Tuesday 22 January 2013


Plenty Gorge Park offers a wide diversity of natural and cultural experiences only 20 km from the Melbourne CBD. The spectacular gorge sets a backdrop for stunning landscape views, while the abundant native wildlife is always on show. The walking tracks in the beautiful Plenty River Gorge reserve afford views of native bushland. One can enjoy a quiet picnic amongst the Yellow Gums, and if one is more active, one can play ball games or fly a kite in the wide open spaces of Yarrambat Picnic Area.

The Plenty River flowing through the park makes up the border between Mill Park and Plenty. Known to the locals as "Blue Lake" because of the beautiful colours of the water owing to the mineral contents. Yellow Gum Park is nearby and is a popular swimming spot on hot days. The park is closed off to visitors on total fire ban days because it is considered one of the most high risk fire danger areas in Australia.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme.


  1. Such a lovely area and wonderful captures for the day, Nick! Hope your week is going well!!

  2. Beautiful area!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. Beautiful shots of a marvelous area ~ Wow!

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  4. Wonderful place to explore.

  5. We are lucky to have such bushland so close to our urban centres Nick.

  6. Looks like a beautiful place to hike and view wildlife. Beautiful scenic photos!


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