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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Koornong Bushland Yarra River Walk - Warrandyte State Park

A relatively unknown 3 km (return) walk in an obscure section of the Warrandyte State Park is in the Koornong Bushland Reserve, 25 km east of the Melbourne CBD.

This section of the Park borders the Yarra River on its west, and is opposite Blue Tongue Bend.

The walk starts at a small car park and Park gate at the junction of Hamilton Rd and Koornong Crescent, North Warrandyte, reached from the the Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Rd via Osborne Rd.

The route follows an old logging track, now used for fire management, parallel to the river on the cliff top. It reaches another gate at the junction with unsealed Yarra River Court.

Follow a narrow access track to the right for about 100 metres, to a further junction, and continue downhill through forest to a high level viewpoint on a rock platform overlooking the Yarra at Blue Tongue Bend.

After viewing the river, return to the junction and turn right, following the formed track through bushland adjacent to the course of the Pigeon Bank Creek (dry at the time of my visit!)

A Boardwalk will be reached, and shortly after that the Track ends at the sealed Menzies Rd.

This walk is about 3 km and provides nice views of the Yarra from vantage points on its western border.

The Koornong Reserve is about 10 hectares, and is also known as "Frencham Land".

My visit was on Sunday November 16, 2008

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