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Official site for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Address: Woods Point Rd, Warburton, Victoria 3799
Freecall: 131 963
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/upper-yarra-reservoir-park
Set in the peaceful high country east of Warburton, lies the popular Upper Yarra Reservoir Park - the upper most point of the Yarra River accessible to the public. The carefully maintained gardens and picnicgrounds, encompassed by eucalypt bushland and spectacular scenery, makes visiting Upper Yarra Reservoir Park a memorable experience.Follow the beautiful Fern Gully self-guided trail as it loops through tall eucalypt forest with a dense sheltered ferny understorey.Enjoy breathtaking views of the reservoir and the surrounding catchment from the lookouts.Take a stroll along the Brimbonga Walking Track to the viewing platform and watch water flow through the reservoir's outlet basin as it begins its journey to Melbourne.Before you goConditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
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Upper Yarra Reservoir Park is located off Woods Point Road about 24 kilometres east of Warburton (Melway 410 U1).
-5:00pmOpen until 6:00pm during daylight savings (Nov - Mar)
HeritageUpper Yarra Reservoir is the third largest of Melbourne's water storage reservoirs. It has a capacity of 200,000 megalitres (200,000,000,000 litres). The dam wall is 90 metres high, 610 metres long and was completed in 1957. Upper Yarra Reservoir is filled by water from the surrounding forested catchment. It also receives water diverted by an underground connecting tunnel from the mighty Thomson Reservoir. Water from Upper Yarra then travels via open channel aqueducts and underground pipelines to Silvan Reservoir and from there to reservoirs all over Melbourne. The catchment is protected so that the highest possible water quality and quantity is maintained. It is also home to a number of rare and significant plants and animals, including Victoria's faunal emblem - the Leadbeater's Possum.
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