Yarra Bend Park – Studley Park

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Distance:  Km   |  Duration:  0.5 Hrs   |  Grade:  TBA   |  Rating:    |  Style:  Circuit   |  Map

About the Walk

Overview

This area has been appreciated by Victorians for a long period of time. The area of the Yarra River a short way downstream was an important meeting site for the Wurrundjeri people, with good hunting and fishing.  In 1863 the boat house was established and is now the oldest operating boathouse in Victoria.  Around this walk you will see original native bushland and maybe some local lorikeets, parrots and cockatoos.

The Walk in Detail

This area has been appreciated by Victorians for a long period of time. The area of the Yarra River a short way downstream was an important meeting site for the Wurrundjeri people, with good hunting and fishing. In 1863 the boat house was established and is now the oldest operating boathouse in Victoria. Around this walk you will see original native bushland and maybe some local lorikeets, parrots and cockatoos.

Track surface:  Level and even gravel path.

Best season:  This walk is suitable for all seasons.  On weekends and public holidays the area is likely to be extremely busy.

Hazards:    Yarra Bend Park is very popular with a wide range of users.  Be alert at all times to what is happening around you.

Walk Option:  Bushland Circuit Trial - 850m  or about 25 minutes

Walking Notes:

1. From the front of the picnic shelters head away from the Boathouse towards Kanes Bridge.  The Bushland Circuit Trail commences just a few metres past the access ramp to the bridge.

2. After a few metres the path divides.  Keep to the right and read about the sign about the famous scientist Sir Macfarlane Burnett who lived and worked nearby.

3. Keep an eye out Black-faced Cuckoo Shrikes, Silvereyes, Honeyeaters and Lorikeets and listed out for their calls too.

4. Continue along the gravel path, reading the interpretative signs along to way to learn more about the plants and animals of the park.

5. Half way along the walk the trail loops back to the start close to the river bank.

This is a large park with many trails so check out the Parks Victoria website for information on other walks in this area.

Getting There

Melways:  Map 2D F8 or Map 44 H4

Car parking: Car parking available at the picnic area and along Yarra Boulevard.  On weekends and public holidays the area is likely to be extremely busy and parking in very high demand.

Public transport:  Buses provide access to the Studley Park section via Studley Park Road, Kew.  Bus access to the Fairfield section is via Heidelberg Road. Public transport information and timetables

Walk Precautions

This park is popular with a wide range of user groups so be alert.

Additional Information

 

APV002 - ToiletsAPV007 - Picnic ShelterAPV008 - Picnic TableAPV011 - Electric BBQAPV038 - Drinking Water


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Melbourne - East

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