Moonah Waren Bushland Reserve

A 600 metre walking trail leads you through this special reserve that is home to an important woodland of Moonah trees.

A great starting point to explore the reserve is from the playground on Milton Street. Pack up the kids, a picnic and explore this enchanted woodland.

The reserve name 'Moonah Waren' translates to Moonahs by the Sea in Bunurong language. The Moonah's twisted trunks lead up to a canopy of fine leaves which shade an understory of native grasses and flowering shrubs like Thyme Rice-flower, Silky Guinea-flower and Coast Daisy-Bush.

Coastal Moonah Woodland is a threatened community making this reserve an important stronghold on the Mornington Peninsula. If you walk through quietly, you might be lucky to see some of the amazing animals that call this reserve home, including White’s Skink, Southern Grass Skink and Eastern Spine Bill.

Main access point: Milton Road

Other access points: Flinders Street

Walks: Circuit walks on unmade tracks.

Parking: On street parking

Friends Group: Joining a Friends Group is a great way to be involved in your local community and helps protect biodiversity. Friend's of Moonah Waren are active in this reserve. The Shire also partners with 50 other friends groups across the Peninsula. For further information visit our Friends Groups page.

Dogs: Dogs are PERMITTED in this reserve and are required to be under the effective control of a chain, cord or leash. For further information on leash-free and dog prohibited areas visit, Leash-free areas.  

Take a look at iNaturalist to see the plants and animals the community have recorded in this area – Observations · iNaturalist 


45-51 Milton Rd, Rye, Victoria, Rye 3941  View Map

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