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Yarra Bend Park

Mother and Pup
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Mother and pup grey headed flying fox
Grey-headed flying fox mother and pup
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Flying foxes
Group of grey-headed flying foxes
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Corben Oval
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Boats for Hire
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Gums at Yarra Bend
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Kanes Bridge
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Yarra River
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Great views
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  • The Corben Toilets at the Lower Loop, Fairfield are currently closed. Alternative facilities are situated at Studley Park, which is a short walk across Kanes Bridge, and at Deep Rock Rd, Fairfield. at Yarra Bend Park, Monday 18 March, 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
  • 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

Park Statistics

Barbeque
Cafes/restaurants
Canoeing
Cycling
Dog walking
Fishing
Jogging
Medium walk / Day walk
Picnicking
Playground
Rowing
Short walk

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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  • Dights Falls The park's best known geological feature is Dights Falls. Dights Falls is an artificial weir built on a natural rock…

  • Loop Picnic Area Accessibility InformationPicnic FacilitiesAccess to the picnic shelter, tables and barbecues is over a relatively level grassed area that would be…

  • Bellbird Picnic Area Entry to the Grey-headed Flying‐fox walking trail and access to the viewing platform is via Bellbird Picnic Area.Visitors to the…

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