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Warrien Reserve

Facility type:
  • Playground
  • Bushland reserve
Warrien Reserve is located in Warrien Road Croydon North.

The reserve has facilities for people of all ages, including ample off street parking, a well equipped children’s playground, a large undercover BBQ facility, outdoor picnic tables and seats, a large open grassed area and toilet facilities.

People with mobility challenges or a disability are encouraged to visit the reserve, which offers a wheel chair accessible toilet, picnic tables, a sealed car park and all-weather paths. 

The reserve also features a well signed 1km nature trail which is easily accessible and has a gentle gradient. 

See a guided walk of Warrien Reserve nature trail  (pdf, 149KB)

Warrien Reserve occupies 5.3 ha (13 acres) and has biological significance at municipal level, with eleven regionally significant plants and 142 indigenous plants, many of which are not found elsewhere in the municipality.

Warrien Reserve Social Script

This social script helps people with autism, or others that may feel anxious in new places, to learn more about the reserve before they visit. It is a short description of a situation, event or activity, which includes specific information about what to expect in that situation and why.

The Social Script is provided in a word format so you can download it and make any required changes. There are several optional pages you can add to your social script if you feel the information is helpful. A PDF is also provided for easy printing.

Warrien Reserve Social Script  (docx, 4MB)

Warrien Reserve Social Script  (pdf, 3MB)

If you would prefer a printed version of Warrien Reserve Social Script please contact Council on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598, or email us at maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Warrien reserve image gallery

Things to do:

  • Bushwalking
  • Dog walking
  • Picnics
  • Playground activities

Accessible features:

  • Paths
  • Accessible playground
  • Accessible toilet

Location:

Get directions

See the full interactive map

Explore the reserve

Nature walks

Our nature walk map helps you explore the reserve, showing the contours of the walks and special features.

Warrien Reserve nature walk map  (pdf, 383KB)

Flora

Warrien Reserve consists of Grassy Forest, Swampy Riparian Woodland and Creekline Herb-rich Woodland.

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

Upper storey

  • Silver-leafed Stringybark - Eucalyptus cephalocarpa
  • Red Stringybark - Eucalyptus macrorhyncha
  • Yellow Box – Eucalyptus melliodora
  • Messmate – Eucalyptus obliqua
  • Swamp Gum – Eucalyptus ovata
  • Narrow-leaf Peppermint – Eucalyptus radiata

Middle storey

  • Silver Wattle – Acacia dealbata
  • Prickly Moses - Acacia verticillata
  • Sweet Bursaria – Bursaria spinosa
  • Prickly Currant-bush – Coprosma quadrifida
  • Swamp Paperbark - Melaleuca ericifolia
  • Elderberry Panax – Polyscias sambucifolia*
  • Silver Banksia – Banksia marginata*

Lower storey

  • Small Grass-tree – Xanthorrhea minor
  • Common Correa – Correa reflexa
  • Naked Blue-bell – Wahlenbergia gymnoclada*
  • Common Wedge-pea – Gompholobium huegelii
  • Swamp Daisy – Brachyscome cardiocarpa
  • Lanky Goodenia – Goodenia elongata
  • Handsome Flat –pea – Platylobium formosum
  • Wonga Vine – Pandorea pandorana

Grasses, sedges and rushes

  • Kangaroo Grass – Themeda triandra
  • Tall Sword-sedge - Lepidosperma elatius
  • Loose-flower rush – Juncus pauciflorus
  • Slender Tussock Grass - Poa tenera
  • Grass Trigger-plant - Stylidium graminifolium

Lilies and orchids

  • Chocolate Lily – Arthropodium strictum
  • Wallflower Orchid - Diuris corymbosa*
  • Pale Flax-lily – Dianella longifolia
  • Slender onion-orchid – Microtis parviflora

Fauna

Birds

  • Tawny Frogmouth - Podargus strigoides
  • Grey Butcherbird - Cracticus torquatus
  • Laughing Kookaburra – Dacelo novaeguineae
  • Superb Fairy-wren - Malurus cyaneus
  • Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo - Calyptorhynchus funereus
  • Crimson Rosella - Platycercus elegans
  • Bell Miner - Manoria melanophrys
  • Pied currawong - Strepera graculina
  • Red Wattlebird - Anthochaera carunculata
  • Willie Wagtail - Rhipidura leucophrys

Mammals

  • Sugar Glider – Petaurus breviceps
  • Short-beaked Echidna - Tachyglossus aculeatus
  • Eastern Grey Kangaroo – Macropus giganteus
  • Koala – Trichosurus vulpecula
  • Common Brushtail Possum – Trichosurus vulpecula
  • Common Ringtail Possum - Pseudocheirus peregrinus
  • White-striped Freetail Bat – Tadarida australis

Amphibians

  • Victorian Smooth Froglet - Geocrinia victoriana
  • Common Froglet – Crinia signifera
  • Southern Brown Tree Frog – Litoria ewingi

Friends of Warrien Reserve

If you would like to get involved or would like more information, see our Community Groups listing

Features:

  • BBQ
  • Bushland
  • Dogs off leash
  • Interpretive trail
  • Onsite parking
  • Playground
  • Public toilet
  • Seats/picnic tables
  • Shelters
  • Water fountain
  • Walking path

Contact:

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