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Warrawee Forest Reserve

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Platypus up close

Take Hamilton rd, past Old Deloraine rd to Wirawee conservation reserve. The rd into the reserve... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Belinda T
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Peaceful beauty

Not opened to car traffic at this stage due to the flood but you can park and walk through. Very... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Trek786592
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Devonport, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take Hamilton rd, past Old Deloraine rd to Wirawee conservation reserve. The rd into the reserve was still closed but we were able to park and walk. We walked about 500 metres and found a small track along the river. We saw 2 platypus searching...More

Thank Belinda T
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Not opened to car traffic at this stage due to the flood but you can park and walk through. Very peaceful and beautiful especially at the Platypus Pond. Take your camera. Perfect location for meditation.

Thank Trek786592
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We went here for a short walk with our 4 month old to bide some time between breakfast and cider tasting. The reserve has a gravel road that runs along the river bank so a great place for a walk with a stroller. Even though...More

Thank pink_twinkle_85
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Platypus are still there. Great to see. Their home is so different after the flood of 2016. The banks of the Mersey River has changed a lot. The photo is a reflection and even though you can't see it, there is a platypus under the...More

4  Thank jomariej
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We spent a considerable amount of time in January 2017 looking for this place but to no avail. There was no signage anywhere and so we were led to believe that is was no longer open or available to visit...

2  Thank Keith-B-Robinson
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This attraction is still closed due to flood damage, once its open again it will be a wonderful park again. Not sure when it will reopen, but road/track has extensive damage.

Thank Rachel7310
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this site is closed due to recent flooding. Apparently the reserve suffered extensive damage and there are also concerns that the platypus are no longer there. You can't access the reserve at all, however we did find several platypus elsewhere in Latrobe so the...More

Thank bratbar
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Being a hiker who loves nature photography I love visiting here. On the rare occasion you may see platypus in the lake but not a lot. I also love photographing fungi and this is a haven for them :)

Thank Sheree J
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We were very disappointed with Warrawee, the pond was covered in green algae and there was quite a bit of rubbish around, including a dirty nappy on the river edge. We stayed for sometime and eventually explored further up the river, but not a ripple...More

1  Thank Dean H
Reviewed 26 January 2016

If your near Latrobe and want definitely to see a Platypus this is for you . This forest reserve is run partly by two brothers that have a love and passion for wildlife . They will take you on a Platypus tour and explain everything....More

Thank Bertie M
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mshammie
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Response from Rachel7310 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, this isn't offered anymore after the Floods, I work in a library in the area and had to enquire for other clients and was told it is no longer on offer after the area was washed away.
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