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Others mention bats & yeah they’re about but honestly this is just a lovely quiet oasis on the... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
City of Greater Geelong, 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
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to hang out in Melbourne, or so the thousands of fruit bats (flying foxes) believe. Bellbird Park is the best vantage point for observing this massive colony and, if you leave it until dusk in the warmer months, you can witness...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BrooksieG
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Others mention bats & yeah they’re about but honestly this is just a lovely quiet oasis on the Yarra to relax at and have a quiet family picnic. Kids won’t notice the upside black things in the trees unless you point them out in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank l0ij
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Janine C
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank MattH395
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jeffry B
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

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank LesJohns78
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

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank JohnG3121
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