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  • 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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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.


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…

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…

Pack a picnic

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

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…

Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Co-operative

This not for profit, SGA certified plant nursery supplies sustainably grown, quality Indigenous tubestock. Nursery hours Monday to Friday: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm Saturday and Sunday: 12.00 pm -…

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…

Loop Picnic Area

Accessibility Information Picnic Facilities Access 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…

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 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,…

Bellbird Picnic Area

Accessibility Information Bellbird 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…

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