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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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“boat house” (4 reviews)
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Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Great for running (but a bit too flat). Some nice single track trails. So many different spots. Have fun

Thank Diana D
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

It is so close to the city yet it is a very pleasant park away from the traffic and activity around. if you have time and want to escape from the city try this place .

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

This park has everything, from golf courses to native bushland. It's in a bend of the Yarra River, hence the name. Yarra Bend Park has a couple of boathouses. The park is surprisingly big, it's surprising that residents of Melbourne don't make more use of...More

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Popped by Yarra Bend Park for a short walk with friends and their kids. There is a size able bat population hanging around the Bellbird Picnic area. There's a very convenient car park. Take a walk down the trail to the river and you can't...More

Thank Bernard G
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

pristine and untouched, unbelievable that it is within the city, it is one of the most beautiful areas in melbourne.

Thank 1mightymouse
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

This is a valued expanse of parkland and native vegetation near a bend in the Yarra River a few kilometres north-east of the city. You can simply relax in the open air. Or you can get active: think rowboats, canoes, walking trails, dog exercising. There...More

Thank Alys-Schatzi
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

Yarra Bend is a very relaxing place to spend an afternoon with your loved one or family. Yarra Bend is only 5 kms from Melbourne CBD. You can also play Golf in the area, hire a canoe or go fishing.

Thank sifugarry
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

We took our little dogs down here one Sunday, such a beautiful place so close to the City. Plenty of different things to do, take a picnic, or have a BBQ

Thank Melbourne_Scottie
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

a great urban park , handy to a lot of residential zones . nothing like a good park in the city. as a traveller from another state , I find it refreshing to be able to relax in the city areas with these kind of...More

Thank bacidog101
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

It's a very pleasant 24 degree autumn Saturday, and I made the right call in going down to the Fairfield Boathouse, or Yarra Bend, for a leisurely row down the Yarra River, listening to the birds and quietness of this very nice getaway, close to...More

Thank Anthony S
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RuseyMelbourne
19 September 2017|
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Response from Chilli62 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry visiting from Queensland. Didn't see any facilities around the park.
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