The Blue Tongue Bend Walk, Warrandyte State Park, starts near the Jumping Creek Sandy Bay Carpark, looping along the Yarra River. Take a relaxing walk beside the Yarra river, where you can enjoy scenic views of the flowing river and the bushland, amid the sounds of the local birdlife. The dirt track takes you along the river, where you can dip your toes in the water, have a refreshing swim, or go kayaking. At the Jumping Creek picnic ground, there are barbeques, firewood and toilets. This track is well-formed and well maintained, being mostly wide and flat, with some narrow, hilly and rocky sections. It can be a little muddy and slippery after recent rains or in otherwise damp conditions. Overall, it is manageable for most people, including children, and is popular with families. Dogs are not allowed on this walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.