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Yarra River

Sammy The Seal in the Yarra
from Parks Victoria
 
Main Yarra Trail near Punt Road
from Parks Victoria
 
Spring on the Yarra Sept14
from Parks Victoria
 
Yarra River near Church St
from Parks Victoria
 
Floating pontoon walking track
from Parks Victoria
 
Spring Day on the Yarra River
from Parks Victoria
 

Change of conditions

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  • Notice to River Users regarding partial river closures in the vicinity of Swan Street Bridge from Monday 18 December and Thursday 21 December 2017. at Yarra River, Friday 15 December, 2017
  • Notice to River Users regarding the Volvo Ocean Race exclusion zone under the Bolte Bridge from Monday 18 December 2017 to Friday 5 January 2018. at Yarra River, Friday 15 December, 2017
  • River closures and events at Yarra River, Wednesday 6 December, 2017
  • Notice to River Users regarding pontoon relocation from VRA Landing to Flinders Walk from 31 October 2017 to 28 February 2018. at Yarra River, Friday 27 October, 2017
  • Notice to River Users regarding North Wharf construction works from 26 October 2017 to 31 January 2019. at Yarra River, Thursday 26 October, 2017
  • Notice to River Users regarding Swan Street bridge works to 31 March 2018. at Yarra River, Friday 25 August, 2017

Park Statistics

  • Length:242km
  • Basin:4,078km2

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

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