Walking Since 1939

Warrandyte State Park Blue Tongue Bend


Distance: 15km  

Bookings are not required for this walk, just turn up at:  8:45am  Flagstaff Railway Station forecourt (corner William and Latrobe Sts, CBD).

The leader will organise car-pooling and provide directions to the location of the walk.  Drivers are really appreciated to help car-pool walkers between the meeting point and the walk location. There is some free all-day parking in the area if your vehicle isn’t needed for transport, but please check parking signs.

The drive from the meeting point to the starting point of the walk will take about 45 minutes and is 60 km return.

The walk will take around 5 hours including breaks.

Expect to return to the meeting point around 5.30pm.

Walk Description

The walk starts and finishes in the suburb of Warrandyte and goes along the Yarra River through the Warrandyte State Park, 20 km east of the Melbourne CBD. The track passes through Jumping Creek Reserve and Blue Tongue Bend. A visit to the hidden chapel a short distance from Blue Tongue Bend is a reminder of the former use of this area as a scout camp. A gradual climb brings one to the entrance to Stan Brae where one can enjoy wonderful vistas up the Yarra Valley to Mount Lofty and beyond. Lunch is at Stan Brae before returning to the starting point and optional coffee at the Now and Not Yet cafe in Warrandyte.

What to bring

• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2 litres, more on hot summer days)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details.   If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.

Booking Fee:

YHA Bushwalking Victoria Members: Free
Non-members: $7  (please pay the leader CASH at the start of the walk, no credit cards)

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please bring cash for this purpose.

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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button below BEFORE 8 pm on the preceding Wednesday.

Activity Date(s)


March 8, 2020 8:45 am


March 8, 2020 5:30 pm







Andrew F

3 Replies to “Warrandyte State Park Blue Tongue Bend”


Hi Andrew, same here. I live close to Warrandyte. where is the meeting point? thanks!

Andrew Francis:

Please push on Enquiry button so I have your email address so I can reply to your request for Warrandyte meeting point.


Hi Andrew, would it be possible to meet closer to the track? Me and my friend live quite close to the area and it is quite out of the way to come to flagstaff station.

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