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Wombolano Park

Facility type:
  • Playground
  • Bushland reserve
Wombolano Park in Ringwood East is located on Canterbury Road and occupies 7.5 ha (18 acres).

The reserve was donated to Council by Frank L Walker in 1954 for the purpose of using it as a public recreation space and is mostly covered by bushland,

The Wombolano Sensory Trail starts at the Rotherwood Avenue car park and leads through a wetland area. Seasonal ponds can be viewed from several platforms along the trail. In the centre of the park is a playground with lawn area and public toilets. 

Maroondah Junior Rangers sheets

Exploring our local Maroondah environment is fun, good for our health and easy to do with our family and friends.

Using the Junior Ranger sheet, our young Rangers can tick off species as they find them, and see tips on park safety.

Maroondah Junior Rangers sheet - Wombolano Reserve  (docx, 1MB)

Things to do:

  • Bushwalking
  • Picnics
  • Playground activities

Accessible features:

Location:

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Flora

Wombolano Park consists of Valley Heathy Forest, with White Stringybark (Eucalyptus globoidea) dominant. Only very few other reserves in Maroondah with the same vegetation type feature White Stringybark.

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

Upper storey

  • White Stringybark - Eucalyptus globoidea*
  • Red Stringybark - Eucalyptus macrorhyncha
  • Narrow-leaf Peppermint – Eucalyptus radiata
  • Messmate – Eucalyptus obliqua
  • Swamp Gum – Eucalyptus ovata
  • Bundy – Eucalyptus goniocalyx

Middle storey

  • Elderberry Panax – Polyscias sambucifolia*
  • Prickly Moses - Acacia verticillata
  • Tree Everlasting - Ozothamnus ferrugineus
  • Myrtle Wattle – Acacia myrtifolia
  • Silver Banksia – Banksia marginata*
  • Shiny Cassinia – Cassinia longifolia

Lower storey

  • Common Appleberry – Billiardiera scandens
  • Marsh Ground-fern – Hyolepis muelleri*
  • Common Hovea – Hovea linearis
  • Angled Lobelia - Lobelia anceps
  • Handsome Flat-pea - Platylobium formosum
  • Common Correa – Correa reflexa
  • Upright Millfoil – Myriophyllum crispatum*
  • Cinnamon Bells – Gastrodia sesamoides*

Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

  • Red-anther Wallaby-grass - Joycea pallida
  • Slender Sword-sedge - Lepidosperma gunnii*
  • Tall Sword-sedge - Lepidosperma elatius
  • Velvet Tussock Grass – Poa morrisii
  • Joint-leaf Rush – Juncus holoschoenus*

Lilies and Orchids:

  • Pale Grass-lily – Caesia parviflora
  • Tasman Flax-lily – Dianella tasmanica
  • Common Bird-orchid - Chiloglottis valida

Fauna

Birds

  • Pied currawong - Strepera graculina
  • Grey Butcherbird - Cracticus torquatus
  • Crimson Rosella - Platycercus elegans
  • Red Wattlebird - Anthochaera carunculata
  • Gang-gang Cockatoo - Callocephalon fimbriatum
  • Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike - Coracina novaehollandiae
  • Powerful Owl – Ninox strenua
  • Laughing Kookaburra – Dacelo novaeguineae
  • White-browed Scrubwren - Sericornis frontalis
  • Spotted Pardalote - Pardalotus punctatus

Mammals

  • Common Brushtail Possum – Trichosurus vulpecula
  • Common Ringtail Possum - Pseudocheirus peregrinus
  • White-striped Freetail Bat – Tadarida australis

Amphibians

  • Common Froglet – Crinia signifera

Friends of Wombolano Park

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
  • Interpretive trail
  • Playground
  • Public toilet
  • Seats/picnic tables
  • Shelters
  • Water area
  • Walking path

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