Not Just Another Dam Park!
Maroondah Reservoir Park, or Maroondah Dam as it’s more commonly known, is located just over an hour east of Melbourne along the Maroondah Highway. If you are planning a trip to the Yarra Valley it’s a great place to stop and stretch your legs. Explore the gardens or walk the path to the top of the dam wall. The car park is situated at the base of the dam wall and from there it’s a surprisingly short walk to the top. From the wall you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic views across the dam and look back over the walls edge to the gardens below.
Watch our video below to get a feel for the park and learn about some of the features including the time capsules.
There is plenty of wildlife to see and depending on where you walk you may catch a glimpse of any of the following: wombats, wallabies, echidnas, lyrebirds, Bronzewings, Cockatoos, Galahs, Sacred Ibis, King Parrots, Crimson Rosellas, and, in the evenings, Brushtail and Ringtail Possums, Sugar and Yellow-bellied Gliders and Tawny Frogmouths.
During daylight savings time: 8:30 AM until 8:00 PM
Non daylight savings time: 8.30 AM until 4:30 PM
There are free wood and electric barbecues, picnic tables, boiling hot water on tap for making hot drinks, play ground, toilets and walking trails.
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