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Herring Island

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Location: Herring Island

Welcome to Herring Island

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Location: Herring Island

'Steerage' sculpture at the end of the island

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Location: Walk the sculpture trail

Island vegetation

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Trail

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Sculpture

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Sculpture

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Picnic area

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From the air

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Location: Herring Island

Sculpture

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Location: Herring Island

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Accessible only by boat, Herring Island in the Yarra River is just 3km from the city. The park is a haven for nature and art lovers alike. Environmental sculptures made from natural materials reflect the island’s tranquil setting.

A punt operates periodically from Como Landing during summer.

How to get there

Access to Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park is by boat.

The Herring Island punt service operates from mid-December until Easter.

The season dates will be published here each year when they are confirmed. During the season the punt operates Saturdays, Sundays and certain public holidays - Australia Day, Labour Day, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday. The punt will not run on Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, or Good Friday.

Punt prices:

The punt is $2 per person or $5 per family, with pensioners, unemployed and children under 12 free. It can take up to 12 people.

There is no set timetable as the service runs on demand between 11am and 5pm

The punt leaves from Como Landing (Melways ref Map 58, G2). Car parking is available in Alexandra Ave.

Private boats also have access to the island (Melway ref: 2M C2).

Events

In some cases a permit may be required in order to hold an event in a park or reserve to ensure the protection of the environment and the rights and expectations of other users. 

To enquire about the availability of your preferred event location please call Parks Victoria's Information Centre on 13 1963.

If a permit is required please complete the event application form and submit it to the local Parks Victoria office well in advance of the proposed event date. 

Event application form

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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Enjoy a picnic or barbecue

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Walk the sculpture trail

Explore native flora, fauna and environmental sculptures along a walking trail loop around the island. Herring Island is home to…

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Visit the gallery

The old Scout hall was renovated to form the Herring Island Gallery. It is open for the summer arts festival…

Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Restaurant/Gallery/Theatre
  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Toilet

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Park Statistics

Area

2.8ha

Contact information

Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963

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