Yellow Gum Park, located in the Melbourne suburb of Plenty, is a must see destination. The park offers a short bush walk track on gravel, a large picnic area with tables and a barbecue, toilets, Blue Lake, and beautiful views of Plenty river.
The best time to visit is a warm summer's day. As you trek the 2 kilometre round bush walking track, you will come across Blue Lake.
This lake is a quarry that is no longer in use. However, is it now the perfect spot to cool off on a hot day, as it the go to swimming spot for many locals.
The 25 minute trek does have some inclines that make it a little bit harder, but this is rewarded by some great views of Plenty River and wildlife, such as native birds, from a range of vantage points.
Make sure you pack plenty of water, sunscreen, picnic lunch, and maybe even your swimmers to go and enjoy the outdoors for a day. It is well worth it.