West barwon reservoir
West barwon reservoir
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Reena M
9 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Great place for a walk and fresh air. The loop around the reservoir didn't take long, 15 mins.
There were other paths that led off into the forest, one took us to a second car park. Loop around reservoir plus walk to second car park and back was 40 mins.

The path was nice and dry even after heavy rainfall and storms.

Electric BBQ's, tables and toilets on site. No under cover shelter.

Spotted two Koala's not too far from the carpark.
Written 30 January 2022
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Michael C
Melbourne, Australia6,152 contributions
Nov 2021
Located a short drive from Forest. Plenty of car parking and picnic facilities including tables, gas bbq and toilets. All well maintained. We walked across the dam wall and returned via a loop track. Took about 30min. Then enjoyed a picnic lunch at one of the tables near the car park. Nice picnic spot with good facilities.
Written 23 November 2021
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Chicken Kebab
Australia1,649 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Only a short drive out from Forest. We did the 30 min walk across the dam wall and then down past the spillway. No fishing allowed, but there are several tables for a lunch break and gas powered bbqs. Spotted a Koala in a tree next to the toilet block. There is also a huge grass area at the base of the dam wall for ball games.
Written 4 November 2021
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ByronofMelbourne
St Kilda, Australia267 contributions
Oct 2019
West Barwon Reservoir is a really nice place to go for a walk - can walk from Forrest township and along the river to the reservoir; or you can take the Ferntree Gully walk too; or plenty of bike paths around. The reservoir itself has nice areas for sitting down under a shady tree for a picnic, or just watching from the Dam walls.

Barwon Water and Landcare have just done a massive tree planting effort around the place too, so will definitely come back to see how that progresses!
Written 13 October 2019
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Hammercounty
Melbourne, Australia434 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Great little quiet stop for a picnic, look at the water from the top of the reservoir or go down and throw in a line.
Not really much else to do here but it is free

Reservoir only half full due to lack of rain and drought conditions plus summer.
Written 2 February 2019
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Tinaballerina
Adelaide, Australia380 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
One of the many highlights of our visit to Forrest, off the road just up from Forrest itself, pleasant walk around the perimeter to brush away the cobwebs!
Written 18 October 2018
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Catherinetas
Devonport179 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Good to visit in autumn when the deciduous trees are turning and there's not much wind.
We had planned a walk around Lake Elizabeth but the road was closed while being re-gravelled. We wandered up to the reservoir dam wall instead and enjoyed reading the interpretation panels. I imagine this area would be quite popular for summer barbeques and picnics.
Written 28 June 2018
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hayley567567
Paris, France82 contributions
June 2018
We were in Forrest overnight so decided to venture to this place as there isn't much on trip advisor for the area. However we were disappointed. Really nothing much to see and a bit disappointing.
Written 25 June 2018
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Jude
Torquay, Australia598 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We drove into the picnic area near the Barwon Reservoir and found it fairly uninspiring especially seeing it was a fairly bleak day. It may be a nice picnic spot if the sun is shining and winds are light but I think there are nicer spots to be found. Worth popping in and judging for yourself.
Written 20 March 2018
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CosmoBates
Colac, Australia172 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
I frequent visiting this location mainly due to how close it is, how pretty the place is and how peaceful it is. It is a fabulous spot to just unwind and relax.
It is located in the town of Forrest and is quite well signposted.
You travel down a well maintained bitumen road to a large car park area.
There are coin operated barbeques, seats and a toilet block located near the carpark.
A quick tip bring your own toilet paper if you wish to use these toilets and they are not always clean.
There's a walk that leads you upto a big concrete wall around the reservoir but small children will struggle to see over it unless they stand on the platform half way along the wall.
At the end of the wall is the spill way which is great to see in winter when there's been alot of rain but not worth checking out in the dry seasons.
Down the bottom there are numerous paths that lead along a little creek with plenty of space for kids to run and explore and it is very well maintained. You could easily explore the bottom area for a good 45 minutes.
Near the toilet block there is a bushwalk that branches off in a few different directions with lots of ferns and colourful birds.
There is fishing allowed from the dam wall. In the nearby town of Forrest there are cleaner toilets aswell as a milbar where you can buy drinks etc.

Written 13 March 2018
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