Dam Wall walk

Cardinia Reservoir, Lysterfield, Vic

Estimated time:

2k return


About this walk

Cardinia Reservoir is approximately 50 minutes from Melbourne. The huge dam was built in the 1970’s and is Melbourne’s second largest reservoir. It’s an ideal spot for a peaceful family day out or large group gatherings.

There are three main picnic areas – Duffy’s Lookout , Kangaroo Flat and Crystal Brook. Crystal Brook Picnic Area is the only one with public BBQ’s. There are plenty of wide open grassy areas perfect for a picnic.

Kids love the freedom of the open spaces and playground. Kangaroos are a highlight at Cardinia Reservoir early in the morning and late afternoon.

Walk across the dam wall on the flat, wide track to take in the immensity of the reservoir. There are plenty of opportunities for stunning photos.

A one way road loops around the main areas of the park.


Pram Walks user, Bree, offers the following advice:

Lovely walk on a fine not windy day across the dam wall. Parking everywhere – very easy.

Wheel chairs would be ok.

Flat surface and about 2 km return. Dogs on leash but not allowed on dam wall.
Toilets at the Kangaroo Flat Picnic Ground.

A really gorgeous park which seems forgotten about because its quiet! 🙂


Thank you Bree for adding this Pram walk for others to enjoy!!! 

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  • Toilets
  • Baby change
  • Playground
  • Disabled access
  • Dogs ok
  • BBQ
  • Parking
  • Picnic table

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