Yarra Bend Park, VIC

Yarra Bend Park is the largest area of natural bushland near the heart of Melbourne. The park features steep river escarpments, open woodlands, wild river escarpment, playing fields and golf courses. It is also a haven for native flora and fauna, with a total of 320 indigenous plant species recorded in the park. Animals found in the park include the platypus, water rat, bats, reptiles and diverse birdlife.

Start your trail on Kane’s Bridge, walking across to the Studley Park Picnic area. Turn left and follow the path to the right when you reach the fork. The Bushland Circuit Trail is a short 850 m walk through remnant River Redgum Woodlands with an abundance of nesting sites and hollows. This ClimateWatch Trail is a short, easy stroll suitable for all ages and abilities.

How to get involved

This is a public ClimateWatch trail. If your school is interested in visiting the site through Parks Victoria, please contact the trail coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This ClimateWatch trail was developed with:

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See species on this trail