On Sunday afternoon November 15 2009 I went over to the Warrandyte State Park, 30 km from downtown Melbourne.
Hot day, approaching 30 degrees.
I parked at the gate at the start of Stephen Track, off Lower Homestead Rd, and climbed to the Mt Lofty Summit. Glorious views of the Park, the Yarra Gorge, the Yarra Ranges, the Dandenong Ranges, the Heritage and Country Club golf course, and the Yarra Valley.
At the summit, two other walkers appeared, who had come up from the northern end of Stephen Track. We exchanged pleasantries about the spectacular views and went on our respective ways.
I descended the steep management track down to the water point on the River, then continued along the rough foot-track through the scrub, reaching the Lookout Platform. Then, along the main gravelled track over the boardwalk to the car park, and back to my car along Lower Homestead Rd.
All this was about 2 km.
Plenty of canoeing and fishing action on the river!
See all of the Photos of my visit!