Where: Chandlers Hill Road, Happy Valley

After 120 odd years of just sitting there doing nothing besides provide us with an unlimited supply of clean drinking water (boring), Happy Valley Reservoir is open for activities! And wow haven’t the public taken to it like a toddler to a pack of unattended textas.

With almost 20km of trails, perfect for mixed uses including running, mountain biking, hiking (lots of it is pram friendly too!), this is going to be a really exciting community space for the south. We also hear that a Park Run is planned for the area which would be fantastic for the runners and walkers out there.

But the real treat here is the Kayaking. With a number of launch points, the facilities here are fantastic, with toilets located along the 2x Chandlers Hill car parks as well as in 2x locations on the Happy Valley Drive side.

For the hikers, choose from a range of well signed tracks, from 2km loops all the way up to the 11km Shoreline Loop.

Kayakers – You will find your launch points at the 2 Chandlers Hill Road entry points.

Fishing is allowed (woo hoo!) but you can’t use stand up paddleboards or water toys here.

So what are you waiting for? Get out the kayak and enjoy your new Summer playground.

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