The Watts river takes its rise on the Black Spur, and was famous whilst a terra incognita for its black fish. It can be seen at its best at Fernshaw, where it divides itself into two branches, to be afterwards reunited. Some years ago, when the water supply of Melbourne was found to be growing short of its requirements, this river was fixed upon as the most eligible from which to draw a further supply, and the tunnel and other aqueducts necessary to this scheme are now nearly finished. Fernshaw has quite a name amongst tourists and pleasure-seekers; but, as it is necessary to keep the river free from pollution, all the hotels and properties were purchased by Government. Fernshaw is about forty-four miles from Melbourne.