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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Exploring Freeland Track, Warrandyte State Park

On Sunday afternoon March 28 2010 IO went over to the Jumping Creek section of the Warrandyte State Park, 25 km east of Melbourne town.

I parked at the barbecue area on the hilltop adjacent to the road into the main picnic area.

This road is actually Freeland Rd, dating back to the early 1900s when the area was first settled by Europeans.

Ths sealed section of this road ends at the picnic ground. It continues for several km as a gated nmanagement track all the way to the old Stane Brae Homestead to the north,

I ventured into the bushland and followed a rutted firetrack through the scrub down to the junction with Freeland Track.

I checked out some old watercourses nearby, now dry, and the remains of gold diggings.

The Nature Trail enters Freeland Track at this point.

I then returned to the main picnic area - a group was fishing off the Yarra - waiting for Redfin and Perch. The resident ducks were watching with interest!

Total distance walked was about 2 km.

See all of the Photos, as well as some historical images!

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