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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Toilets
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Badger Weir Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

Warnings

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 Road Trestle Bridge has been closed for public safety
Subsequently, the O'Shannassy Aqueduct trail now terminates at the bridge near the Dee Road Picnic Ground.  We recommend accessing the western section of the Trail from the Dee Road Picnic Ground in Millgrove and the eastern section from the Yuonga Road Picnic Ground in Warburton. Please plan your visit accordingly.  

Works to provide continued access to the trail are being investigated.

Big Peninsula Stepping Stones Closed

Big Peninsula Stepping Stones closed due to flood damage. 

Little Peninsula Bridge Closed

Little Peninsula Bridge closed due to storm damage. 

Temporary closures for southern fall of Mount Donna Buang

Parks Victoria will be undertaking deer control works on the southern fall of Mt Donna Buang between April 22nd and 30th August 2024. During this time sections of the O'shannassy aqueduct, the Mt Victoria walking track and a number of access points to this area will be closed between the dusk and dawn, approximately 5pm in the evening and 6am in the morning.  Signage will be placed at all access points to the control zone. Please read these signs and for public safety reasons do not enter the site if they state control is taking place. Please refer to the attached map for more information or call 131963.

Attachments: Site map Donna Buang (637KB)

The lower section of Cumberland walking track at Cambarville is closed until further notice (Cora Lynn falls remains open)

- The lower section of the Cumberland walking track is closed until further notice, however Cora Lynn falls remains open.
- The upper section of Cumberland track including the Elephant Tree and the Big Tree are still open.

Attachments: Cambarville_A4_0412 (1,190KB)

Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Area - Toilet Closure

Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Area toilets are permanently closed and will be removed in their entirety at a later date.
The nearest toilets are at Fernshaw Picnic ground.

Phantom Falls walk closure

The walking track to Phantom Falls is currently closed due to extensive storm damage. The second bridge and viewing platform are damaged and deemed unsafe. The track is overgrown and has numerous fallen tree obstructions.

Access beyond the first bridge, overlooking the Taggerty River is not permitted.

Access to the carpark, picnic area and first bridge is still permitted. 


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.

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