Date of Walk: 14/02/2009
Length (km): 2.9 km (according to
Time (hrs/min): 35 min
Grade: Easy
Return / Circuit / One-Way / Partial Circuit: Partial Circuit
Region: Melbourne
Park: Yarra Bend Park
Closest Town: Kew
Ascent: 32 m (according to
Maximum Height: 45 m (according to
Map: Highlighted Extract from ParkWeb Park Note (Yarra Bend Park – Visitor Guide)
Further Details / Source(s): ParkWeb Park Note: Yarra Bend Park – Visitor Guide
Getting There: Access is via a side-road off Yarra Boulevard in Kew (parallel to Studley Park Road), which is also labelled Yarra Boulevard (Melways Ref: 44 G4). As the ParkWeb map shows, the road has a closed gate before it loops around, so the walk begins from the gate.
Comments: This was the least busy part of the park on the Saturday of my visit. I only came across one other walker and one couple in a boat on the river so it was a very peaceful spot (despite the traffic noise). It was also one of the bushier parts of the park and had some very nice views of the river and the city.
Follow my map (even though it is rough) and you’ll find your way around easily. Even if you take some slightly different tracks, there is no chance of getting lost and it will still take a similar amount of time. Do be careful around cliff edges though, as some are unprotected and unstable.
It’s worth mentioning that the Galatea Point loop section of the walk is a nice short walk by itself and the path is very clear. So if you wanted to skip the Dights Falls Lookout section you could head back to the car from there and the trip would be about 20 minutes in total.

Part of the Galatea Point Loop

Dights Falls from the lookout