Donnelly Weir Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)


Donnelly Weir Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)

"The Donnelly Weir Picnic Area marks the beginning of the Bicentennial National Trail. A number of shorter walks lead off from the picnic area, including walks out to the Mooroondah Reservoir and to the top of Mount St Leonard, where views over the Yarra Valley await. "

How to get there

Donnelly Weir Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)


BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Donnelly Weir Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • Management vehicle only
  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No swimming


    • Not yet assessed

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.

Early seasonal road closures 2020

Early seasonal road closures apply to this park from 1 May 2020.  See Map 26C and Map 26D for locations of the closures. Please note that areas within the park may be closed due to COVID-19 and remember to check all changes of conditions on the park page.

Lady Talbot Drive closed until further notice

Due to increased risk of tree fall from recent and forecast high rainfall, Lady Talbot Drive is closed including access to Phantom Falls, Keppel Falls, Taggerty River Cascades and The Beeches Walk.

Donnelly's Weir Road accessible by four wheel drive only

Donnelly's Weir Road is accessible by four wheel drive only until further notice.

BBQ's Out of Order

Unfortunately due to a gas supply issue the majority of the BBQ's throughout the Yarra Ranges National Park are currently out of order. This includes Maroondah Reservoir Park, Badger Weir Picnic Ground, Donnelly's Weir Picnic Ground, Fernshaw Picnic Ground, and Mount Donna Buang. Please plan your visit accordingly and bring your own portable BBQ or pack a picnic.
We apologies for any inconvenience and hope to have the issues resolved next week.

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