Herring Island Picnic Area (Herring Island)


Herring Island Picnic Area (Herring Island)

Herring Island is a small 3.2 hectares artificial island located in Melbourne's Yarra River at South Yarra, approximately 3 kilometres from the city centre. It is the only island in the Yarra River. The island is accessible by boat only.
The grassy Herring Island Picnic Area contains free electric barbecues and picnic shelters. Catch the punt across from Como Landing and enjoy a day out at the quaint picnic area and take a stroll around the Herring Island Sculpture Island.

How to get there

Herring Island Picnic Area (Herring Island)


BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Herring Island Picnic Area (Herring Island)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No bicycles
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • Not yet assessed


  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

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.
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