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. You can 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 magnificent, panoramic views across the dam and look back over the walls’ edge to the gardens below.
There are plenty of facilities too – free wood and electric barbecues, picnic tables, a playground and toilets.
Address: Maroondah Hwy, Healesville VIC 3777
Ph: 13 19 63
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, Brush and Ringtail Possums, Sugar and Yellow-bellied Gliders and Tawny Frogmouths.
1 December to 31 January – 8:00am to 9:00pm
1 February to end of daylight savings (first Sunday in April) – 8:00am to 8:00pm
End of daylight savings (first Sunday in April) to 30 April – 8:00am to 6:00pm
1 May to 31 August – 8:00am to 5:00pm
1 September to start of daylight savings (first Sunday in October) – 8:00am to 6:00pm
Start of daylight savings (first Sunday in October) to 30 November – 8:00am to 8:00pm