Yarra River but not like in the city, the place I'm going to tell you about is super special. Yarra River, Bourchiers Road, Kangaroo Ground. This is about a 30 min drive to absolute paradise. The sort of place that makes you wish you could paint. For perfect swimming/picnic spot and yes the best…
This far out of the city the river is simply beautiful. There are numerous spots to swim, walk, fish and is a matter of driving around and finding a site that suits your needs. Some parts of the river can be quite fast flowing and deep. Please, be careful whenever entering water. Ensure children are…
Feel like a lovely walk. Stroll a few minutes to the Yarra river and enjoy the scenic walk which takes you to the botanical gardens or straight into the Melbourne CBD.
Great area for a walk, run or bicycle ride. Also great spot for a bbq or picnic
“The 1000 Steps Walk is an institution for fitness enthusiasts across Melbourne. Making the 3km trek one of the most popular spots in the Dandenong Ranges. Experience filtered sunlight through the Tree Ferns and Manna Gum as you make your way up. There is always a range of native wildlife to enjoy along the way from birdlife to even the odd Lyrebird. Created in the early 1900s, the 1000 Steps Walk was originally made from the trunks of tree ferns laid along the wetter areas of the track to make the 290 metre ascent somewhat easier. These have been replaced by a combination of wooden steps and concrete section overtime to ensure that the track can cater for users year round in all weather. ”
“Established in 1882, from the creation of a small reserve near Ferntree Gully, the Park has grown to some 3500ha, and is famous for its Mountain Ash Trees (the tallest flowering tree in the world) and lush fern gullies. The Park is interspersed with small villages, roads and houses the legacy of the regions time a timber harvesting area to support the development of Melbourne in the 1800’s. The Park is home to crystal clear streams, waterfalls and creeks and has an extensive network of the walking trails that allow you to access all the special and secret spots. With many a picnic ground to be found. Kookaburras, cockatoos, crimson rosellas and other native birds call this place home. Including the Superb Lyrebird, who thanks to the efforts of volunteers groups such as the Sherbrooke Lyrebird Study group now have a healthy population across the Park, from its days where numbers were critically low numbers for this shy bird that mimics the sounds of the bush, and is also found on the Australian 10 cent coin. The park provides and overwhelming connection for visitors to nature. Its proximity to Melbourne has meant that for centuries it has remained a place that is very accessible for people to reconnect with the natural environment in such a breathtakingly beautiful place.”