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Monday, October 18, 2010

Exploring Maroondah Reservoir Park in early Spring

Maroondah Reservoir Park is 60 km east of Melbourne.

The Reservoir was completed in 1927, by damming the original Watt's River. The area below the wall was landscaped in the early English tradition, creating a different character from that of most of Melbourne's reservoir parks which have concentrated on native trees and plants. Later development saw picnic areas developed with the native bush and the two forms are at once harmonious and interesting. The historic valve house and classical temple-like structure of the outlet tower reinforce the old world element.

I visited the Park on Sunday October 17, 2010, completing the 3 km Forest and Lookout Circuit Track, with excellent views of the surrounding mountains, the Reservoir, and the beautiful gardens.

The Park is the home of many Australian White Ibis - take care, as they will steal your lunch!

Enjoy your visit - please come back soon!

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1 comment:

  1. Junipergirl9:24 PM

    I visit here regularly whenever I get stressed out. I always return home with a big smile on my face. Living only a 10 minute walk away helps! Great pics, Bob!