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Pound Bend

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1-2 hour walk along the river

Pound Bend has is a great place to swim on a hot day and very popular. I went for a walk in winter... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
ColletteTraveller
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Northcote, Australia
Great place for a dip in the Yarra

Had a swim here after a day exploring the Yarra Valley. There’s some interesting history from the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
76jmw
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Sydney, Australia
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Pound Bend Road | Warrandyte State Park, Warrandyte, Manningham, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Pound Bend has is a great place to swim on a hot day and very popular. I went for a walk in winter on a 13degree clear day and it was beautiful. The river walk follows the river through a quiet natural bush setting. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ColletteTraveller
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Had a swim here after a day exploring the Yarra Valley. There’s some interesting history from the Gold Rush era and the water is very family friendly. There are no facilities here, except an area for picnics.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank 76jmw
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

As you come into the Pound Bend carpark you have a picnic area to the right and the short walk to the tunnel on your left. The tunnel outlet creates “rapids” into the river. There are plenty of swimming spots in the area. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank SallyA1345
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Early gold miners dug the tunnel through the hill so that they could pan the diverted erea Between the inlet and outlet. This wasn't successful

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Frank C
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Pretty place to stop at and have a picnic . There is not a huge amount of room to sit right at the waters edge and it can be a little busy but definitely worth stop. We were lucky enough to see two canoeists come...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank sarahjanem777
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Fun in summer or winter. If you want to access the tunnel entrance walk up the hill and cross the road, just pass the fence to the right is a steep track down. Kids had a ball and such a beautiful views.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Luke T
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

created in 1870 to divert the Yarra and assist the mining activities of the Evelyn tunnel gold mining company. that company closed a year later, but this attraction over the years has become a much loved melbourne icon. from the car park its a easy...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I live in the area and know the tunnel well. Yes, I have walked through it with my kids when it was only knee to thigh high. It's longer than you think and very awkward to walk through due to the rocks as they are...More

Date of experience: February 2017
4  Thank thetravellingspy
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great hidden gem. Short walk from the car park to a wonderful bend in the Yarra River. Water runs through a man made tunnel which creates rapids to get a massage, People with young families need to watch their children as the current is strong.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank DazzaNeale
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Best discovery yet! The walking trail is beautiful and we saw so many wildlife from kangaroos, kookaburras and many colour full birds. Read a review that we get to see wildlife MOST times and he was right! Love the river, tranquil, beautiful and serene. The...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank garyleecious
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