Hochkins Ridge Flora Reserve is located in Maroondah City of Victoria state. On the street of Holloway Road . You can get more information from their website.
|Address:||Holloway Rd, Croydon North VIC 3136, Australia|
This 18.6-hectare forest in the suburbs is a gorgeous place to visit. I'm told it's the largest and most botanically diverse flora reserve in Maroondah.
The reserve was named after the Hochkins family who sold the property to the State Government and Croydon City Council. In 1983-84 it became a crown land reserve with the purpose of preserving indigenous flora and fauna and a Committee of Management was appointed.
The flora within the reserve includes longleaf boxes and red stringybark – messmate and peppermint eucalypts. The understorey includes 14 varieties of wattle, orchids (27 species) and various members of the lily family.
Great park for a walk or a stroll. Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly. Good parking.
It's a great walking experience, helps if you don't mind rough travel on dirt stone pathways in parts. If you skirt the centre of the ridge it's easier going and you still get the scenery and birdlife sounds. Some severe sloping ground to cover along the way particularly if you go deep into the reserve.
A Parks Victoria park, Hochkins Ridge Flora Reserve is the largest botanically diverse flora reserve within the Maroondah City Council local government municipality. Maroondah Council states that there are twenty seven species of orchids to be found among the peppermint eucalyptus trees.