Date of Walk: 31/05/2009
Length (km): 2 km
Time (hrs/min): 45 mins
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Park: Warrandyte State Park
Closest Town: Warrandyte
Ascent: approx. 28 m (according to MapMyWalk.com)
Maximum Height: approx. 73 m (according to MapMyWalk.com)
Map: Available in the ParkWeb Park Note: Warrandyte State Park – Jumping Creek Nature Trail (NOTE: Sections of track that appear to run alongside the management vehicle track don’t seem to actually exist, so just walk along the management vehicle track and keep an eye out for the signed walking tracks to continue along)
Further Details / Source(s): ParkWeb Park Note: Warrandyte State Park – Gold Heritage Trail.
Getting There: Access is via Jumping Creek Road, Warrandyte. The entry to Jumping Creek Picnic Ground is well-signed (Melways Ref: 24 A9).
Nearby: Mount Lofty is by far the most popular place for a Warrandyte walk, followed closely by Pound Bend. Black Flat and the Warrandyte Gold Heritage Walk are also worth a look. In the warmer months, you might even want to consider a kayaking tour on the nearby Yarra River.
Comments: The walk begins at the north side of the carpark. I recommend starting along the track closest to the river. All junctions are well-signed but my only confusion (as I mentioned above) was where the walking track on the map appears to follow alongside the management vehicle track. There is actually no walking track alongside the vehicle track so I just walked on the vehicle track until I saw signs pointing out the walking track.
This is one of the nicer spots I’ve been along the Yarra River. As usual, there was lots of birdlife but I wasn’t lucky enough to see any other animals such as the wombats and swamp wallabies that mentioned in the Park Note.
The Yarra River from the track
Part of the track