Devilbend Natural Features Reserve

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve


Devilbend Natural Features Reserve

What is now known as Devilbend Natural Features Reserve is located within the traditional land of the Bunurong People. Contemporary Bunurong People are proud of their ancestry, and maintain a very strong spiritual and physical connection to their traditional land and waters. In addition to their inherent rights, they have cultural obligations to ensure that their ancestral land, waters and culture are managed appropriately. Parks Victoria acknowledges and respects the deep and continuing connection that Bunurong people have to these lands and waters.

A haven for waterbirds and walkers, Devilbend Natural Features Reserve includes Devilbend Reservoir, the largest inland body of water on the Mornington Peninsula. The lowland forest, reservoirs and shoreline provide valuable habitat and beautiful scenery to enjoy picnics, fishing, photography, birdwatching and water activities.

Explore Devilbend via the scenic walking tracks that wind around the reserve, from the easy boardwalks to the more adventurous 11.5km Devilbend Circuit Track around the reservoir. Take in the woodlands and tranquil waters, keeping watch for the native wildlife and the many species of birds that call this place home. The 250 hectare Devilbend Reservoir is recognised by BirdLife International as being globally important for the conservation of bird populations, including the threatened Blue‐billed Duck. Keep an eye out for the majestic White‐bellied Sea Eagle. You can also cycle along the tracks, or horse ride along the bushland of the Southern Boundary.

Relax by the shores of the Devilbend Reservoir and Bittern Reservoir, enjoying a picnic, some wildlife watching or water activities. The Reservoir fishing areas are stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Estuary Perch, with fishing pontoons and platforms available for keen freshwater anglers. Non-powered watercraft such as canoes and kayaks can be used in a designated zone at the northern arm of the Reservoir, with two launch facilities along the Western Shoreline Trail. Download the factsheet for more information. You'll see the reserve and its wildlife from a whole new perspective as you paddle through the serene waters.

While you're at the reservoir, follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at the reserve is a safe and enjoyable one.

Daangean Point Picnic Area has electric barbecues, picnic tables, shelter and toilets. Remember to bring your own drinking water to the reserve, and take your rubbish away with you when you leave.

Things To Do

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Bring your bike and explore along the reserve trails through bushland and around the shore.
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The park is ideal for inland freshwater fishing, and the designated fishing zones are stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Estuary Perch.
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Canoe or kayak in the designated boating zone at the northern arm of the Reservoir.
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Take the 6.2km horse trail around the Southern Boundary, starting from Hodgins, Turners or Derril Roads.
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Bird watching

Keep an eye out for the many significant bird species that call this reserve home, including White-bellied Sea Eagles and water birds such as the Blue-billed Duck.

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Crimson Rosella
Powerful owls
Wedge-tailed eagles

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.

If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.

Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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How to get there

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve is located off Graydens Road, Tuerong (Melway Map 152 J3).

The Daangean Point Picnic Area will be open from dawn to dusk, however, the park is accessible to pedestrians 24hrs via a small carpark located in front of the main entrance gate.

Need to know

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve

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