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“Wonderful place to walk and take in the views”
Review of Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park
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Trike Tour of Yarra Bend Park Melbourne for Two
Ranked #2 of 9 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 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.

Thank MoeLoveheart
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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 “boardwalks” over the river. This is quite a long trail and goes on for over 10 km and ends around Studley Park where it is possible to ride on some nice trails along adjacent roads.

Thank Richard D
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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 (2 1/2 miles) north east of the city of Melbourne.

Thank Jeffry B
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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.

Thank jktraveller73
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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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