A weekend at Warrandyte | Olivignia, The Yarra River and Pound Bend Reserve Warrandyte
Sometimes we forget that we have the most beautiful places to visit so close to home. We had a friend visit from Perth and he has been to Melbourne many times over the years but had never been to Warrandyte. My first visit to Pound Bend was over 20 years ago and it was when we were looking to move to live in the area. The local Warrandyte real estate at the time took me to Pound Bend to do the sell on the area before showing me any houses. Thinking back a bit weird but I did remember how beautiful Pound Bend was.
We often go for walks along the river at Warrandyte with our dogs and love it. We had gone out for lunch to Olivignia the day before followed by a couple of drinks ( I had an Expresso Martini – which was lovely) at the Warrandyte Hotel and a meander along the Yarra River in Warrandyte.
Thinking of something to do the next day we remembered that Pound Bend is a pretty spectacular place go and a great place to take interstate or overseas visitors. It was an overcast day and a bit damp however it turned out to be wonderful place to go and walk around and take in the beautiful surroundings. Pound Bend Reserve is located in the Warrandyte State Park, Victoria. Australia
There is a nice picnic ground at the Pound Bend Reserve and we think in Summer we will go back and take some nibbles bought at the newly renovated Aumanns at Warrandyte and have a couple of drinks.
If you haven’t been to Aumanns at Warrandyte it is well worth a visit – there is an abundance of local produce and yummy foods! Traditional artisan breads, local pate and sliced meat and cheese…
Another visit to Pound Bend a few weeks later
We thought we would go back to Pound Bend and have another look around and spend a bit of time trying to spot a koala in the trees. We saw more ducks and birds but still no koalas! I am wondering if there are koalas living high up in the trees or if they have moved away from the area….. We will keep on looking in hope of one day seeing a Koala!