Yarra Bend Park to Abbotsford Convent

Please note changes to this event. We will be driving instead of catching the train.

This walk will now start from Yarra Bend Park

The walk is mostly flat with some uneven steps and walking on slight inclines. It incudes urban footpaths, steps, gravel track, may be muddy in parts, if it has been raining.

Bring 2L water, sunscreen, morning tea, lunch, snacks, and a first aid kit. Wear suitable warm clothing, hat and gloves and sturdy walking shoes or boots. Bring a wet weather jacket just in case.

From Victoria Park station the first section of the walk is along Johnston St to Yarra Bend Park and Studley Park Boathouse. We will have a break for morning tea at the picnic ground which has tables and public toilets.

We will cross the Yarra river at Kane’s Bridge, taking the winding path along the river to Dight’s Falls. From here we will walk along the Main Yarra Trail towards Abbotsford Convent.

We will have lunch at Abbotsford convent. Walkers can bring a picnic lunch or have lunch at one of the cafes in the convent grounds. Keep in mind that the cafes will be very busy and you may have to wait for seating and lunch.

We will then walk back to Yarra Bend Park.