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Mt Lofty Walk, Warrandyte State Park

Less than an hour's drive from the city centre, this pleasant walk along the banks of the Yarra River to the top of Mount Lofty offers superb views of the surrounding countryside and distant mountain ranges.

Length: 3 kilometres
Walk: 1.5 hours one way
Track: Good
Grade: Moderate/steep
Start: Wittons Reserve
Finish: Lower Homestead Road.

Nestled in a horseshoe bend of the Yarra River in Melbourne's outer north-east is Mount Lofty, the most recent addition to Warrandyte State Park. The native vegetation along the river on the western side of Mount Lofty is unique and virtually untouched, despite its proximity to the suburbs. The well-graded track follows the river as it meanders along through densely wooded areas before climbing to open grasslands on the upper slopes of Mt Lofty.

Enjoy a relaxing picnic at one of the many picnic tables set in clearings along the way, the silence broken only by the sounds of the river and the call of bellbirds in the trees. A magnificent panorama of the surrounding hills and valleys awaits you at the summit, and a family of wedge-tailed eagles can often be seen circling high above. From this point, you can either retrace your steps to Wittons Reserve or continue to the wetlands at Homestead Road.

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