Upper Yarra Reservoir near Warburton is the major water supplier for the Yarra Valley and Melbourne. It is also a beautiful nature spot with adjoining manicured gardens and amazing picnic areas.
Lying at the uppermost region of the Yarra River, this scenic reservoir is the perfect spot for some magnificent sightseeing, scenic walks, picnicking and camping.
Upper Yarra Reservoir Park, Camping Grounds & Fishing Map
Explore the acres of sprawling lush forest and enjoy the appealing scenery of the waterways, greenery and the surrounding townships from the viewpoints at the Upper Yarra Reservoir Park. There are two popular walking tracks within the parklands: The Fern Gully Track which is an easy 1km loop; and the Batts Creek Track, a 1.5km return trip. Dogs are permitted in the park but must be kept on a lead at all times.
Take the scenic fern gully trails and discover the true beauty of the Yarra Valley as you pass through a set of pathways with several charming vantage points and locations. Walk to the lookouts of Brimbonga Walking trail and enjoy the awe-inspiring water flow to the outlet of the reservoir’s basin. Also, check out the historic McVeigh’s Water Wheel, which was once the chief power generator and supplier for the McVeigh’s Hotel.
The area also has camping spaces and visitors will need to make reservations by calling the park office prior to camping. In summer, a large number of school children come here for picnicking, excursions and camping. Campers are strictly advised to follow the signs that clearly show no-entry to the catchments. Facilities include toilets, pay phone, large wet weather hall, hot water, camp kitchen, picnic tables and barbecues.
You can enjoy walking, sightseeing, camping and bushwalking within the park however; fishing at the reservoir is strictly prohibited. Group visitors are always advised to consider advance booking at least two weeks before their visit to the reservoir park.
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