Yarra Bend ParkYarra Bend Park is the largest area of natural bushland near the heart of Melbourne. The park features steep river escarpments, open woodlands, playing fields and golf courses.
Nestled in the unlikely location between Kew and Abbotsford, a mere stone's throw from the CBD, is a secluded bushland haven best known as Yarra Bend Park.
The landscape varies from steep, wild river escarpments to open woodlands, formal parkland, playing fields and golf courses. It has over 16 km of river frontage, and superb views of the city and the Dandenongs from the higher areas.
things to do
The Boulevard Restaurant
The Boulevard Restaurant and Functions is uniquely situated in the bushland of Kew, only minutes from Melbourne's CBD, yet with spectacular views of the city and the local Studley Park precinct.
Studley Park Golf Course
This 9 hole course features all Par 3 holes and is ideal for the beginner, senior, or relaxing game of golf. With stunning views of the city from the Course, Studley Park makes for an informal round of golf.
Studley Park Boathouse
Historic Studley Park Boathouse, Kew, is only 10 minutes from the city centre and offers visitors the opportunity to dine in the restaurant, relax over a lighter meal in the indoor/outdoor cafe, or have a light snack from the kiosk while enjoying sweeping views of the Yarra River.
Yarra Bend Golf Course
The Yarra Bend Golf Course is situated in Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield, only 4 km from the Melbourne CBD. The majestic Yarra River hugs the edges of this scenic course, providing picturesque views of the river and rocky cliffs. Well known as one of Melbourne's premier public courses.
Fairfield Park Boathouse
For something a little less strenuous, enjoy a scrumptious Devonshire Tea or a light meal from the Boathouse Kiosk or Cafe, whilst overlooking the banks of the Yarra River.
Cycling, Walking & Running
Hundreds of cyclists, walkers, joggers and runners use the Yarra Boulevard every weekend, known for its up, down and winding terrain, fabulous views and idealic park surrounds. Some cars and motorcycles also use it as a racing track, but they are few and far between. Another habit is cyclist not using the 'marked' cycling lanes and paths preferring to play chicken with road traffic, but most get the message from car horns.
Yarra Boulevard winds its way through Yarra Band Park from the Chandler Highway (Kew) south over the Eastern Freeway, under Studley Park Road to Walmer Street in Kew.
For a full list of activities please refer to the Parks Victoria website.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Boathouse Road Kew | Map
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Yarra Bend Park
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Fairfield Park Boathouse & Tea House
→ Studley Park Boathouse
→ Studley Park Golf Course
→ Yarra Bend Adventure Golf
→ Yarra Bend Golf Course
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