Fear not, the Truganina Explosives Reserve does NOT have explosives on it anymore. In fact it has been unused since 1962 when they ceased the handling and the shipping of the explosives from the site. Thankfully, local residents saved this land from developers and are currently renovating the old residence to its former glory, it is really lovely and Mamma LOVES the surrounding gardens.
Mamma's special mention: The reserve is next door and tours by the ranger happen on the hour on specified dates gthroughout the year. It's quite interesting to hear about the goings on here and then see the evidence of the explosives reserves history. - you can even the old tram tracks that led to the no longer existing pier on the bay For more adventuring around Truganina, Head to the Truganina Swamp.
the nitty gritty
toilets-picnic tables-free entry-free parking
free tours (although gold coin donations are appreciated)
Tours Day for 2017
Sunday 02 July
Sunday 6 August
Sunday 10 Sept
Sunday 1 October
Sunday 12 November
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Explosives Reserve Queen st , Altona
Contact: Libby Rigby
276 Queen St