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Sugarloaf Reservoir Park

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Long walk but infinitely worth it

We set off believing what we'd read on the internet that the hike was 15 km. Guess what? Markers... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Nice hike

Approximately 13 km, mostly flat. Great views of the reservoir, lots of birds. Except for one... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Cary, NC
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Sugarloaf Reservoir Park - located in the Christmas Hills north-east of Melbourne – is a tranquil setting for a picnic or a stroll near the reservoir shores, offering wonderful views across the water. There are opportunities for bush walking, bird...more
Simpson Rd, Eltham, Victoria 3775, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We set off believing what we'd read on the internet that the hike was 15 km. Guess what? Markers at two main entrances/exits from the walk state it is 18 km. If you start the walk from Saddle Dam picnic area and walk anti-clockwise, you'll...More

Thank tonip09
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Approximately 13 km, mostly flat. Great views of the reservoir, lots of birds. Except for one somewhat steep hill, this would be rated easy. But, don't let that turn you off - views are excellent near the top. We saw very few other people on...More

Thank EnviroTravel
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant place to kickback relax and enjoy the serenity of this wonderful dam. BBQs are available for your picnic, but the beauty is in the surroundings. Take some fishing gear and enjoy your "ME" time.

Thank 131retro
Reviewed 7 July 2017

No dogs, so we had to go home! Couldn't find anything on the website before our visit, but there are heaps of signs up.

3  Thank travelsnapz
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We started the hike at Saddle Dam carpark and walked in a clockwise fashion in the circuit walk around the reservoir. Overall the walk paths were extremely well looked after and also there were very clear orange stick and arrow signs to indicate where to...More

1  Thank Kakanova
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A great open space for a walk, short or around the entire perimeter, approximately 16 kms. There are benches and tables, a lookout and toilets. We walked anti clockwise to do some bird observing and saw plenty of kangaroos. There's also a sailing club.

Thank 104jobell
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Top spot on a nice day in summer. Great to have a BBQ or just sit in the sun . Plenty of room for the kids to run around.

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Lovely open space for a family picnic & to teach the kids a bit of fishing, but as always, keep your eyes on them near water. The reservoir is fenced off with access gates to the waters edge. Take your own ground sheet as the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Sugarloaf Reservoir was developed by Melbourne Water during the late 1970s to help supplement Melbourne’s domestic water supply. Unlike many other reservoirs, which draw their water directly from protected forested catchments, Sugarloaf is fed by the Maroondah Aqueduct and Yarra River via the Sugarloaf pipeline....More

3  Thank UrbanDrifter
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Firstly you should know that dogs are not allowed. I checked the website the day before going as I was taking my dog and there was no mention of dogs not allowed. When we got to the entry gate, there was a sign no dogs....More

1  Thank Odette C
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Jenny G
21 January 2017|
Response from ParksVictoria | Property representative |
Hi Jenny G, Thanks for checking - you're right, dogs are not permitted in Sugarload Reservoir Park. Ironbark Ridge picnic area has two double hotplate gas barbecues under shelter. Wood barbecues are also provided (with... More
1 August 2015|
Response from CarolynNoel | Reviewed this property |