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McKenzie Reserve Yarra Glen

HOT: McKenzie Reserve Adventure Playground, Yarra Glen

If you’re heading to the Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen or Healesville, then make sure you stop off at the amazing Yarra Glen Adventure Playground at McKenzie Reserve. This huge playground will knock your socks off!

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mckenzie reserve yarra glen

The playground was built after the 2009 bushfires with the assistance of donations from Victorian, national and international organisations.

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For young kids there are lots of places to climb, walk, slide and balance on the main structure. Plus a whole bank of swings, a seated merry-go-round, a partially shaded sandpit with a small rock waterfall and water play and chime poles for making music.


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For older kids there is a very high pyramid climbing frame, a mega-sized springer seesaw and a big basket swing.

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The landscaping has been well thought out too, with rubber mounds doubling as colourful rocks in the rock and a big metal dung beetle sculpture.

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The Yarra Glen Adventure Playground is right near the main shopping and eating street in Yarra Glen (Bell Street) so you can buy supplies for a picnic lunch or grabs snacks and ice creams for a treat. We strolled up the hill for an early dinner at Hargreaves Hill after a full afternoon’s play.

The Yarra Glen Adventure Playground is a particularly good playground because it combines lots of opportunity for challenging physical activity with spaces for imaginative play. Worth a stopover if you’re in the Yarra Valley.

Click here for more places to go with kids in the Yarra Valley.

Click here for more free water play in Melbourne and surrounds

HOT Tips:

  • suitable for toddlers;
  • suitable for older children;
  • sandpit;
  • toilets;
  • natural shade;
  • BBQ, seating and picnic tables;
  • water play; and
  • water fountain.
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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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