Pound Bend Reserve (Yarra River, Warrandyte State Park)


Pound Bend Reserve (Yarra River, Warrandyte State Park)

Enjoy picnicking at Pound Bend Reserve, situated on the river flats. Follow the interpretive trail to learn about the history, culture and life of the Wurundjeri people. View the Yarra River as it flows through the Evelyn tunnel, a relic from Warrandyte’s gold history.
Pound Bend River Walk – 2.4km – 1hr return is a gentle and easy walk which will take you upstream along the Yarra River. Listen to the calls of the many birds as you walk through riparian forest dominated by towering manna gums.

Facilities include picnic tables and toilets.
For those who enjoy getting out on the river, there is also a canoe launch.

Park gates open at 7am and close at 8pm.
The reserve is closed on severe weather warning days.

Dogs and solid fuel BBQ's are not permitted.
Camping and fires are not permitted.

How to get there

Pound Bend Reserve (Yarra River, Warrandyte State Park)



Need to know

Pound Bend Reserve (Yarra River, Warrandyte State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs allowed
  • No horses
  • Restricted opening hours
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No camping
  • No drones without a permit
  • No fires permitted


  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Deep water
    • Submerged obstacles
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
  • 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 21 February 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 February 21 (1,386KB)

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