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 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.
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!
There are lots of birds enjoying the river. We saw several different types of birds swimming in the river.
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!
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.
A lovely view from along the river.
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).
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.
So many options! Take your pick.
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.