An ideal getaway for the whole family, the Cardinia Reservoir Park is a fantastic location for families to come and picnic, as there is a natural abundance of flora and fauna.
Visitors who manage to get a glimpse of the azure waters will quickly realise why the park is touted as one of the most magnificent places in Victoria. The vast open land provides ample space to play around and those with kids can head to the playground located at the Crystal Brook picnic area.
Cardinia Reservoir Park – Address, Map & Opening Hours
The kangaroo viewing trail is yet another attraction at the park as it offers close-up views of the Eastern Grey Kangaroos as they feed at dusk. Also, visitors can often catch them relaxing in the sun during the heat of the day.
Many visitors to the park bring their dogs as there is ample space for them to run around. However, please note that whilst dogs are allowed within the park, they must always be kept on a leash. For those going on picnics, portable barbecues are permitted, but only those that use gas. This rule is enforced to minimise the risk of bushfire.
The Cardinia Reservoir Park is accessible from two locations; the main gate and the gate located on Red Hill Road. The opening times for both gates is 9am whilst the closing hours vary depending on daylight saving time – usually around 5-6pm.