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Maroondah Reservoir

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A few minutes east of Healesville, the Maroondah Reservoir is a result of the damming of the Watts River across the river valley and is a part of the water supply system for Melbourne. Below the dam wall is a pleasant park built in ‘English’ style with exotic and native trees and plants with picnic areas and a rotunda.

The dam wall was completed in 1927 and is 41 m high and 291 m long and creates the reservoir which spreads out over 200 hectares.

The park open hours vary on season and can be seen at the Parks Victoria website.

The dam wall has a walkway along the top where one can walk from the top levels of the park to the spillway and lookout located on the other side of the dam. 

Maroondah Dam wall

The 41 metre high dam wall viewed from the park area below it. 


The Rose Stairway that goes down the valley side to the picnic areas on the valley floor. Best seen in  autumn and with azaleas and rhododendrons in full bloom in spring.