2-3 hours 2 km trail loop

From the Yellow Gum carpark, walk down a gravel road until you see the toilet block and picnic area. Follow the wide gravel trail down the slope and towards the quarry and Blue Lake. The loop around the Blue Lake takes around 40 minutes to complete.

You will see rocks on display as you enter the Gorge, with sections of slate lying on the ground near the edge of the Blue Lake.

Many people swim in the lake on hot days - however there are ‘no swimming’ signs around the Lake,

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ID What You See. Picture Gallery

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    Rocks and Fossils

    Rocks you may find in our Melbourne geology, plus ancient fossils that are buried deep.

    Picture Gallery 
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    Bird Bingo

    Get to know our feathered friends. Common birds in our Melbourne Parks and waterways.

    Picture Gallery 
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    Birds, bugs, rockpool secrets, rocks and fossils, animal traces and more.

    All Galleries 

Extra Activities

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Build a Rock-Dial (sundial)

Sun’s out and it’s explorer o’clock, but what’s the time?!? Set your clock with a rock sundial - using a stick for the dial and rocks where the shadows fall each hour.

Carefully mark the hour you leave and the hour you return.

What time did you leave? Where does the shadow fall when you add your next marker?

Duck, Duck, Ibis

Birdwatchers have counted over 200 different bird species here - can you spot 10 different birds out today? Kookaburras, Superb Blue Fairy Wrens, and…?

Did you spot 10 different birds? Who was out and about today? (See ID bird gallery)

Come Along To A Friends Group Event.

The local Friends of Plenty Gorge group have lots of free events and activities for families to get involved with. Walk and talks, tree planting, bird watching, weed pulling -see their website for more information.

Join an activity run by the local Friends Group!

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