Herring Island


Herring Island


Volunteering in parks is a great way to contribute to conserving Victoria’s special places. The many personal benefits of volunteering include learning more about plants and wildlife, gaining new skills, being in the outdoors, improving health and well being and meeting new friends. Time spent in nature also reduces stress and promotes physical wellbeing.
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Herring Island

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Herring Island Punt Operations

    The Herring Island Punt service operates 11am to 5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from Saturday 4th January to Monday 13 April (Easter Monday).

    The service is free and the punt can take up to 12 people at a time.  There is no set timetable and it runs on demand.  The punt leaves from Como Landing (Melways ref Map 58, G2) and car parking is available on Alexander Avenue.

    As part of the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2020, the punt will also be operating from 11am to 5pm on Friday 7 February, Friday 28 February and Friday 27 March 2020.

    *Please note that on extreme or inclement weather, Parks Victoria may cancel punt operations and stop access to Herring Island.

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