• Length: 6km

  • Duration: 2 hours

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Jumping Creek Reserve Car Park

  • End: Jumping Creek Reserve Car Park

  • Location: Warrandyte State Park

  • Closest Town: Wonga Park

  • Distance from CBD: 35km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.73226

  • Longitude: 145.24207

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2WD Access
Bitumen Road
Speed Bumps
Small Car Park
Public Toilets
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Table
Drinking Water
BBQ Facilities

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4WD Access

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Bitumen Road

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Steep Road

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Entry Fee

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Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

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Trail Features

Rough Trail
Goldfields & Mining
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Swimming Spots

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Sandy Trail

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

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Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

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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.

Summary

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.

Getting There

Jumping Creek Reserve is off Jumping Creek Road in Wonga Park.

Tips

  • 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

Total distance: 5442 m
Max elevation: 66 m
Min elevation: 34 m
Total climbing: 129 m
Total descent: -127 m
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18 thoughts on “Jumping Creek Reserve to Black Flat (6km)

    1. Yes I have! I started from the other end and walked to Jumping Creek and back again. It was one of the first hikes I did post injury. I was pulled into a false sense of security by the name; Black Flat. I thought it would be flat. It’s not! Risked re-injury but luckily I was ok.
      There’s another one that starts at Jumping Creek and goes the other direction; Blue Tongue Bend. I took the group there about a month ago. 👍

    2. Deb Sleight totally. In fact, you could string them together but only if you start from the far end of Black Flat. That one is an out and back hike but Blue Tongue Bend is a loop. They both virtually meet at Jumping Creek Reserve.