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a VirtualTourist member asked on Nov 9, 2013

Healesville

hey can anyone help me?

Been at a park some time ago, and birds come and feed off your hands (Rosella's etc...), and it's not Healesville sanctuary, does anyone know where this could be?



7 Answers


answered on 11/9/13 by
a VT member from Melbourne

It may have been Gumbuya Park near Tynong - between Drouin and Pakenham. It's east of Melbourne but on the Princes Highway.

This is the link : http://www.gumbuya.com.au/

Cheers,

    • I just corrected my spelling of the park!

Grevil




answered on 11/9/13 by
a VT member from Brisbane

Was it Tarra Warra Winery? [original VT link]




answered on 11/9/13 by
a VT member from Brighton

It could have been either at Warramate Hills flora & fauna reserve or Maroondah Reservoir Park
Here is a link to google map of Healsville area;
maps.google.com.au/maps?clie...




answered on 11/10/13 by
a VT member from Melbourne

Were you on a coach tour that included Healsville, Yarra Valley and Dandenongs - if so it could have been at Grants Reserve near Belgrave.




answered on 11/10/13 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

Please ignore the link above by soon-to-be-deleted NadaE. It is being spam-posted in the forums.




answered on 11/10/13 by
a VT member from Melbourne

Another suggestion is the great park beside the Maroondah Reservoir. Although I have not been there for a long time, I would think the area is alive with Rosellas.

I'm a volunteer on Puffing Billy railway and the Lakeside station area has a resident population of about 20 crimson rosellas that do eat from outstretched hands. If you go to [original VT link] there is a photo of 2 of them at Lakeside.




answered on 11/13/13 by
a VT member from Carrum

It could be Grants Picnic Ground in the Dandenong Ranges near Belgrave. Was there a gift shop/cafe close by? I used to see many buses stopped there to let visitors feed the birds,.





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