The Maroondah Reservoir is located in the township of Healesville, just 70 minutes east of Melbourne. As one of the stunning locations in the upper Yarra Valley, the Maroondah Reservoir Park is often visited by a huge amount of day trippers, picnickers and hikers.
Maroondah Reservoir Park & Lookout Address, Healesville
When it comes to wildlife watching, there are plenty of species to see. Commonly found animals and birds are the king’s parrot, galahs, cockatoos, wombats, possums, wallabies and echidnas. The brushtail and ringtail possums are seen in abundance after sunset and you may also come across some yellow-bellied gliders and frogmouths if you have a keen eye.
In spring, the park boasts an explosion of colour as the wildflower plants blossom. In addition to the native plants, a number of exotic plants are also found here. There are plenty of well-defined walks around the park including:
The Lookout Track: 1km track, takes approx 30 minutes, moderate difficulty. This track starts at the information centre and walks to the top of the dam wall.
Maroondah Forest Track: 800m track, takes approx 15 minutes, moderate difficulty. This track connects the Lookout to Henderson’s Picnic Area.
Scenic Views Track: 1.3km track, takes approx 30 minutes, easy. Starting at the top carpark, this walk takes you to the top of the dame wall.
Henderson’s Hill Track: 1.4km track, takes approx 40 minutes. moderate difficulty. Starting at Henderson’s Picnic Area the walk climbs up a hill and back down to an access road.
There is a carpark on site as well as picnic facilities which include five picnic rotundas, gas BBQs, picnic tables, a playground, toilets and an information shelter.
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