Fernshaw Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)

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Fernshaw Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)

Fernshaw Picnic Area is located along the scenic Black Spur Drive. The well-maintained picnic ground sits among tall Mountain Ash trees and is the site of the former town, Fernshaw. The top picnic ground itself is where the main street of the town ran.

How to get there

Fernshaw Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)

Facilities

BBQ - Electric/Gas
Toilets
Carpark

Need to know

Fernshaw Picnic Area (Yarra Ranges National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

    • None applicable

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.

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.  Please plan your visit accordingly.  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.
 
Works to provide continued access to the trail are being investigated.

Cambarville Toilet Block Closed

Cambarville Toilet Block Closed until further notice.  

Big Peninsula Stepping Stones Closed

Big Peninsula Stepping Stones closed due to flood damage. Follow signage onsite for alternative access to the tunnel viewing platform. 

Little Peninsula Bridge Closed

The Little Peninsula Bridge is closed due to risk of collapse. Alternative access to view the tunnel is via the upper/western car park. 

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