Travel Destination Yarra Valley
The Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges, Helesville Wildlife Sanctuary, Puffing Billy Steam Train, Wildlife in the Wild.
Travel Destination Yarra Valley is part of the The Australian Great Dividing Range. It runs from the north of Queensland to Melbourne. Behind Sydney it is the Blue Mountains. Around Canberra it is the Australian Alps and the Snowy River Region. To the east of Melbourne it forms the pleasant rural, hilly Dandenong Ranges crossed by the Yarra River Valley. The Yarra River winds 242 kms (150 mi) through the foothills of the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges. It empties into Port Phillip Bay through the downtown of Melbourne City.
So much money was sent to Britain (Australia was still a colony of Britain and the taxes on gold belonged to the Crown) that it funded the expansion of the British Empire. Flooding was always a problem and the Upper Yarra Dam was built in 1888 to provide flood control and a water supply for the growing city. The Yarra Dam was upgraded and completed by 1957 to provide a stable water supply.
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