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Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Located beside the suburbs of Kew and Fairfield, Yarra Bend Park is the largest area of natural bushland near the heart of Melbourne. The park has a rich Aboriginal history, and once included the locations of the Yarra Aboriginal Protectorate Station and the Merri Creek Aboriginal School. 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. Studley Park Boathouse 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. 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 1840s to provide water to the 'Ceres' flour mill, one of the first in Victoria. The falls were later to become known as Dights Falls after the owners of the mill. The Yarra Bend Golf Course provides picturesque views of the river and rocky cliffs. Well known as one of Melbourne's premier public courses for years, Yarra Bend features high quality greens and sculptured fairways.
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Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to burn some energy or just a great nature experience? Get out on some of the best trails Melbourne has to offer

Thank 681adrianr
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A well fenced, extremely large dog park. Plenty of paths, and lots of grassed areas for your dogs to run. Lots of parking and easy access. Water and little black bags available.

Thank Chilli62
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful local resource. One of the great park areas of Melbourne. A huge well kept park with something for everyone including sporting fields, picnic areas, walking areas etc. just a great place to wander or sit with or without a dog with...More

Thank TwoSheds57
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is a remarkable piece of bushland so close to a large city. Shame the Yarra is so disgustingly dirty through this area. Plastic bags hanging from trees is not a good look - nor are the mounds of dog poo plastic bags dumped along...More

Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Love the history of the boat house area and the park has an amphitheater which is enjoyable. The park is lovely for a quiet picnic and also for exercising.

Thank jacquelinecZ2481CW
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The park is a great place to sit down chill and relax.... or be active and ride a bike or hire a boat. On the banks of the Yarra River, the water is calm and nice to walk around. With suspension bridges and trails to...More

Thank Mick A
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A leisurely walk though the trees and by the water. This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the Australian landscape in an urban area.

Thank MoeLoveheart
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Yarra River Main Trail goes along the Yarra River, which is Melbourne’s main river. It can be accessed at any point but really starts near Federation Square and then heads inland (East) following the meanders of the river. Once a little out of the...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Yarra Bend Park is a marvel. It houses a golf course and parts of it are almost virgin bush. There are paths to walk and ride on. Flying foxes (bats) have a big colony at Yarra Bend. It's worth making as trip to see them....More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely green space with beautiful walks through wooded areas, cycle lanes into the City and miles of peace.

Thank jktraveller73
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Response from Chilli62 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry visiting from Queensland. Didn't see any facilities around the park.