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Dredging works complete

5 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Floating sections of Main Yarra Trail

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  • River closures and events at Yarra River
    Thursday 28 August, 2014 |
  • A section of the Main Yarra Trail between MacRobertson Bridge and Burnley Harbour will be closed from Monday 15 September 2014 for approximately six weeks due to reconstruction works by City of Yarra. Visit the City of Yarra website for full details. at Yarra River
    Monday 18 August, 2014 |

Board one of the many river craft at Southgate or Princes Walk or travel along the Yarra in your own boat to visit attractions such as Melbourne Park for the Australian Tennis Open, the Royal Botanical Gardens and Herring Island Park. The Yarra River is now the undisputed social heart of marvellous Melbourne.

A Melbourne icon, the river is the focus for numerous spectacular events including the famous Moomba festival, rowing regattas, the Melbourne Festival and Dragon Boat Festivals.

The Yarra River offers a multitude of picturesque settings. The banks of the river have a number of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jettys. In addition, there are trails and paths which cater for cyclists, walkers and joggers.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Playground
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Toilet

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