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Yarra Boathouses

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 [ Location ] The banks of the Yarra River provide a refuge for small pockets of native forest right into the city. Two well known boathouses now provide expensive restaurants in restored buildings with row boats and canoes for hire.

Studley Park

Studley Park is the closest to the city and has 'large' areas of relatively natural forest around it. A short paddle downstream is the weir at Dights Falls, although most people head upstream towards Fairfield.


Fairfield Boathouse is a popular spot on weekends for picnics and rowing on the Yarra. There's also an amphitheatre next to the premises.

It's a private boat ramp so if you have your own canoe/kayak you'll have to put in somewhere else. This isn't a great problem as it's a long walk from the car anyway. 


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Department of Pathology
Last modified: September 28, 2001