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Bland Reserve

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Green Street, Carisbrook VIC 3464

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Spend an afternoon swimming, walking and picnicking at Carisbrook's Bland Reserve, a charming park along the bank of Tullaroop Creek, known locally as Deep Creek. A playground and picnic tables are set along a grassy lawn, and several scenic walking tracks set out from here. 

A slight slope takes you down to the waters edge to the left of the footbridge, where you will find a great swimming spot. Visit at dusk for a chance of spotting a platypus from the bridge.

A parking area is situated at the end of Green Street, rubbish bins are available for visitor use, and toilets and an electric barbecue are located a short walk over the creek via the footbridge, in Bucknall Reserve

There are a few short, well formed gravel walking tracks from Bland Reserve. One travels directly along this side of the creek to the gorgeous historic Log Gaol. Another walk begins on the other side of the bridge (in Bucknall Reserve) which takes you on a lovely stroll along the creek through the trees. There are information signs and rest seats along the way.

Please note that the photos on this page were taken after heavy rains, the typical water level of the creek is on the other side of the trees which are partially submerged in the photos. 

A sign alongside the parking area provides details of common flora and fauna of the Murray-Darling Basin, including:
  • Darling Lily
  • Squirrel Glider
  • Murray Cod
  • Red Belly Black Snake
  • Swamp Yabby
  • Superb Fairywren
  • Turquoise Parrot
  • Barking Owl
  • Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • Azure Kingfisher
  • Platypus
  • Pygmy Possum
  • Golden Perch
and more. 

Always check water for signs of Blue-green Algae and avoid water when it shows green or paint like scums. 



  • There are so many excellent playgrounds tucked away in little-known places. Take a look through this great list of playgrounds throughout the Victorian Goldfields.
  • There are heaps of fantastic swimming spots throughout the Victorian Goldfields, including the Loddon River, Cairn Curran Reservoir, Laanecoorie, Turpins Falls, and many more!
  • Kids love to climb! There are plenty of places throughout the Goldfields with great trees, rocks, fallen logs and more for kids to climb up, around and over.


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