Pound Bend Reserve (Yarra River, Warrandyte State Park)

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Pound Bend Reserve (Yarra River, Warrandyte State Park)

Enjoy picnicking at Pound Bend Reserve, situated on the river flats. Follow the interpretive trail to learn about the history, culture and life of the Wurundjeri people. View the Yarra River as it flows through the Evelyn tunnel, a relic from Warrandyte’s gold history.
Pound Bend River Walk – 2.4km – 1hr return is a gentle and easy walk which will take you upstream along the Yarra River. Listen to the calls of the many birds as you walk through riparian forest dominated by towering manna gums.

Facilities include picnic tables and toilets.
For those who enjoy getting out on the river, there is also a canoe launch.

Park gates open at 7am and close at 8pm.
The reserve is closed on severe weather warning days.

Dogs and solid fuel BBQ's are not permitted.
Camping and fires are not permitted.

How to get there

Pound Bend Reserve (Yarra River, Warrandyte State Park)

Facilities

Carpark
Lookout
Toilets

Need to know

Pound Bend Reserve (Yarra River, Warrandyte State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No horses
  • Restricted opening hours
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No camping
  • No drones without a permit
  • No fires permitted

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Deep water
    • Submerged obstacles
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
  • 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.

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. 

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 - Downstream of Charles Grimes Bridge

The northern side of the river channel immediately downstream of Charles Grimes Bridge in the vicinity of Yarra's Edge Marina 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. 

Further updates and changes to conditions will be provided as needed. 

Lower Yarra River Maintenance Dredging - CBD and Docklands - April to August 2022

Maintenance dredging is conducted in the Lower Yarra River as part a dedicated four-year dredging program to ensure safe boating access. The third phase of the program is expected to start in April 2022 and target sites in the CBD and Docklands area. 

See attached River User Update for more information and the current Notice to River Users for detailed information on safe navigation and exclusion zones related to the works. 

Attachments: Edition 3 - River User Update Yarra Maintenance Dredging Feb 2022 (914KB)

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