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Published July 9th 2017
Giant wall in the Yarra Valley
For something completely different this weekend, take a drive along the Maroondah Highway to the Maroondah Dam.
The dam is part of the Maroondah Reservoir Park, about an hour's drive east of Melbourne on the other side of Healesville. Built in the 1920s, it was designed to supply water for the Greater Melbourne Metropolitan region.
The dam wall itself rises up tall and imposing like something designed to keep the White Walkers in Game of Thrones out. It's a short walk up to the top but it will test your calf muscles. You'll be rewarded at the lookout point with views over the reservoir. Surrounding the wall are lush and green gardens, full of native birds, roaming wombats and the occasional wallaby. The park also has picnic tables and electric barbecues to complement your enjoyable day out.