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Maroondah Reservoir Park

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Published September 3rd 2017
See the water flow at Maroondah Dam while enjoying the views
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Magnificent Views of Water and Mountains at Maroondah Dam.


Maroondah Reservoir Park more commonly known as Maroondah Dam, is situated at the far east end of Healesville, just before the road leads to the beautiful Black Spur.

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Rose Garden Stone Path


The Dam construction began in 1920 and was finally completed in 1927. It was created to provide a catchment area to provide water for Melbourne.

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The Dam Wall Bridge


The Park has several picnic areas, barbeques and rotundas and is an extremely popular destination for visitors, especially during the warmer months.

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The Dam Wall


A cute little playground is also located at the park, with several miniature building wooden cottage cubbies to play in.

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Playground and Sand Pit


A large sandpit completes the fun.

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The grounds are very picturesque


There is plenty of room for large gatherings, a kick of the footy or for the kids to just generally run wild.

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There are lots of Rotunda's and Picnic Areas located at the Park


The path to the top of the dam wall is approximately a 15 minute walk, either by stepping up the stone staircase path through the Rose Garden or the alternate bitumen path. Once you arrive at the top of the wall there is magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, the beautiful gardens, the catchment area and the overall view of the park.

This walk is called "The Lookout Track".

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Bell Rotunda


There are several other walks available at the park for varying fitness levels. All have picturesque sights with stunning views of the mountains and natural bush land.

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Great Signage!


The other tracks are as follows:

Maroondah Forest Track, 800m, 15 minutes approx. This track connects the Lookout to Henderson's Picnic Area.

Scenic Views Track: 1.3 kilometres, 30 minutes approx. This track commences at the top carpark and meanders along the stunning grounds until reaching the top of the Dam Wall.

Henderson's Hill Track: 1.4 kilometres, 40 minutes approx. This track commences from Henderson's Picnic Area via the drawbridge over the Watts River (see picture below). The track leads through the bush and reaches the top of Henderson's Hill.

This Walking Track information was sourced from the Parks website, please refer to the Parks website for any further details on distances and conditions.

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One of the more bushy Walking Track Entry Points


So in summary, when travelling to or through Healesville, please note down Maroondah Reservoir Park on your must see destinations to visit.
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Why? Family Friendly and Great Walks and Views
When: Times as specified, check website to confirm change of opening hours with each season
Phone: 131963
Where: Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Vic, 3777
Cost: Free
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