wonguim wilam Accessible Walk

Cnr Warrandyte & Kangaroo Ground - Warrandyte Roads, Warrandyte 3113

wonguim wilam Accessible Walk

Cnr Warrandyte & Kangaroo Ground - Warrandyte Roads, Warrandyte 3113

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30 m
1.16 km
Easy

Walk or roll beside the Yarra River through lovely Warrandyte bushland. Enjoy wonguim wilam. It has wide paths with modern accessible BBQs, picnic tables, shelters and play space.

wonguim wilam Accessible Walk

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Summary

Walk or roll beside the Yarra River through lovely Warrandyte bushland. Enjoy wonguim wilam. It has wide paths with modern accessible BBQs, picnic tables, shelters and play space.

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Is this walk accessible for me?
This walk has 2 flatter areas connected by mildly sloping paths. If slopes are difficult for you, enjoy the upper area of wonguim wilam. If slopes are easy, include the riverside. Both are accessible by foot, wheelchair or other mobility aids.

What can I see?
The local bush has lovely native plants. The Yarra River flows across rocky beds. The accessible play space is popular.

How accessible is the path?
Paths are sealed or compacted gravel, generally firm and wide enough for side by side travel.

There is room to turn a wheelchair. Mobile coverage is good. Alternative pick up can be arranged at Warrandyte River Reserve car park.

Lips may occur where different surfaces meet. One riverside section east of the bridge has some soft gravel where flood erosion has been filled. There are firmer areas at the sides. This path can be muddy after rain.

There are information signs, but few direction signs.

There is fencing around wonguim wilam. There are no safety rails along the river. Some paths have uneven ground or drop offs at edges.

Cyclists may share some paths.

Rest areas
wonguim wilam is well maintained. It has accessible BBQs, picnic tables, seating with armrests, shelters, play space, art and toilets. Bins are provided.

The river section has gym equipment and occasional seating. Low hanging plants may be present. The Yarra River occasionally floods this section.

Bowl style water fountains are provided. Carrying water is a good idea.

Toilets
A ramped accessible toilet is available.

Dogs
Dogs must be on leash.

Parking
There is a wheelchair ramp from Warrandyte Road into the park.

Find 2 car parks west of Kangaroo Ground - Warrandyte Rd Bridge. Each has 1 accessible space. Wonguim Wilam has rear loading room and a protected side zone. The surface is sealed and smooth. Warrandyte River Reserve parking is less accessible (see photo).

The path starts beside the car park. There are no kerbs or road crossings. Note: the car park east of the bridge has no accessible path to the walk.

Public Transport
Route 906 stops opposite on Warrandyte Rd. There is shelter, seating and passenger information. There is no pedestrian crossing to the park. Warrandyte Rd can be busy.

The following photos and descriptions provide more information regarding accessibility. Conditions may change. If you notice any variations, please let us know.

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Points of Interest

1. Ramps from Warrandyte Road

Ramps down into the park from Warrandyte Road are 0.85 metres wide with broad flat switchbacks. They have safety and bumper rails with a grippy plastic grated surface.

2. wonguim wilam accessible parking

There is 1 accessible space at the end of Wonguim Wilam car park onto a smooth, sealed surface. The path starts here without any need to walk through the car park. There are also many regular spaces.

3. wonguim wilam path

The path from the car park is 1.7 metres wide firm compacted gravel. There is frequent seating with armrests.

4. Accessible picnic tables

All Wonguim Wilam outdoor and sheltered tables are at a good height for roll under and tabletop access. The area is fenced off from a steep embankment.

5. Information signs

This sign is accessible from the path and at wheelchair height (a bit more parallel would help). The text is easy to read. Site information signs are provided. Direction signs are few.

6. Accessible play space and shelter

One half of the large play space has a tan bark base. The other half has wheelchair accessible paths through to sensory and play equipment.

7. Art

There are some interesting public displays to see along the way.

8. Play equipment for all abilities

There is something for everyone to try. Assistance dog Ray looks on with some uncertainty.

9. The Bakery

A popular refreshment stop.

10. Accessible toilet

A 1.05 metre wide ramp takes you to the toilet. The internal opening door made assistance necessary to exit via wheelchair. The door is 0.9 metres wide. Floor area is 2x2.8 metres.

11. Ramps to the riverside

A sealed ramp and path from the accessible toilet take you down to the riverside path. Slopes include switchbacks. There are small drop offs and uneven ground beside the path.

12. Yarra River

The river is very wide at Warrandyte. The path offers great views. There are no safety rails.

13. Dogs on a leash

Along the length of the walk it is now required that dogs be on a leash.

14. The riverside path

The riverside path is up to 4 metres wide of compacted gravel. It has a couple of mild ups and downs. There is a steeper drop at this end, so it is a good place to begin the return part of the loop.

15. Warrandyte River Reserve accessible parking

If you change your mind or just want to do half the walk, you can arrange a pick up in this car park at the opposite end to the start. Note it is on the sloping car park driveway, not ideal.

16. Some looser gravel

This section of the riverside path has had gravel laid to fill eroded areas after flooding. The middle of the path has softer areas than the sides.

17. Under the bridge

At this popular paddling spot, rocky outcrops mark the point of turning back. Beyond here the path becomes a rougher dirt track.

18. Heading back up

This connecting slope completes the loop by taking you back to the Wonguim Wilam accessible parking space.

19. Shady shelters

Wonguim Wilam shelters provide wheelchair access to shade and seating. There may be lips between different path surfaces.

20. Accessible drinking water

Drinking water fountains are in the older bowl draining style. They can be difficult to get at from a wheelchair. Carrying a water bottle is a good idea.

21. Accessible BBQs

These BBQs are a great design for all users. They can be found throughout Wonguim Wilam Community Park.

22. Bus stop

Route 906 to and from the City ends opposite Wonguim Wilam Community Park. There is no easily accessible crossing over busy Warrandyte Road to the Park.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Historical interest Historical interest
Art and culture Art and culture
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden
Accessible walk Accessible walk