Clifford Park is a unique bush property situated in the Yarra Valley adjacent to the Yarra River, within 30 kilometres of the Melbourne CBD with the Warrandyte State Park on three sides.
The area presently known as Clifford Park was part of the original 1000 acre grazing property known as Yarra Brae Farm, and by courtesy of the various owners had been used by scouting since the 1920’s.
Approximately 480 acres of the farm was the site of the:
- 3rd Australian / 1st Asia Pacific Jamboree 1948-49 (11,000 participants)
- 5th Australian / 3rd Asia Pacific Jamboree 1955-56 (16,000 participants)
- 7th World Rover Moot 1961-62
as well as many other major State, Region and District scouting activities.
When Yarra Brae Farm was subdivided in 1980 the government resumed the river frontage and declared it part of Warrandyte State Park in 1987.
The Scout Association purchased two lots in 1982, to become the present Clifford Park Activity Centre.