Devilbend Natural Features Reserve

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve

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Devilbend Natural Features Reserve

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Bunurong People. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Bunurong Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

A haven for waterbirds and walkers, Devilbend Natural Features Reserve includes Devilbend Reservoir, the largest inland body of water on the Mornington Peninsula. The lowland forest, reservoirs and shoreline provide valuable habitat and beautiful scenery to enjoy picnics, fishing, photography, birdwatching and water activities.

Explore Devilbend via the scenic walking tracks that wind around the reserve, from the easy boardwalks to the more adventurous 11.5km Devilbend Circuit Track around the reservoir. Take in the woodlands and tranquil waters, keeping watch for the native wildlife and the many species of birds that call this place home. The 250 hectare Devilbend Reservoir is recognised by BirdLife International as being globally important for the conservation of bird populations, including the threatened Blue‐billed Duck. Keep an eye out for the majestic White‐bellied Sea Eagle. You can also cycle along the tracks, or horse ride along the bushland of the Southern Boundary.

Relax by the shores of the Devilbend Reservoir and Bittern Reservoir, enjoying a picnic, some wildlife watching or water activities. The Reservoir fishing areas are stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Estuary Perch, with fishing pontoons and platforms available for keen freshwater anglers. Non-powered watercraft such as canoes and kayaks can be used in a designated zone at the northern arm of the Reservoir, with two launch facilities along the Western Shoreline Trail. Download the factsheet for more information. You'll see the reserve and its wildlife from a whole new perspective as you paddle through the serene waters.

While you're at the reservoir, follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at the reserve is a safe and enjoyable one.

Daangean Point Picnic Area has electric barbecues, picnic tables, shelter and toilets. Remember to bring your own drinking water to the reserve, and take your rubbish away with you when you leave.

Things To Do

Devilbend NFR

Cycling

Bring your bike and explore along the reserve trails through bushland and around the shore.
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Fishing

The park is ideal for inland freshwater fishing, and the designated fishing zones are stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Estuary Perch.
Devilbend NFR

Boating

Canoe or kayak in the designated boating zone at the northern arm of the Reservoir.
Devilbend NFR

Horseriding

Take the 6.2km horse trail around the Southern Boundary, starting from Hodgins, Turners or Derril Roads.
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Bird watching

Keep an eye out for the many significant bird species that call this reserve home, including White-bellied Sea Eagles and water birds such as the Blue-billed Duck.

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Crimson Rosella
Echidnas
Powerful owls
Wedge-tailed eagles

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know the all best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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How to get there

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve is located off Graydens Road, Tuerong (Melway Map 152 J3).

The Daangean Point Picnic Area will be open from dawn to dusk, however, the park is accessible to pedestrians 24hrs via a small carpark located in front of the main entrance gate.

Need to know

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve

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