Bellbird Picnic Area (Yarra River, Yarra Bend Park)

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Bellbird Picnic Area (Yarra River, Yarra Bend Park)

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 River, Yarra Bend Park)

Facilities

BBQ - Electric/Gas
Carpark
Toilets
Lookout

Need to know

Bellbird Picnic Area (Yarra River, Yarra Bend Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted

Warnings

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 - Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park

The Herring Island meander on the Yarra River has reduced water depth as a result of built up sediments.  Please ensure that you navigate this area with caution as certain sections have encroached into the main section of the river (near Como and Wesley Rowing landing).

Further updates and changes to conditions will be provided as needed. 

Lower Yarra River Maintenance Dredging Program- Dredging Campaign 2021/22

The second year of dredging under the current four-year Maintenance Dredging Program will commence on 15 October and be completed 31 March. Dredging will occur at four sites between Botanic Gardens Landing and Burnley Harbour. See attached River User Update for more information and the current Notice to River Users for detailed information on safe navigation and exclusion zones related to the works. 

Attachments: Edition 2 - River User Update Yarra Maintenance Dredging Program Sep 2021 (1,069KB)

Notice to river users - river closures, works, and events

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 October 13 (337KB)

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