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...
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Koornong Bushland Hike, Warrandyte State Park
A special free school operated in the area between 1939 and 1948, and the land was originally owned by the Frencham Family.
I visited Koorong on Tuesday afternoon October 4, 2011, for a 4 km hike.
My walk started at a gated fire management track off a small car park at Koornong Crescent - there is a swimming area here and a canoe launching beach.
I followed the fire track along the cliff top, overlooking the gorge, until it made a sharp left hand turn. At this point, an unsigned foot-track was followed for about 100 m to a view point overlooking the river, at the confluence of the Pigeon Bank Creek.
Directly opposite is Blue Tongue Point - the Yarra here is known as Blue Tongue Bend, as it makes a big sweeping turn.
There were excellent views of the Yarra from the cliff top - on the opposite bank could be seen the main walking track leading to Blue Tongue Point, which starts at the Jumping Creek Reserve.
See all of the Photos of my visit!