Blue Tongue Bend Trail Loop

1 h 15 min to 2 h

40 min to 1 h

3.9 km
circuit

↑ 143 m
↓ -143 m

Moderate track
The Blue Tongue Bend Walk, Warrandyte State Park, starts near the Jumping Creek Sandy Bay Carpark, looping along the Yarra River. Take a relaxing walk beside the Yarra river, where you can enjoy scenic views of the flowing river and the bushland, amid the sounds of the local birdlife. The dirt track takes you along the river, where you can dip your toes in the water, have a refreshing swim, or go kayaking. At the Jumping Creek picnic ground, there are barbeques, firewood and toilets. This track is well-formed and well maintained, being mostly wide and flat, with some narrow, hilly and rocky sections. It can be a little muddy and slippery after recent rains or in otherwise damp conditions. Overall, it is manageable for most people, including children, and is popular with families. Dogs are not allowed on this walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.7316281,145.241134)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bulleen Road Offramp
  • Turn on to Bulleen Road Offramp then drive for 400 m
  • Keep right onto Eastern Freeway Onramp and drive for another 8.8 km
  • Keep left onto Springvale Road Offramp and drive for another 560 m
  • Keep left onto Springvale Road Offramp and drive for another 120 m
  • Turn left onto Springvale Road, 40 and drive for another 2.2 km
  • Turn right onto Old Warrandyte Road and drive for another 430 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Old Warrandyte Road and drive for another 285 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Old Warrandyte Road and drive for another 590 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tindals Road and drive for another 430 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tindals Road and drive for another 490 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Stintons Road and drive for another 1.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Falconer Road and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 50 m
  • Turn slight left onto Ringwood - Warrandyte Road, 9 and drive for another 2.8 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Jumping Creek Road, 42 and drive for another 1.4 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 890 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 40 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 8 m veer left.
There is a sign (about 15 m back from the start).
Find the Jumping Creek Sandy Bay at the start.
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Blue Tongue Bend Walk & Nature Walk) continue straight, to head along Blue Tongue Bend Walk.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Blue Tongue Bend Walk.
After another 440 m (at the intersection of Nature Walk & Blue Tongue Bend Walk) veer left, to head along Blue Tongue Bend Walk.
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Blue Tongue Bend Track & Blue Tongue Bend Walk) turn left, to head along Blue Tongue Bend Track (a vehicle track).
After another 195 m continue straight, to head along Blue Tongue Bend Track.
After another 770 m (at the intersection of Blue Tongue Bend Track & Stane Brae Track) continue straight, to head along Blue Tongue Bend Track.
After another 120 m (at the intersection of Nature Walk & Blue Tongue Bend Track) continue straight, to head along Blue Tongue Bend Track.
After another 245 m continue straight, to head along Blue Tongue Bend Track.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Blue Tongue Bend Track & Nature Walk) veer right, to head along Blue Tongue Bend Track.
After another 180 m (at the intersection of Blue Tongue Bend Track & Nature Walk) veer right, to head along Blue Tongue Bend Track.
After another 210 m (at the intersection of Nature Walk & Blue Tongue Bend Track) veer right, to head along Nature Walk (a walking track).
After another 180 m (at the intersection of Blue Tongue Bend Walk & Nature Walk) veer left.
After another 35 m veer right.
After another 8 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Blue Tongue Bend Trail Loop


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.9 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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