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Candlebark Walk Reserve

Facility type:
  • Bushland reserve
Candlebark Walk Reserve in Croydon Hills extends along the north side of Croydon Hills Drive with multiple access points.

The reserve occupies 9.2 ha (22.5 acres), consists 2.5 ha of open spaces and has 117 indigenous species. 

The reserve has a lake, walking trail around the reserve and a small playground.  

Things to do:

  • Bushwalking
  • Dog walking

Accessible features:

Location:

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Flora

Candlebark Walk Reserve consists of Valley Grassy Forest and Swampy Riparian Woodland.

The following list represents some of the common and some of the rare and significant (*) plants found in the reserve.

Upper storey

  • Red Box - Eucalyptus polyanthemos
  • Red Stringybark - Eucalyptus macrorhynca
  • Yellow Box – Eucalyptus melliodora
  • Messmate – Eucalyptus obliqua
  • Swamp Gum – Eucalyptus ovata
  • Bundy – Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  • Candlebark – Eucalyptus rubida

Middle storey

  • Myrtle Wattle – Acacia myrtifolia*
  • Juniper Wattle – Acacia ulicifolia*
  • Silky Daisy-bush – Olearia myrsinoides*
  • Slender Pomaderris – Pomaderris racemosa*
  • Elderberry Panax – Polyscias sambucifolia*
  • Tree Everlasting - Ozothamnus ferrugineus

Lower storey

  • Hop Goodenia – Goodenia ovata
  • Pink Bells – Tetratheca ciliata*
  • Common Heath – Epacris impressa
  • Angled Lobelia - Lobelia alata
  • Trailing Speedwell – Veronica plebia*
  • Small Grass Tree – Xanthorrhea minor*

Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

  • Weeping Grass - Microlaena stipoides
  • Grey Tussock Grass - Poa sieberiana
  • Toad Rush – Juncus bufonius
  • Streaked Arrow-grass – Triglochin striatum

Lilies and Orchids

  • Pale Grass Lily – Caesia parviflora*
  • Hyacinth Orchid – Dipodium roseum*
  • Pale Flax Lily – Dianella longifolia*
  • Slender Onion Orchid - Microtis parviflora

Fauna

Birds

  • Purple Swamp Hen - Porphyrio porphyrio
  • Little Pied Cormorant - Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo - Cacatua galerita
  • Australian Wood-duck - Chenonetta jubata
  • Australian Magpie - Cracticus tibicen

Mammals

  • Swamp Wallaby – Wallabia bicolor
  • Short-beaked Echidna - Tachyglossus aculeatus
  • Common Brushtail Possum – Trichosurus vulpecula
  • Common Ringtail Possum - Pseudocheirus peregrinus
  • Koala – Phascolarctos cinereus

Amphibians and Reptiles

  • Common Froglet – Crinia signifera
  • Southern Brown Tree Frog – Litoria ewingi
  • Growling Tree Frog – Litoria raniformis

Friends of Candlebark Reserve

If you would like to get involved or would like more information, please refer to our Community Groups listing or contact Team Leader Bushland, Maroondah City Council on (03) 9294 5677.

Features:

  • Bushland
  • Dogs on leash
  • Seats/picnic tables
  • Shelters
  • Water area
  • Walking path

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