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Yarra Bend Park

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Change of conditions

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  • Due to severe weather conditions, Bellbird Picnic Area will be closed on Friday 19 January 2018. at Bellbird Picnic Area, Thursday 18 January, 2018
  • A section of the Yarra Bend Walk between Bellbird Park and Molesworth Street is closed due to landslip. Take alternative route along Yarra Boulevard. at Bellbird Picnic Area, Friday 15 September, 2017

Park Statistics

  • Area:265.8ha
Dog walking
Medium walk / Day walk
Short walk

Yarra Bend Park is the largest area of natural bushland near the heart of Melbourne. The park features steep river escarpments, open woodlands, playing fields and golf courses.

Explore the park by foot or by bike, go boating on the river and enjoy superb views of the city skyline. Pleasant picnic areas, barbecues, rotundas and playgrounds make it popular with families. Meals, refreshments and boat hire are available at venues within the park.

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

What's on

  • Junior Rangers

    The summer holidays Junior Ranger program is up and running, and there are heaps of free activities for kids to enjoy! Check out the full list of locations and events, as well as booking information on the Junior Ranger website!

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Popular things to do

  • Walking your dog Yarra Bend Park is a multi-zone park. Dogs are permitted in most areas of the park, but must be kept…

  • Studley Park Boathouse and Picnic Area Historic Studley Park Boathouse, Kew, is only 10 minutes from the city centre and offers visitors the opportunity to dine…

  • The Boulevard Restaurant The Boulevard Restaurant and Functions is uniquely situated in the bushland of Kew, only minutes from Melbourne's CBD, yet with…

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Visitor experiences