|Signage next to the main billabong on the access track|
These pix show the (now dry!) Banyule Billabongs, within the Banyule Flats Reserve, part of the Yarra Parklands.
The main (large) Billabong is fenced,overgrown with weeds, invasive vegetation, and trees. Access is via a foot track through a gate opposite the Banyule Swamp. This allows exploration of the area - the embankment can be followed for most of the circumferance.
In the agricultural era, it was a watering place for grazing cattle. An old "Southern Cross" windmill is located next to the Yarra, which was originally used to pump water to the Billabongs.
The smaller unfenced billabong is nearby.
My visit was a 2 km hike on May 3, 2015.
|The bottom ol f the main billabong|
|The smaller billabong|
|The old viewing area|
|Map of route|
|Gate on the fence - billabong at rear|
|Track to the billabongs|
|The small billabong|
|Gate to the main billabong enclosure|
|At the old observation platform|