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Bushy Park Wetlands (Glen Waverley)



Bushy Park Wetlands is a linear section of parkland running along the Dandenong Creek. Bushy Park Wetlands is nestled at the north eastern edge of Glen Waverley.

Originally this area was timbered with Yarra Gum (Eucalyptus yarraensis) but was cleared by early European settlers. You will still see cattle being grazed in the northern section to maintain the rural heritage and to manage the quantity of pasture.

This is a great park for walking, cycling or bird watching.

Bird Watching - 90 bird species have been recorded in the area, ranging from water birds to bushland and farmland birds. On the northern and southern lakes you are likely to see pelicans and ducks. Spoonbills and herons may also be observed searching for food in shallow water. In the grassland areas, insects attract Willy Wagtails, Magpies, Cattle Egrets and White Ibis. Overhead you may spot a Black-shouldered Kite or Brown Falcon. Use the bird hide, just a short walk from the main trail, to learn more about the different species in the park.

Access and trails - Visitors can park at Highbury Road (Melwas 62 J10) or near Drummies Bridge Reserve off High Street Road (Melways 71 J1). From Jells Park, pedestrians and cyclists can travel north to the Bushy Park Wetlands along the Dandenong Creek Trail. Along the way you pass Shepherds Bush, Napier Park, Drummies Bridge Reserve and the pony club. From Koomba Park, visitors can walk or cycle across the footbridge over the Dandenong creek, then head south over Burwood Highway and take the marked trail to the wetlands.



Address | Contact


899 Highbury Road,  Glen Waverley 3150, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: 62 Ref: J10

Web Links


Link Bushy Park Wetlands (Parks Victoria)

Link Bushy Park Wetlands (Park Note)

Link dandenongvalleyfriends.org.au



  Reader Feedback  

Jane Findlay      Posted:    10:02 PM April 4, 2017

Hi, do you have a list of all the 90 species of birds which you can find at Bushy park? I would love to see which birds occupy this location. Admin - Sorry we don't have a list unfortunately.

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