalyptus trees, with the silverleaf stringy bark and narrow leaf peppermint varieties being the most common. To a great extent, the availability of these trees within the reserve has contributed significantly to the growth and proliferation of the timber industry in the Yarra Valley.

Visitors to the reserve will quickly note the diversity of life within the reserve as you will easily spot a nubmer 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. If you are looking for other kinds of accommodation in the Yarra Valley, click the link below for the best accommodation deals.

Wickhams Rd
Launching Place, VIC

Operating Hours
24 Hours

1300 368 333

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Friday 12/07 10%
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Tomorrow 12/08 20%
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Sunday 12/09 80%
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