Bellbird Dell, Vermont South, is one of the 12 bushland parks within the City of Whitehorse. It is also one of the parks within Whitehorse that includes a Community Parkland Advisory Committee.
It's a 1.4 km linear park with an area of 17.5 hectares, named after the many bell birds, with some areas of remnant bush, walking trails, wetlands and ornamental lakes.
The park has two children's play grounds, many walking trails/tracks and boardwalks over the wetlands sectors. Open grassed areas with picnic tables provide places for quiet enjoyment.
Many varieties of birds and frogs can be seen and heard here and, in spring, there are wild flowers. Victoria's floral emblem the Pink Heath (Epacris impressa) can be seen growing 'wild' within the remnant areas.
For walkers the Dell offers short or long strolls but dogs must be on a leash. Main pathways are shared with cyclists.
Please refer to the Website of the Bellbird Park Advisory Committee, http://home.vicnet.net.au/~bellbird/WELCOME.HTM for comprehensive information about the history and features of the Park.
I explored this Parkland on February 16 2013, on a 3 km hike which started at the junction of Terrara Rd and George St.
Click here to see all of the Photos of my visit!
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...