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  • Bellbird toilet block is closed until further notice due to maintenance. The nearest toilet facilities are located at Studley Park Picnic Area, approximately 2km along Yarra Boulevard. at Bellbird Picnic Area, Thursday 19 October, 2017
  • 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
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Cafes/restaurants
Canoeing
Dog walking
Fishing
Medium walk / Day walk
Picnicking
Short walk

The park is used for boating, canoeing, team sports, golf, fishing, orienteering, picnicking, dining out, bird watching and just enjoying the bush.

A shared walking and bicycle path follows the Yarra and high above the Merri Creek in the western and northern parts of the park.

Open space and sporting fields are used for organised and informal sports including cricket, football, soccer and bocce.

Studley Park Boathouse, built in 1863 and recently restored, offers cafe, bistro and restaurant dining and canoe and rowboat hire.

  • walking - family

    Walking There are walking tracks at Yarra Bend Park to suit all levels of fitness. Secluded riverside trails follow the Yarra through peaceful bush surrounds. The popular Main Yarra Trail passes…

  • dog walking

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

  • family picnic

    Pack a picnic Yarra Bend Park has a number of sites popular for picnics. Several have facilities such as barbecues, rotundas or shelters and toilets, while others are located beside the Yarra River.…

  • fishing

    Fly fishing Located in the northern section of the park, the international fly-casting pool is frequently used by the Red Tag Fly Fishers Club. For further information on joining the Red Tag…

  • Volunteer

    Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Co-operative This not for profit, SGA certified plant nursery supplies sustainably grown, quality Indigenous tubestock.Nursery hoursMonday to Friday: 9.30 am - 4.30 pmSaturday and Sunday: 12.00 pm - 4.00 pmContact detailsVictorian…

  • cafe

    The Boulevard Restaurant The Boulevard Restaurant and Functions is uniquely situated in the bushland of Kew, only minutes from Melbourne's CBD, yet with spectacular views of the city and the local Studley Park…

  • picnic - bbq

    Loop Picnic Area Accessibility InformationPicnic FacilitiesAccess to the picnic shelter, tables and barbecues is over a relatively level grassed area that would be accessible when the grass is mown short.Loop picnic areaAccess from…

  • walking

    Dights Falls The park's best known geological feature is Dights Falls. Dights Falls is an artificial weir built on a natural rock bar across the Yarra. The weir was built in the…

  • yarra bend

    Yarra Bend Golf Course The Yarra Bend Golf Course is situated in Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield, only 4 km from the Melbourne CBD. The majestic Yarra River hugs the edges of this scenic course,…

  • family picnic at table - metro park

    Bellbird Picnic Area Accessibility InformationBellbird picnic area offers good picnic settings near the Yarra River. A drainage channel around the area is a potential obstacle. The path to the jetty and river lookout…

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