Bellbird Picnic Area (Yarra Bend Park, Yarra River)

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Bellbird Picnic Area (Yarra Bend Park, Yarra River)

Bellbird Picnic Area is a peaceful alternative to the busy Studley Park Picnic Ground and is home to a colony of Grey-Headed Flying Foxes. See the noisy natives from the viewing platform or launch a canoe to see them from the river.

How to get there

Bellbird Picnic Area (Yarra Bend Park, Yarra River)

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets
Lookout
BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Bellbird Picnic Area (Yarra Bend Park, Yarra River)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted
  • No drones without a permit
  • No fishing

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • 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 - river closures, works, and events

Please see attached the Notice to River Users (NTRU) for the Yarra River, Maribyrnong River and Victoria Harbour issued on 25 January 2023. 

The NTRU provides information on current and upcoming river closures and activities impacting navigation such as works and events. 

Attachments: NTRU January 25 (370KB)

Notice to River Users 1 February

Please find attached the latest NTRU for the Yarra River, Maribyrnong River and Victoria Harbour.

Attachments: NTRU February 1 (1,042KB)

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