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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 11am-5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from Saturday 5 January 2019 through to Sunday 22 April 2019.
The punt is 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.
*On days of extreme or inclement weather conditions, Parks Victoria may cancel the punt operation and stop access to Herring Island.
Private boats also have access to the island (Melway ref: 2M C2).
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.
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
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2019 presents a visual Arts festival in the gallery & courtyard on Herring Island. Gallery Open 11.30 am to 4.30pm weekends and Australia Day Public Holiday 28 January, Labour Day 11 March and Easter Monday 22 April. Association of Sculptors of Victoria: "Meander" Opening: 12…
Popular things to do
Visit the gallery The old Scout hall was renovated to form the Herring Island Gallery. It is open for the summer arts festival…
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Enjoy a picnic or barbecue Enjoy a relaxing picnic. The grassy picnic area has free electric barbecues and picnic shelters and is a great location…