Yarra River

View of the Yarra RiverExperience the tranquilty and beauty of inner-city parkland set against the Yarra River. Many of the parks in the City of Yarra are set on the water, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy the surrounds.


Herring Island Sculpture Park

Located four kilometres upstream from the Melbourne's CBD, Herring Island Sculpture Park is a unique landmark only accessible by boat.

Using mainly recycled materials, sculptures have blended art with the environment in a bush setting.

Dight's Falls and Mill

Dight's Falls is an important spot in the Yarra River, where salt water from the estuary meets the fresh water of the river. This site features waterfalls and remnants of the Dights Flour Mill built in the 1840s.

Yarra Trail

Follow the river as it winds its way through Richmond. This 90-minute walk passes significant points of interest in the history of Richmond and the Yarra.

Click here for more information about upgrade works on the Main Yarra Trail.

Fairfield Boathouse

Hire a canoe or boat and glide along the Yarra River. The Fairfield Boathouse's is the perfect place to indulge in a relaxing picnic.


Further information regarding hiring of park facilities
9205 5555

Further information regarding park maintenance
9205 5555

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