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Maroondah Reservoir Park

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Address: Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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Beautiful place but...

The place is spectacular. After a nice breakfast in Healsville we decided to visit the Dam. Amazing views and very calm. But... Some people making picnics and BBQ might think they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MarcNunes
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is spectacular. After a nice breakfast in Healsville we decided to visit the Dam. Amazing views and very calm. But... Some people making picnics and BBQ might think they are at home. Some a lot of soft drink cans, plastic bottle dumped everywhere. I saw even some children playing with rubbish. Perhaps the place need more signs saying... More 

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Thank MarcNunes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good day out, the camping grounds are close by. This also has a caravan park, at our time visiting fire were allowed. The dam levels were low but still a great day.

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Thank Rita B
Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for a short time and enjoyed the walj up to the walll the view of water reservoir. There were more walks available. Perhaps next time.

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Thank DontWorryBeHappy88
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're locals and understand the destruction the storm caused last year. However its ridiculous that its taking sooooo long to complete the clearing work, so far the only park to be fully opened is Donney's Weir, Badger Creek is still closed. Even if perhaps the litter could be tidied up, there are only 2 toilet blocks in the park that... More 

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Thank JanetElw
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location was next to my hotel. I was quite surprised - it was not on my to do list, but I woke up earlier than expected and I decided to see the area before checking out. Well worth it! It's pretty - I definitely wish I spent more time here.

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1 Thank Justin K
Melbourne
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

I've been visiting the Maroondah Dam for years with school groups and they all love it. The wall is a rock foundation concrete gravity dam with an uncontrolled rock chute spillway across the Watts River. The principal purpose of the dam and its reservoir is to supply potable water for Greater Metropolitan Melbourne. Constructed in the 1920's by the Melbourne... More 

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1 Thank UrbanDrifter
Oxfordshire, England
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited recently before lunching in Healesville, a good walk/climb to the top of and along the dam. Some interesting story boards about the history and construction of the dam and reservoir. Interesting to note that it takes 2 full reservoirs of water each year just to flush the toilets of Melbourne!

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Thank Tricky49
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Very run down park, fenced off areas, old toilets. Most of the BBQs didn't work. Waited for 20 minutes for one that never got above about 60degrees. Left mid cooking and drove 8km up the road to a beautiful well kept park - Fernshaw picnic area. Much better, BBQs worked, new toilets. Downsides were close to road and car park... More 

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Thank adrian p
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Visited this park early morning and was very disappointed to see so much litter amongst the native vegetation and beautiful bird life. The view from the reservoir wall is lovely. There was recent storm damage and understandable that some clean up is ongoing but a regular sweep of the park to collect the litter, mainly alcohol cans, would go a... More 

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Thank JAB134
Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is a beautiful place to come for a walk. We also all get together and have BBQs here with family. Unfortunately when the big storms came through in October a lot of the big old trees fell down. While on holidays a few weeks ago we went there to let the kids play in the creek but couldnt get... More 

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