Yarra Bend Park
The nuns are long gone at this former convent, which dates back to 1861, so don't worry, no one will ask if you’ve been to mass lately....
Collingwood Children's Farm
The inner city melts away at this rustic riverside retreat that’s beloved not just by children. There’s a range of frolicking farm...
The monthly farmers market, held right by the river, is a local highlight, with everything from rabbits to roses to organic milk hoisted...
Kage Physical Theatre
This modern dance company works between theatre and dance. This is witty and innovative stuff, well worth a look if you’re not after a...
Lentil as Anything
Yarra Bend Park information
Escape the city without leaving town. About 5km northeast of the city centre, the Yarra River flows through bushland, an area cherished by runners, rowers, cyclists, picnickers and strollers. It's also home to two golf courses. At the end of Boathouse Rd is the Studley Park Boathouse , which has a kiosk and restaurant, BBQ facilities and canoes for hire.
Kane's suspension footbridge takes you across the river, from where it’s about a 20-minute walk to Dights Falls, at the meeting of the Yarra River and Merri Creek. You can also walk to the falls along the southern riverbank.