Big Peninsula Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park, Yarra River)

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Big Peninsula Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park, Yarra River)

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Big Peninsula Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park, Yarra River)

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Need to know

Big Peninsula Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park, Yarra River)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

    • Not yet assessed

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.

Big Peninsula Stepping Stones Closed

Big Peninsula Stepping Stones closed due to flood damage. 

Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Area - Toilet Closure

Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Area toilets are permanently closed and will be removed in their entirety at a later date.
The nearest toilets are at Fernshaw Picnic ground.

Phantom Falls walk closure

The walking track to Phantom Falls is currently closed due to extensive storm damage. The second bridge and viewing platform are damaged and deemed unsafe. The track is overgrown and has numerous fallen tree obstructions.

Access beyond the first bridge, overlooking the Taggerty River is not permitted.

Access to the carpark, picnic area and first bridge is still permitted. 


The lower section of Cumberland walking track at Cambarville is closed until further notice (Cora Lynn falls remains open)

- The lower section of the Cumberland walking track is closed until further notice, however Cora Lynn falls remains open.
- The upper section of Cumberland track including the Elephant Tree and the Big Tree are still open.

Attachments: Cambarville_A4_0412 (1,190KB)

O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Dee Rd Trestle Bridge Closed

The Dee Road Trestle Bridge has been closed for public safety
Subsequently, the O'Shannassy Aqueduct trail now terminates at the bridge near the Dee Road Picnic Ground.  We recommend accessing the western section of the Trail from the Dee Road Picnic Ground in Millgrove and the eastern section from the Yuonga Road Picnic Ground in Warburton. Please plan your visit accordingly.  

Works to provide continued access to the trail are being investigated.

Little Peninsula Bridge Closed

Little Peninsula Bridge closed due to storm damage. 

10 Mile spring water unsuitable for drinking

The water at 10 Mile spring is routinely tested for quality to ensure it is safe for visitors. Testing on 9th April 2024 has shown that the spring water is not suitable for drinking. The spring will be reopened when testing indicates that the water is again safe for drinking. 

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 17 April 2024

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 April 17 (1,487KB)

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