Devilbend (Devilbend Natural Features Reserve)

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Devilbend (Devilbend Natural Features Reserve)

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

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. See the reserve and its wildlife from a whole new perspective as you paddle through the serene waters.

While you are 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 and take your rubbish away with you when you leave.

The shoreline has all abilities access (wheelchair and pram).
Park gates are closed for vehicle access between dusk and dawn.

How to get there

Devilbend (Devilbend Natural Features Reserve)

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets

Need to know

Devilbend (Devilbend Natural Features Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No swimming
  • No camping
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • Restricted opening hours
  • Speed restrictions apply

Warnings

    • None applicable

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve deer shooting operations

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve will be closed every Thursday night 6pm until 6am throughout the period of October and November 2022 for ground shooting operations controlling introduced deer species. Signs will be displayed at all official entrance points to the control zones during the control operation.
 
Parks Victoria is responsible for conservation management to restore and protect park habitat, including the control of introduced plant and animal species.
 
Parks Victoria will be undertaking a controlled, safe and humane deer control operation targeting Deer using ground shooting within Devilbend Natural Feature Reserve.
 
The program will:
 
• Reduce habitat structure damage and minimise browsing impacts on habitat regeneration
• Focus on movement corridors that aim to reduce the impact of deer grazing on surrounding private land.

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