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Bellbird Picnic Area

Yarra Bend Road, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
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River Walk

Walked down from Studley Park. Frustrating was out on the path meant heading back to the road on... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Loi J
,
Canberra, Australia
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Bats at Bellbird are Bat-tastical !

Visited Bellbird Picnic Area to specifically see the bats ! From carpark there is a short wander... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Janine C
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Melbourne, Australia
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Yarra Bend Road, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Walked down from Studley Park. Frustrating was out on the path meant heading back to the road on several occasions. Drive in it’s easier. Toilets. Picnic facilities and unless they have been evicted thousands of bats. VERY EASY for children and older person to see...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Visited Bellbird Picnic Area to specifically see the bats ! From carpark there is a short wander down to river where there is a small jetty, or to walking track and platform (viewing area). The platform itself is not huge but there are good enough...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

100% there are going to be bats here and a couple of trees full of them- several are across the river (which is probably better) if you come at dusk it is more interesting, there is also a nice walk down by the river here.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Bellbird Picnic Area hosts thousands of Grey-Headed Flying Foxes, a sort of bat. Thousands of the bats can be seen sleeping in the trees near the Yarra River during the day from the viewing platform. The park also has a canoe launching ramp. Fishing...More

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

A quirky place to take visitors for a picnic. Thousands of bats call the trees home. One of many great spots along Yarra Blvd

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

I love bringing friends from out if the town to this lovely spot. 5 mins from the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle you have a relaxing park on the river. The highlight if the park is walking down to the jetty and seeing...More

Thank JohnG3121
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