Studley Park Boathouse - Bushland Circuit Trail

1 Boathouse Road, Kew VIC 3101, Australia

Studley Park Boathouse - Bushland Circuit Trail

1 Boathouse Road, Kew VIC 3101, Australia
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20 m
1.36 km
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Delightful short walk along the Yarra. Enjoy abundant bird life and bush scenery. End your walk with a visit to the cafe, restaurant or a paddle in the river.

Studley Park Boathouse - Bushland Circuit Trail

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Studley Park Boathouse is a popular location for families. There are great facilities including toilets and barbeques. A perfect spot for a picnic, or you can visit the cafe or restaurant for meals and refreshments.

There are several walks starting from the boathouse. The Bushland Circuit Trail is the shortest. The Trail itself is flat and easy but there are exposed tree roots and rocks.

See the link above for more information about other walks in the area.


Points of Interest

1. Native flowers.

You'll come to a fork in the path. Walk this route as a loop or simply walk along the river till the end and return. Either way there is much to see. We found these feather like flowers. How lovely!

2. Beautiful views of the river

There are lots of birds enjoying the river. We saw several different types of birds swimming in the river.

3. Duck sanctuary

We saw a mother duck and her young ducklings nestled in a log along the river. A clever nest away from predators and people. She's hard to spot in the photo because we didn't want to get too close!

4. Stray fruit bat

We spotted a stray fruit bat in one of the trees. It had clearly fallen behind from the group and was trying to remain hidden from prying eyes. We photographed it from afar so we wouldn't disturb it.

5. Still reflections

A lovely view from along the river.

6. Ducks and more birds

Many birds of all sorts can be found near the boat house because they're used to people feeding them, even though feeding birds is harmful (see link).

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7. Barbeque areas

The bbq, tables and seats are under sheltered areas. There is plenty of idyllic picnic spots in shady areas close the river. Great spot for a picnic or gathering.

8. Signs

So many options! Take your pick.

9. Popular route

We passed several walkers, including children, a couple with a baby (must be a hardy 4 wheeler pram!) and others using the route for exercise.


Historical Interest Historical Interest
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Public Transport Public Transport
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets


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