History of Waverley Park Walk
Come and explore the history of Waverley Flora Reserve, a nature reserve with an interesting history. At different times, Waverley has been a stone quarry providing stone of extraordinary quality for buildings as far away as Auckland, New Zealand. In the early 20th century part of the park became a rifle range operated by the Bellerive Rifle Club, and an Avenue of Honour commemorating World War One (lost in the 1950s but since re-instated). To help us on our way we have Council’s natural history guru Phil Watson, and cultural history nerd Alan Townsend.
Meet at the Western Entrance, at the top of Quarry Rd.
Requirements: good walking shoes and rain gear
Difficulty level: the walk is on unpaved roads with some steep sections