Birdsland Reserve

Birdsland Reserve, Belgrave: Address, Phone Number, Birdsland Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Birdsland Reserve
4.5
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Birdsland is a 75ha bushland reserve located in Belgrave South. The reserve is home to many native animals and birds, including platypus. Birdsland is a great spot for a picnic or bush walk, with it's walking tracks, BBQ's and 28ha retarding basin. There is also an environmental education centre on site where our Environment team share important information about conservation and sustainable living with local school children.Park opens at 7.30am daily. Closing times vary seasonally, please check signs at park entrance for closing time.
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Happydazeheidi
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
This is one of my favourite places to walk. I have been coming here for 26 years now and have seen it develop, recover from fire, and increase in popularity. Have always felt a special connection with this place; it’s where my ashes will be scattered when I’m no longer for this a earth. Easy to walk around the two lakes but if you feel like a raise in your heart rate, you can tackle the hill at the end. A beautiful, serene place. Dogs can be walked on lead.
Written 23 February 2020
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lkamphuis
Gold Coast, Australia1,132 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Beautiful place for a walk and a quiet ponder of nature and it’s beauty
We come here with kids for a yabbie every so often - fun with the kids for sure
Wear bug spray !
Written 3 February 2020
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Andrea J
Ferntree Gully, Australia21 contributions
Oct. 2019
I accidentally found out about this place on a flyer I picked up on Top Picnic Spots in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges and decided to take a friend up there for our usual walk/catch up. We parked in the carpark and took the Platypus lake walk. It wasn't quite enough of a catch up so we headed up the Bunjil track. It was steep and we are both unfit but totally worth the view.
Written 8 October 2019
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Shazznoname
Belgrave14 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Solo
Birdsland is a lovely open parkland and bush nature reserve. It contains two lakes and about 5km of easy, flat walking tracks. For people who want to walk further, walk to the furthest end of the reserve (about 15-20 minutes) and continue to the left through a wooden gateway. You will be on the Dargon track. Continue to the right and you will have options of a network or trails, which include a fairly direct route through to Wellington Road and across to Lysterfield Lake.

After turning right into Dargon track, Sunset track branches off to the left about 50 meters from the gate. Sunset track is VERY steep but if you persevere, you will be rewarded with a wonderful view at the top - on a clear day you can see the city.

Continuing to the right down Dargon track eventually brings you to Granite track. You can turn left or right and join various loops to left or right. To the left you will generally encounter the odd kangaroo, and more lovely views of the city from the high points to both left and right.

At the inner car park area there is a decent toilet block, a lovely stone dry creek area, a large covered gazebo and several picnic tables and seats.

Further past the inner car park up the hill is the Bunjil trail. It's a fairly steep but short walk up to the top of the hill. At the top, there is a wooden platform where you can sit and enjoy the amazing views from what feels like the top of the world!

A beautiful way to enjoy a small part of the Aussie bush!
Written 14 December 2018
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HolidayerVictoria
Victoria10 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Couples
Rtere are two lakes with a lot of birdlife to see, and well made walking tracks around the lakes. There are also picnic and BarBQ areas.
Written 18 November 2018
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Jacob C
Bayswater, Australia51 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Couples
Great spot to go for a walk or run, we just visited for a casual walk. Was nice.

Was a few small lakes, winding streams and information about platypus and birds.
Written 6 November 2018
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Kpev
Belgrave, Australia20 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Family
Birdsland is a wonderful track within the Belgrave area. It is a water catchment with abundant wildlife. Fishing is available in the stocked lake.

There are 2 lakes, and creeks to explore. While I wouldn't swim in the lakes myself, I have been known to paddle in the creeks with my dogs.
There are 2 undercover BBQ's and multiple tables. Parking is available, however if attending late in the day, check the time the carpark will be locked. There is parking outside and a good path to walk down the road to the bbq areas.
Written 27 August 2018
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AndyCallow
Belgrave, Australia6 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Wonderful linear park along the Monbulk Creek valley. Flat walking around the two main lakes yet plenty of challenging hills to scale if you wish. The Bunjil climb is a highlight with great 360 degree views from the top.
Written 27 August 2018
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Dragonflymummy
Melbourne106 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Solo
I do like this place but my walks are frequently spoiled by the irresponsible, arrogant dog owners who let their little furry darlings harass the birds, bother walkers, attack other people’s dogs, chase the kangaroos and deposit their sh** all over the footpath.
The numerous signs clearly indicate that dogs are meant to be on a lead. Perhaps in Summer, their precious Fido might get taken out by a snake because of their ignorance! It can happen.
I know Melbourne Water and Parks Victoria have had numerous complaints about dogs so hopefully this will be checked more often.
Written 4 August 2018
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Bigredhawker
Melbourne, Australia225 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Have been meaning to return to this venue. Took the opportunity twice post dining in Belgrave located a short distance away. Tranquil is the word. Lovely outlook. Walking trails well defined. Wind your way around from the carpark (can get busy in peak times however there is an overflow carpark situated outide the entry gates if need be with a pathway following the dirt road through to the main carpark). Highlight is the extensive lake area. Absolutely stunning with beautiful views. Many bird life hence the name. A favourite with locals in particular walking dogs. Picnic facilites and seating available as is a toilet at the main carpark. Highly recommended.
Written 22 June 2018
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