Badger Weir Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)

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Badger Weir Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)

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Badger Weir Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)

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Carpark
Toilets
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Badger Weir Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No bicycles
  • Restricted opening hours
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No camping
  • Speed restrictions apply
  • Management vehicle only
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Dee Rd Trestle Bridge Closed

The Dee Rd Trestle Bridge has been closed for public safety

Subsequently, the O'Shanassy Aqueduct trail now terminates at the bridge near the Dee Rd Picnic Ground, please plan your visit accordingly. We would recommend accessing the western section of the Trail from the Dee Rd Picnic Ground (Millgrove) and the eastern section from the Yuonga Rd Picnic Ground (Warburton).

Works to provide continued access to the trail are due to commence in 2022 with completion expected in 2023.

Road access closed to the Californian Redwoods Forest

Yarra Ranges Council Cement Creek Road Bridge works: Road access closed to the Redwoods
 
  • Yarra Ranges Council is completing works to rehabilitate and upgrade Cement Creek Road Bridge. These works are currently impacting road and vehicle access to the Cement Creek Redwood Forest and car park.
  • While the Cement Creek Redwood Forest itself is not closed, vehicle access will remain closed into 2023 as bridge works are being completed.
  • Visitors can still access the Cement Creek Redwood Forest by bike or on foot via the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, however please note this journey is approximately a 16km round trip.
  • Information about the Council’s Cement Creek Road Bridge upgrades and expected construction timelines are available on their website at https://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Development/Council-projects-works/Cement-Creek-Bridge-Upgrade-Project
 
 

Park Open Hours – Badger Weir and Donnellys Weir

Park Open Hours
Maroondah Reservoir Park
Badger Weir
Donnellys Weir
 
8am to 8pm – Early October to Early April (Start of Daylight Savings Time to End of Daylight Savings Time)
8am to 6pm – Early April (End of Daylight Savings Time) to end of April
8am to 5pm – May to August
8am to 6pm – September to Early October (Start of Daylight Savings Time)
 
These parks and visitor sites are protected for water security purposes by automatic gates.  The gates close at the above posted times, but they do allow for visitors to leave the park for 30 minutes after these times.  From 30 minutes after the posted closing time however the after hours exit turns off and exit from the park is no longer possible.  We are obliged to do this to help strengthen water resource security. 
 
If a visitor mistakenly gets caught behind the automatic gates after the park closing time, upon exit please drive to within two metres of the gate to activate the late exit trigger.  If the gate does not open as the vehicle is leaving too late, please call Parks Victoria on 13 19 63 to ask them to assist.  A late exit fee may apply.

FIRE PREPAREDNESS WORKS - Warramate Hills N.C.R

Impact: Park users may notice equipment and works crews in the vicinity of Killara Road. Please follow the instructions of work crews if you need to go through the site. Selected vegitation removal and mulching will be taking place to improve the fuelbreak network in this area.

Why: This work is maintaining the existing fire access roads and fuel breaks, which are critical for firefighter and emergency vehicle access and safety in the event of a fire or other emergency.

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