Yarra Bend Park
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- Bellbird Picnic Area will be closed on Thursday 24 January 2019 and Friday 25 January 2019. Approximately 15,000 Grey Headed Flying Foxes with young are roosting at Bellbird Picnic Area within Yarra Bend Park. Roosting Flying Foxes and their young will be at risk from heat stress, resulting in possible death of an undetermined number of young flying foxes. The closure will assist with Parks Victoria’s management to minimise impacts to the colony and risk to the public. at Bellbird Picnic Area, Wednesday 23 January, 2019
- The Boulevard Restaurant is currently closed. Green fees do not currently apply for the Studley Park Par 3 Golf Course, and no bookings are required. at Studley Park Golf Course, Friday 23 November, 2018
- The Lower Loop barbeques are temporarily out of service due to an electrical supply disruption. Power will be restored as soon as possible. Parks Victoria apologises for any inconvenience caused. at Yarra Bend Park, Thursday 1 November, 2018
- The male toilet is currently closed at Westfield carpark. Alternative toilets can be found at Deep Rock. at Westfield Reserve, Tuesday 2 October, 2018
- Notice to River Users regarding the Chandler Highway Bridge works from 27 July 2018 to 31 January 2019. at Yarra Bend Park, Wednesday 8 August, 2018
- The Boulevard Restaurant is closed until further notice, with a new restaurant opening soon in the same location. at Yarra Bend Park, Thursday 19 July, 2018
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.
Yarra Bend Park is Melbourne’s premier Grey-headed Flying-fox hangout. Thousands of flying‐foxes can be seen roosting in the park during the day and the "fly‐out" at sunset is a unique spectacle. They are best viewed from Bellbird Picnic Area where a viewing platform, walking trail and interpretive signage allows visitors to learn about and view the flying‐foxes in their natural environment. Grey‐headed Flying‐foxes are a nationally threatened bat species and in 2003 this colony was successfully relocated from the Royal Botanic Gardens to Yarra Bend 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
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