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Mt Eliza Regional Park

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published March 8th 2013
The hidden park in Mt Eliza, including a 4km bushwalk

Mt Eliza Regional Park is nicely hidden from the road and unless the Mornington Tourist Train is running, then it's very quiet. During the week you will most likely have it all to yourself.

My children love this park, we often meet friends for a picnic here. The playground is smallish, but it has all the main equipment they love, such as slide, swings, climbing frames and of course the favourite is the train, complete with a ringing bell.

You will also notice the large lake, open grass areas with picnic tables and BBQs.

Quarry Reserve Walking Circuit is a nice 1.7 km return track (not suitable for prams or wheelchairs), however there are other walking tracks with a combined distance of 4km, which starts near the picnic area of the park and crosses over at Two Bays Rd. There are lovely views over Mooroduc plains, which are well worth a look.

Mt Eliza Regional Park is apart of the old Mooroduc Quarry, which was established in 1887 and in 1888 a railway line was constructed from the quarry to the Mooroduc station. Stone from the quarry was used for constructing the railway line between Baxter and Mornington.

Another interesting fact is rock from the quarry was used to build the stables and garden beds of Cruden Farm.

The quarry was closed in 1961 due to flooding and it became a very popular swimming hole. The community worked together to create what it is today, and the escarpment is recognised and listed on the National Trust of Australia.

The flora and fauna is very unique as there are 3 different types of vegetation. Volunteers fromLand Care have a working bee every 4th Sunday of the month from 10am. All are welcome.

Mount Eliza Regional Park and Moorooduc Quarry are popular for walking, gardening, picnics and more. It was very popular for rock climbing and abseiling but has since been prohibited. Dogs are permitted on leash, and there is a leash free area within the park.

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Why? To enjoy the views from the lookout
When: All year round
Phone: 0434847311
Where: Corner of Two Bays Rd and Mooroduc Hwy
Cost: Free
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Another interesting fact, the quarry was the location for shooting the film Frog Dreaming in 1986, and a few episodes of Neighbours were filmed there too in the 80's
by sharo (score: 0|2) 3735 days ago
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