The closest state park to Melbourne, Warrandyte is a haven for picnickers, bushwalkers, canoeists, birdwatchers and those who enjoy peace and solitude. Mountain bikes are permitted within the park but must remain on management vehicle only tracks.
The lightly wooded landscape is dominated by the Yarra River as it winds through the Warrandyte Gorge. The hills around Warrandyte have a distinctive bluish-green hue, typical of the Red Box foliage common in the area.
There's a good chance of seeing koalas in the trees at Pound Bend Reserve, while kangaroos and other wildlife are not uncommon in sections of the park.
Dogs are not permitted in Warrandyte State Park except on lead at Norman, Taroona and Koornong Reserves.
Popular walks through the Warrandyte State Park
- Black Flat Walk (Starts at end of Tills Drive - about 1 hour)
- Fourth Hill Walk (about 1 hour 30 mins)
- Pound Bend Walk (20 mins - 1 hour)
- Mount Lofty (1.5 hours)