Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Longridge Walk, Warrandyte

Parking at the end of Alexander Rd, we headed through the gates of the Longridge Campground. The site is managed by Parks Vic for overnight group camping. 

It looks like a great place to camp with friends or family. You can BYO canoes, fishing gear, etc and there is plenty of open space to kick a ball, throw a frisbee, or just walk the surrounding trails.

Our walk took us across the former grazing lands, to the old 1920's Californian Bungalow farmhouse, perched high on the hill, overlooking the mountains. 
Fun fact: The house was used as a location in the 2013 film, Cut Snake.

We  trudged downhill to the banks of the Yarra, looking across to Eltham and more farm houses. 

We spotted many birds along the way; a few Eastern Grey kangaroos; one previous resident...

...and signs that deer had been in the area, like the shredded bark of this tree.

The fairly easy walk consisted of skinny tracks and gravel roads mixed with steep hills and grassy plains. The views were grand and the sights plentiful.