Historic Studley Park Boathouse, Kew, is only 10 minutes from the city centre and offers visitors the opportunity to dine in the restaurant, relax over
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Studley Park Boathouse and Picnic Area
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Historic Studley Park Boathouse, Kew, is only 10 minutes from the city centre and offers visitors the opportunity to dine in the restaurant, relax over a lighter meal in the indoor/outdoor café, or have a light snack from the kiosk while enjoying sweeping views of the Yarra River and natural bushland. You can also hire row boats, canoes and kayaks from the oldest operating boathouse in Australia or become a ClimateWatcher and help contribute to our scientific understanding of how climate change is affecting our wildlife.
Open for breakfast 9.00 am -11.00 am on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
Also open for afternoon teas and lunches daily from 12.00 pm.
Kew, Victoria, 3101.
The Restaurant (03) 9853 1828
Boathouse Cafe (03) 9853 8707
Kiosk Boathire (03) 9853 1972
Fax: (03) 9853 9694
The path from the car park to the picnic area is sealed and is approximately 65 metres long and descending. Some sections may require assistance as the gradient ranges from 1:8 to 1:10.
Sealed path from the carpark to the picnic area
The picnic area has two picnic shelters.
The one closest to the boathouse has four picnic tables on a level concrete slab.
Studley Park picnic area with shelter
One of these tables has a roll under end feature. A shelter support pole inhibits access to one end of the table with the roll under end feature.
The pole inhibits access to the roll under end feature of the picnic table
Two of the picnic tables around the shelter have overhangs big enough to fit most wheelchairs and are on a level concrete slab.
Picnic table with overhang and concrete slab
The electric barbecues adjacent to the closest shelter are on a level semi-smooth surface and are easy to access from the picnic shelter.
Electric barbecue close to the picnic shelter
The second picnic shelter near the information shelter is less accessible compared to the other. It has picnic tables on a level solid surface but neither of the tables have a roll under end feature. Access to this shelter is over a sloped lawn area or via an uneven compacted dirt path.
Picnic area near the information shelter
The park Information shelter is accessible for most strollers and wheelchairs.
There is a wide, sealed path in the picnic area that is reasonably level in most sections with some gentle slopes in some sections.
The wide, sealed path is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers
Studley Park Boathouse and Café
The lower path to the boathouse and café is the most accessible. The café is spacious and the surface area is sealed and level. There are a number of tables with removable chairs so wheelchairs can fit.
Bushland Circuit Trail
This 850 metre loop walk, beginning on the Studley Park picnic area side of the river at Kane’s Bridge, is accessible for most strollers and wheelchairs.
The accessible Bushaland Circuit Trail from Studley Park picnic area
The trail surface is made up of compacted fine gravel dirt and is mostly wide and even.
Compacted surface of the Bushalnd Circuit Trail
In some track sections there is a small slope of approx 1:12. There are plenty of rest stops along the walk. Rest benches are approximately 100 metres apart.
Bushland Circuit Trail
Kane’s Bridge – access across the Yarra River
There are sealed paths leading to the pedestrian bridge across the Yarra River from both ends. The path on the opposite side of the Studley Park picnic area has a gradient of approximately 1:12 and leads to a car park.
Sealed path on the opposite side of the river from the Studley Park picnic area
The bridge is approximately 1.8 metres wide and the decking consists of timber beams with two centimetre gaps making it difficult for walking frames, small wheeled strollers and wheelchairs to go over.