Melbourne Day Walks

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Pound Bend

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Length: 4.2 km

Time taken: 1 hour 20 minutes

Grade: Easy

Climb: 87m

Pound Bend is a bushy area around the Yarra River in Warrandyte State Park. The walk is near a made man tunnel in Yarra called Pound Bend, and the track follows the river around the river then through a large cleared area before heading back through bush to the beginning.




Maroondah Reservoir Park

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Length: 6.3  km

Time taken: 2.5 hours (including stops for photos and lunch)

Grade: Easy

Climb: 210m

This walk is a pretty circuit from Henderson’s Picnic Ground in the Maroondah Reservoir Park to Donnelly’s Weir. The walk starts by climbing up the Rose Stairway and along the dam wall before following an open aqueduct towards Donnelly’s Weir. On the way the track passes by a lookout over the Reservoir. The track then heads back along the aqueduct and diverts off towards Henderson’s Hill. At this point the track climbs steeply up to the top of Henderson’s hill, before an equally steep descent leads back down towards Henderson’s Picnic Ground.

The Dam Overflow waterfall

The Damwall

The Dam Wall

The stairs up to the top of the dam wall

Along the top of the dam wall

Maroondah Reservoir from the top of dam wall

Looking down from the dam wall

The walking bridge over the overflow area

The top of the overflow waterfall

The view of Maroondah Dam from the lookout


The aqueduct

Walking along the aqueduct

Donelly's Weir