Yarra River - Queen St Bridge to Princes Bridge (Yarra River)


Yarra River - Queen St Bridge to Princes Bridge (Yarra River)

Taking in waterfront dining venues, the arts precincts of Melbourne and trendy bars nestled on the Yarra, the bustling Southbank precinct is nestled between the Queen Street Bridge and Princess Bridge. Join a river cruise and experience Melbourne’s magnificent skyline from the river. My cruise operators depart from here. 

How to get there

Yarra River - Queen St Bridge to Princes Bridge (Yarra River)

Need to know

Yarra River - Queen St Bridge to Princes Bridge (Yarra River)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


  • Load, weight restrictions
  • No swimming


  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water
    • Flash flooding
    • Deep water
    • Strong currents
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground

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. 

Herring Island Southern Landing - closed

Herring Island Southern landing is closed to berthing and pedestrian access for repair works.

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. 

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.

Lower Yarra River Maintenance Dredging - Impact on River Traffic at Princes Bridge

Maintenance dredging is conducted in the Lower Yarra River to ensure safe boating navigation and access. The current campaign under the Lower Yarra River Maintenance Dredging Program targets sites in the CBD and Docklands area. In August and September, Federation Wharf and Southgate Floating Landings will be dredged. During this time, river users should navigate with caution in the area around Princes Bridge. Please refer to attached River User Update for detailed information. 

Attachments: Edition 5_River User Update_ Impact River Use Princes Bridge Precinct Aug-Sep2022 (995KB)

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 August 17 (1,317KB)

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