The Glen Nayook Reserve is a delightful fern gully on the east branch of the Tarago River at Paynter Road, Neerim Junction.

The Crown reserved the 9-hectare area in 1907 as a site for public recreation.

The reserve is suitable for a short visit or picnic and has been a popular spot for visitors since 1914. Special features of the reserve include the tree fern gully where the river runs underground for 100 metres, the split rocks and the moss covered granite boulders.

A local group of enthusiastic supporters of the reserve, The Friends of Glen Nayook, was formed in 2003 to assist Parks Victoria with ongoing maintenance and promotion of the reserve. This will ensure that the reserve will be available to locals and visitors into the future.

The Friends of Glen Nayook undertake a regular program of sociable activities at “The Glen” including Working Bees, Educational Tours for visiting school groups, monthly Track Inspection walks and informal meetings. Typical working bee activities include tree planting, weeding, plant propagation and track clearing. All activities are conducted in an atmosphere of warmth, fun and conviviality!

New members are most welcome to join the group.

Co-ordinator:  Bob Read,   5628 4359,  bobread@skymesh.com.au




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