Tuesday, 15 November 2016

WARRANDYTE

Warrandyte is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Manningham. At the 2011 census, Warrandyte had a population of 5,520.

Warrandyte was founded as a Victorian town, located in the once gold-rich rolling hills east of Melbourne, and is now on the north-eastern boundary of suburban Melbourne. Gold was first discovered in the town in 1851 and together, with towns like Bendigo and Ballarat, led the way in gold discoveries during the Victorian gold rush.

Today Warrandyte retains much of its past in its surviving buildings of the Colonial period and remains a twin community with North Warrandyte, which borders the Yarra River to its north. The Yarra River is a prominent feature of the town and the lush vegetation on its banks provides ample opportunity for pleasant walks and leisure activities.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.




2 comments:

  1. I realise Warrandyte is considered a suburb of Melbourne, but its small, clean and rural appearance still seems special. I would take the grandchildren there on a Sunday afternoon for a car trip :)

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  2. Beautiful photos and a very interesting name... Warrandyte!
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