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Address: Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
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+61 13 19 63
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Located beside the suburbs of Kew and Fairfield, Yarra Bend Park is the...

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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Great Place to relax

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... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Mick A
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 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 walk around and with Picnic chairs and tables. It's a great place to bring the... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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.

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Thank MoeLoveheart
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 central business district there are fewer pedestrians and there are fun sections that are on... More 

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Thank Richard D
Melbourne, Australia
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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. You can also canoe on the Yarra River. The park is only about 4 km... More 

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Thank Jeffry B
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

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Thank jktraveller73
Canberra
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Yarra Bend Park follows the Yarra River as it winds and twists its way to Melbourne City. It contains continuous walking, running and cycling paths, sporting facilities, playgrounds, open ground and more. It provides locals with the green space they need to help with a healthy life style, and is also sufficiently attractive to justify a drive to get... More 

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Thank Marcus M
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Recommend a must see !!! I haven't seen anything like this before omg go if you can !! Definitely go if you have a brand new car or just a great car 😀

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Thank VERYNICE P
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

When I lived in Richmond I always took visitors along Yarra Blvd to check out the different areas along this great park. You can get a great panoramic shot of CBD from Norris Reserve and wurundjeri spur lookout. You can check out thousands of flying foxes at bellbird picnic area. The kids love feeding the birds at the Studley Park... More 

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Melbourne
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We decided to go for a walk and Yarra Bend Park is a large area which is also DOG FRIENDLY. There are many tracks in the park and we walked from near Dights Falls to Collingwood Market (Collingwood Childrens Farm area) and beyond. The area is green and mainly clean but rubbish was accumulating along the river which is sad.... More 

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

I used to live opposite this park and walked through it nearly every day. It is a very pleasant place with plenty of trees, grass and walking trails. There are nearby cafes and easy parking available. The main Yarra trail (great for running/cycling etc.) runs through it, and leads all the way to the CBD. My only qualms with this... More 

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