Blue Tongue Bend Walk

4 h to 6 h 30 min

2 h to 3 h 15 min

14.4 km
return

↑ 369 m
↓ -369 m

Moderate track
The Blue Tongue Bend Walk, Warrandyte, starts near Stiggants Reserve, at the end of Stiggants Street, leading along the Yarra River to the Yarra River Linear Reserve and back. Embark on a peaceful walk beside the river, where you can enjoy views of the water and the bushland, amid the sounds of the local birdlife. The dirt trail meanders along the river. There is also a picnic ground with barbeques, firewood and toilets. This track is well-formed and 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, and popular with families. Dogs are not allowed on this track. 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 (-37.740928,145.2101943)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Eastern Freeway, M3
  • Turn on to Springvale Road Offramp then drive for 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 1 onto Tindals Road and drive for another 520 m
  • Turn right onto Tindals Road and drive for another 200 m
  • Turn slight left onto Harris Gully Road and drive for another 2.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Yarra Street, 42, 2 and drive for another 600 m
  • Turn left onto Stiggant Street and drive for another 175 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Stiggant Street and drive for another 45 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Stiggants Reserve at the start.
There is a toilet (about 95 m back from the start).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
After 140 m pass the BBQ (20 m on your right).
After another 25 m pass the shelter (30 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 205 m continue straight.
After another 60 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 120 m continue straight.
After another 85 m pass a seat (10 m on your right).
After another 45 m pass the toilet (35 m on your right).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 175 m continue straight.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 70 m pass a seat (10 m on your right).
Then pass the "Warrandyte Bakery Playground" (15 m on your right).
After another 70 m pass the playground (25 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 15 m pass a seat (5 m on your right).
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 95 m veer right.
After another 30 m veer left.
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 15 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
After another 65 m veer left.
After another 105 m pass a seat (6 m on your right).
After another 130 m pass a seat (8 m on your right).
After another 280 m pass a seat (6 m on your right).
After another 30 m veer left, to head along Yarra Street.
After another 6 m pass a seat (7 m on your left).
After another 30 m pass the "Stonehouse" (5 m on your left).
After another 55 m (at the intersection of Yarra Street & Tills Drive) turn left, to head along Tills Drive (a residential road).
After another 6 m continue straight, to head along Tills Drive.
After another 25 m turn left.
After another 120 m turn left, to head along Tills Drive.
After another 580 m turn right.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 150 m continue straight.
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 20 m veer right.
After another 200 m turn left.
After another 225 m continue straight.
After another 90 m pass the toilet (on your left).
After another 60 m turn right.
After another 7 m turn right.
After another 250 m continue straight.
After another 1.2 km continue straight.
After another 50 m turn right.
After another 45 m turn right.
After another 65 m pass the "Jumping Creek Sandy Bay" (15 m on your left).
After another 20 m pass the sign (25 m on your left).
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.
Continue another 1.4 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 7.2 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Blue Tongue Bend Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 14.4 km
Time 4 h to 6 h 30 min
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)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 120 m from the start.

Toilet: There are 4 on route, on average they are 2.9 km apart with the largest gap of 10.7 km.

Seat: There are 8 on route, on average they are 1.6 km apart with the largest gap of 12.4 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-45 m[toilet]
Shelter
120 m[shelter]
Toilet
700 m[toilet]
Toilet
1.4 km[toilet]
Toilet
3.7 km[toilet]
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