Banksia Park

Banksia Park

Address: Templestowe Rd, Bulleen, Victoria 3105

Freecall:  131 963  

Email: info@parks.vic.gov.au
Web: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/yarra-valley-parklands/things-to-do/banksia-park

The open space, playgrounds and picnic areas of Banksia Park make it a popular location with visitors of all ages. The park is perfect for cyclists, joggers, walkers and those who enjoy a breath of fresh air.

Things to see and do
- follow the Heritage Trail and learn about our history and special significance of the Aboriginal sites
- view the plentiful water fowl in the wetlands
- walk the Heidelberg Artists Trail
- visit the Japanese Cherry Tree Grove
- have picnic or barbecue

Organised groups of more than 50 people require a permit from the park office.

Heritage
In 1841, a punt was installed on the Yarra River at the site of the bridge at Banksia Park. It opened the best route between Melbourne and the Bulleen-Templestowe area enabling the earliest Europeans to settle along the rich river flats. Banksia Park was the first part of the Yarra Valley Parklands to be opened to the public in 1978.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Content: Parks Victoria

Local directions

Enter from Templestowe Rd, Bulleen. Melway map 32 E5

Facilities

  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Sheltered area

Opening hours

Hours are exended to 8:00 PM during daylight saving. Pedestrians have 24 hour access.

How to get here

Melbourne