Yan Yean Reservoir Park

National Parks and Reserves

Yan Yean Reservoir Park offers visitors peaceful picnic areas, a variety of walking tracks and breathtaking views of Melbourne’s oldest water storage. Visit the extensive wetlands and watch the abundant birdlife that lives and feeds in this area.

The reservoir was Melbourne’s first and has supplied the city with water since 1857. It was the plan of James Blackburn, a civil engineer who unfortunately died before ever seeing his dream developed. The historic bluestone valve house and stone water channel are reminders of the reservoir’s history.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Facilities

Nature & Wildlife Picnic Area Public Toilet

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