Bunjil Reserve

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The Wurundjeri Tribe have been continuing their connection to Country in Bunjil Reserve through cultural practices such as burning, Murnong cultivation, dance and ceremony, tool crafts and shelter building. You may see evidence of this as you journey through the reserve.

This reserve contains a great diversity of plant species from the majestic white Candlebark in the gullies to delicate orchids and wild flowers on the slopes.

A number of rare and threatened flora and fauna species have been found in this reserve including the Brush-tailed Phascogale, Powerful Owl, Southern Toadlet and Wine-lipped Spider-orchid. Programs have been implemented for the conservation of these species.

 

About the Panton Hill Bushland Reserves

This is a place where you can become one with nature. Extending from Smiths Gully in the north to Watsons Creek in the south, the seven reserves form a corridor of remnant bushland covering 140 hectares. An extensive network of trails lead you through a variety of vegetation communities, and past sites of cultural and historical significance.

The traditional owners of this land, the Wurundjeri people, have an ancient and enduring connection to this place. Each of the reserves is named after a local species in Woi-Wurrung language.

The reserves are a part of the Warrandyte to Kinglake Habitat Corridor. They help to ensure the survival of many rare and endangered animals and plants, including the Brush-tailed Phascogale, the Powerful Owl and Wine-lipped Spider-orchid.

Walks/rides range from 340m to 12km and vary in difficulty. Follow the marked trails as you enjoy our bushland reserves. Choose your own adventure.

Enjoy our reserves

The trail network through the Panton Hill Bushland Reserves allows you to become immersed in nature.

Off-road trails on the map are Grade 3 – they are suitable for most ages with moderate fitness levels. Trail width varies and may include occasional sections of steps. Users may encounter natural hazards such as steep slopes, rough surfaces and minor water crossings.

On-road trails are generally on gravel rural roads, sometimes on bitumen, some with roadside trails. Users will encounter hazards

such as vehicles.

• Please stay on the designated trails

• Please respect other users

• The trails are shared by walkers, horse riders and mountain bike riders, except where signed otherwise

• Walkers and cyclists must give way to horse riders, and cyclists give way to all

• Please respect nature

• Leave the bush as you find it. Do not disturb or remove any native plants, animals or rock formations

• Take your rubbish home with you

• Take note of weather conditions and plan your journey accordingly. Always ensure you carry enough drinking water

• Do not enter the reserve on days of Total Fire Ban

 

 

Location

105 Rodger Road, Panton Hill 3759  View Map

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