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National parks & reserves

Yarra Bend Park


Yarra Bend Park is the largest area of natural bushland near the heart of Melbourne. The park features steep river escarpments, open woodlands, playing fields and golf courses.

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. Meals, refreshments and boat hire are available at venues within the park.

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.

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Price & booking

Cancellation and booking policy

For more information on Yarra Bend Golf Course visit www.ausgolf.com.au or email: YarraBendGolfCourse@parks.vic.gov.au

More info

Local directions:

The park can be accessed by car or bus via Studley Park Road and Yarra Boulevard, Kew, or Yarra Bend Road, off Heidelberg Road, Fairfield. (Melway ref: 2D).

  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Self guided