Bellbird Picnic Area (Yarra Bend Park, Yarra River)


Bellbird Picnic Area (Yarra Bend Park, Yarra River)

Bellbird Picnic Area is a peaceful alternative to the busy Studley Park Picnic Ground and is home to a colony of Grey-Headed Flying Foxes. See the noisy natives from the viewing platform or launch a canoe to see them from the river.

How to get there

Bellbird Picnic Area (Yarra Bend Park, Yarra River)


BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Bellbird Picnic Area (Yarra Bend Park, Yarra River)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


  • No fires permitted
  • No drones without a permit
  • No fishing


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Shallow Waters - River Channel Downstream of Charles Grimes Bridge

The channel immediately downstream of Charles Grimes Bridge in the vicinity of Yarra's Edge Marina has reduced water depth as a result of sediment build up. Minimum depth at low tide may be less than 2m. Large vessels should navigate the area with caution.

Notice to River Users 22 March 2023

As Waterway Manager under the Marine Safety Act 2010 Parks Victoria wishes to advise these waterway closures and activities (PDF) on the Yarra River, Maribyrnong River and Victoria Harbour.

Attachments: NTRU March 22 (865KB)

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