Sunday, 4 December 2016


The Werribee River is a perennial river of the Port Phillip catchment that is located on the plain West of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The headwaters of a tributary, the Lerderderg River, are north of Ballan near Daylesford and it flows across the basalt plain, through the suburb of Werribee to enter Port Phillip.

A linear park follows the Werribee River along much of its course. In total the Werribee River completes a journey of approximately 110 kilometres. The river flows through the Werribee Gorge State Park before being utilised for irrigation of market gardens at Bacchus Marsh, then through Werribee where it is crossed by the Maltby By-pass. It then flows through the Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee Park, and finally the small coastal settlement of Werribee South before entering Port Phillip.

The Western Treatment Plant, a sewage treatment site, is located near the mouth of the river, and supplies irrigation needs to the zoo. The Werribee River Trail winds beside the Werribee River from Davis Creek in Tarneit to the Princes Highway in Werribee.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Scenic Weekends meme,
and also part of the Our Beautiful World meme,
and also part of the My Sunday Photo meme.


  1. So green compared to here right now with winter in full force

  2. the beauty of nature working its magic

  3. A beautiful peaceful photo

    Thank you for linking up

  4. That is a pretty summer view!

  5. So beautiful and serene. Would love to be there.

  6. Your title captured my attention straight away.. and I recognise the river! I grew up there across the road from the Werribee River, and remember when the old Manor House burnt down. Sigh... it was so beautiful in its day. Thanks for the lovely memories and Thanks for playing along with OBW!

  7. Wonderful photo for the prompt! Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!