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The Yarra River Heritage Walk is longer walk that combines many shorter ones in the area into a day hike. Following the Yarra River as closely as possible through the length of the Warrandyte State Park from the end of Lower Homestead Road to the Stonehouse Cafe.
Park a car at the end of Lower Homestead Road and the other at the Stonehouse Cafe. Then simply follow the river!
The park is 24km north-east of Melbourne. Access is mainly via three sealed roads: Warrandyte Road, Research-Warrandyte Road and Ringwood-Warrandyte Road (Melways pages 23 & 24). Park at the end of Lower Homestead Rd, Wonga Park. Watch out for Kangaroos, they are everywhere. The track begins from the carpark.
- Snakes have been observed in the area, so make a lot of noise.
- There are no services or fresh water (other than the Yarra) along the trail, except at the Stan Brae Farm picnic area.
- There are many places where you can stop and start this walk, with the longest section being from Clifford Park to Jumping Creek Reserve (7km).
- Please respect the area - Clifford Park is owned by the Scouts, but allow use for walkers; a section of this walk is not marked on any maps and may be private property (although maps show it as State Park)
Contributed by Rob Collins
Max elevation: 129 m
Min elevation: 33 m
Total climbing: 550 m
Total descent: -575 m