Greens Pinch Reserve, Kilmore
Greens Pinch Reserve is a grassland and bushland reserve with no formal walking tracks.
The reserve lies on the ridgeline above Branigan Drive, Mountford Crescent and Meade Court and offers beautiful views across to the Mount William Range. For those who undertake the steep walk, you will be rewarded with stunning views across the rural landscapes of Kilmore and beyond.
Hamilton’s Creek is the waterway that flows in the valley of the reserve and crosses Kilmore-Broadford Road.
Most of the reserve habitat consists of grassland with scattered trees. Large areas are dominated by weeping grass and kangaroo grass. Wallaby grass, spear grass and tussock grasses are more common on drier hilltops.
Diverse wildflowers are also abundant in certain areas of the reserve during the spring.
Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, those of the Taungurung People, who have walked upon and cared for this land for thousands of years.
The name 'Green’s Pinch' may have arisen for a number of reasons; historically the old coaches went over Mr Green’s hill towards Broadford and because it was so steep to cross, it was called Green’s Pinch. Another explanation could be that the police stationed on Green’s run in may have had occasion to “pinch” unwary travellers from time to time.
The ridge line was direct seeded in 2001 as it was identified as a high recharge site, contributing to salinity in the local area and in Hamilton’s Creek.
The reserve is known to support large numbers of kangaroos and wallabies. Wombats have also been spotted at Hamilton's Creek.
Hamilton’s Creek provides an important habitat link with the vegetation on Three Chain Road and the Broadford-Kilmore Road. These areas form important wildlife corridors through the forests around Mount Piper.
Most of the reserve habitat consists of grassland with scattered trees. Large areas are dominated by weeping grass and kangaroo grass. Wallaby grass, spear grass and tussock grasses are more common on drier hilltops. Diverse wildflowers are also abundant in areas of the reserve during the spring.
Highlights and facilities
- informal walking tracks
- views across to Mount piper, the Mount William range and the Tallarook ranges
How you can help
- keep dogs on a leash and clean up after your pets
- please take all rubbish with you
- keep to trails to protect the native vegetation
- firewood collection is not permitted
- camping or campfires is not permitted
- unauthorised vehicles or motorbikes are not permitted
Visiting for the day
Access to the reserve is limited: the only entry points are via a number of laneways.
This page was last updated on 8 June 2022.