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“Green space close to city”
Review of Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park
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Trike Tour of Yarra Bend Park Melbourne for Two
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Fairfield
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Owner description: 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.
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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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 there from other places. In some areas, reproductions of the 'Heidelberg school of artist's paintings' are installed on displays with details of the artist's original viewpoint.

On the negative, a park this size is hard to keep tidy from rubbish dumpers, the river banks are a long way from their original pristine condition and some areas are marred by huge high tension power towers. The Yarra is typically muddy as all Melbournians know.

Nevertheless the benefits of the Park far outweigh these negatives

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

Thank VERYNICE P
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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 boathouse. A must see when in 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. Dights Falls is a small waterfall with plenty of water at the moment and nearby is the remains of the old flour mill. I look forward to doing the Merri Creek walk very soon.

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