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Jumping Creek Reserve to Black Flat is a 6km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Warrandyte State Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.
A rustic walk beside the Yarra River to the Stonehouse Cafe and back via historic gold workings from 1880. Follow the track from the Jumping Creek Reserve car park past the toilet block and continue to follow the river. You eventually come out on Tills Drive, which you can follow on to the Stonehouse Cafe for a coffee or something more substantial.
Return via Tills Drive and take the right at the ‘Circuit Track’ sign to complete the circuit past the historic alluvial workings.
About the region
The closest state park to Melbourne, Warrandyte is a haven for picnickers, bushwalkers, canoeists, birdwatchers and those who enjoy peace and solitude. Mountain bikes are permitted within the park but must remain on management vehicle only tracks.
The lightly wooded landscape is dominated by the Yarra River as it winds through the Warrandyte Gorge. The hills around Warrandyte have a distinctive bluish-green hue, typical of the Red Box foliage common in the area.
There’s a good chance of seeing koalas in the trees at Pound Bend Reserve, while kangaroos and other wildlife are not uncommon in sections of the park.
Jumping Creek Reserve is off Jumping Creek Road in Wonga Park.
- There are a couple of nice spots for a swim if the weather is hot.
- The Stonehouse cafe is definitely worth the extra few hundred metres.
- Dogs are not permitted in Warrandyte State Park except on lead at Norman, Taroona and Koornong Reserves.
Contributed by Robert Collins
Max elevation: 66 m
Min elevation: 34 m
Total climbing: 129 m
Total descent: -127 m