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


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

How to get there

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



Need to know

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

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No camping
  • No firearms allowed


    • 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.

Banana Alley Wharf- closed to all berthing

From 26 April 2022, Banana Alley timber wharf will be closed to ALL berthing. Essential commercial pick up/drop off will no longer be permitted. The timber wharf will be closed to all berthing ongoing. The wharf is undergoing construction activities and pedestrian access is restricted to authorised personnel only. Once works are completed, pedestrian access will be given to the landing. 

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

O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Dee Rd Trestle Bridge Closed

The Dee Rd Trestle Bridge has been closed for public safety

Subsequently, the O'Shanassy Aqueduct trail now terminates at the bridge near the Dee Rd Picnic Ground, please plan your visit accordingly. We would recommend accessing the western section of the Trail from the Dee Rd Picnic Ground (Millgrove) and the eastern section from the Yuonga Rd Picnic Ground (Warburton).

Works to provide continued access to the trail are due to commence in 2022 with completion expected in 2023.

Californian Redwood Forest, East Warburton, road access closed.

  • Road access to the Warburton Redwoods Forest will be closed from 17 October 2022 - December 2022, while Yarra Ranges Council complete works to rehabilitate and upgrade the connecting Cement Creek Road Bridge.
  • During this time, visitors will be unable to access the Redwoods Forest by car. Visitors can still access the site via bike or on foot via the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail.
  • For enquiries about the Cement Creek Road bridge upgrade, please contact Yarra Ranges Council.
  • Information about planned facilities upgrades can be found on "Redwoods Forest set for facilities boost" or "Cement Creek Redwoods Forest facility upgrades" pages on this website

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 2 December 2022

Please find attached the latest NTRU for the Yarra River, Maribyrnong River and Victoria Harbour.

Attachments: NTRU December 2 (1,109KB)

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