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Monday, April 19, 2010

Maroondah Reservoir Park in early autumn

I visited the beautiful Maroondah Reservoir Park on Saturday afternoon April 17, 2010, 70 km east of Melbourne.

From the main car park/Henderson's picnic area, I hiked up the Maroondah Forest Trail, reaching the Lookout.

The views across the Dam, and to the surrounding mountains, were spectacular!

I descended to the top of the Spillway, then along the top of the Dam Wall, reaching the quaint Rotunda adjacent to the display boards of the history and construction of the Dam.

From there I walked down the paved terraced Rose Stairway to the Rose Garden, then to the Spillway Observation Area, around the colorful Lily Pond and Fern Grotto, then back to the car.

The present-day Watt's River starts at the outflow of the Spillway - the Dam was built over the original Watt's River in the 1920s.

This circuit hike was about 3 km in total.

The Dam from the Lookout

The Dam fromn the Dam Wall

The Spillway
See all of the Photos of my visit!

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