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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!

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