About the Author
- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...
Friday, January 22, 2010
Exploring the Timber Bushland Reserve, Warrandyte State Park
On Thursday afternoon January 21, 2010, I went over to the little known Timber Bushland Reserve, Warrandyte State Park, 20 km east of the Melbourne CBD.
I parked at the junction of Webb St and gated Pigtail Track.
I then followed this track, which is also a bridle trail, descending to the junction of Boundary Track and Pigtail Rd, passing another access gate at the end of Harding Rd.
I returned, via a 1 km detour along the rarely used South Hill Track, passing the former diggings area.
The Timber Bushland was added to the Park in 1981, and gold prospecting was carried out here in the years 1880s to the 1930s. Sadly, I didn't find any nuggets!
I met a prospector from year 1930 on Pigtail Track - he had come through the time portal!
All this was about 4 km, much of it on stony, steep, dry, and rocky fire management tracks, on a very hot day over 30 degrees!
There was a change in altitude from 98 m to 142 m.
There was a good view near the summit of South Hill towards the Yarra Ranges and Mt St Leonard.
Residential properties adjoin the Reserve.
See all of the Photos of my visit!