Badger Weir Walk via Slip Creek Track (Yarra Ranges National Park)


Badger Weir Walk via Slip Creek Track (Yarra Ranges National Park)

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Badger Weir Walk via Slip Creek Track (Yarra Ranges National Park)

Need to know

Badger Weir Walk via Slip Creek Track (Yarra Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fishing
  • Restricted opening hours
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No bicycles
  • No camping
  • No vehicles
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No swimming


  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Steep track
    • Uneven ground

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.

Californian Redwood Forest, East Warburton, road access closed.

  • Road access to the Warburton Redwoods Forest will be closed from 17 October 2022 - December 2022, while Yarra Ranges Council complete works to rehabilitate and upgrade the connecting Cement Creek Road Bridge.
  • During this time, visitors will be unable to access the Redwoods Forest by car. Visitors can still access the site via bike or on foot via the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail.
  • For enquiries about the Cement Creek Road bridge upgrade, please contact Yarra Ranges Council.
  • Information about planned facilities upgrades can be found on "Redwoods Forest set for facilities boost" or "Cement Creek Redwoods Forest facility upgrades" pages on this website

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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