Warrien Reserve walk

18 - 52 Warrien Rd., Croydon North 3136

Warrien Reserve walk

18 - 52 Warrien Rd., Croydon North 3136

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30 m
1.16 km
Easy

This leafy suburban flora Reserve is packed with native plants and a variety of spaces kids will love. The time spent wandering the nature trails will leave the whole family relaxed and happy.

Warrien Reserve walk

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This leafy suburban flora Reserve is packed with native plants and a variety of spaces kids will love. The time spent wandering the nature trails will leave the whole family relaxed and happy.

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There is a lot packed into the 13 acres of green space that is Warrien Reserve. The native flora plantings have been carefully curated and maintained to create a genuine taste of the Australian bush in the heart of suburban Croydon.

The winding compacted gravel paths are designed to loop and curve such that there is always anticipation of the unknown around the next corner. It is the perfect place for families of all ages to explore, as the many children spread around the place will testify.

With excellent foresight, in 1949 the site was purchased from the Crown by the then Shire of Lillydale to become a Wildflower Sanctuary. This purpose remains. There is a signed nature trail to follow for those interested in learning more about the local species found in the Reserve. In total, one hundred and forty-two indigenous plants can be discovered here. Some are not to be found elsewhere in the Maroondah municipality.

Other amenities include a great children’s playground, shelters, BBQ facilities, picnic tables, drinking water, seating, open grassed areas and public toilets (including accessible).

Dogs must be on leash except in the designated off leash open grass area in the middle of the Reserve.

Bus No. 671 stops at the Reserve entrance in Warrien Rd.

There is off street car parking.

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Points of Interest

1. Improved playground and conveniences

The popular playground is adjacent to revamped public and accessible toilets.

2. Picnic tables and shelters

There are plenty of picnicking or rest options available for walkers. This shelter is at the corner of the large and open grassy designated off leash area for dogs.

3. Kids love this place

The opportunities for childhood exploration here are many. There are kids everywhere walking, picking up sticks, chattering, running, exclaiming, building, looking in hollows. It's just great!

4. Wetlands

Often visits will be accompanied by a frog chorus from the well cared for wetland.

5. The mid story

Between the tall canopy of mature Stringybarks and the ground cover there is a thick and flourishing mid story.

6. A Wildflower Sanctuary

You can rely on Warren Reserve to deliver splendid observations of native flora throughout the year, like this springtime Flax Lily.

7. The tracks

Tracks of compacted granitic gravel wind their way through and around this precious bushland conservation site. The way the bush closes in around you and every bend offers something new is special.

8. Birdlife

There is a healthy local bird population that either lives in or visits Warren Reserve. Corellas are one of the rowdier species.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Dog off-leash area Dog off-leash area
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden