Melbourne Day Walks

Studley Park

March 6th, 2011 at 19:45

Length: 6.27 km

Time taken: 1 hour, 37 minutes (including breaks for pictures)

Grade: Easy

Climb: 61 metres

This would have to be one my favourite walks in inner Melbourne due to how rural and bushy it feels even though it is only a few kilometres from the city centre.  The first section of the walk is along a very narrow track on a cliff edge over the Yarra River. Considering how narrow the track is and how long the drop is I was surprised to mountain bike riders along here. The track then meets up with a path used more by cyclists than walkers, but there were plenty of walkers and joggers on the day I was there. It then passes through Abbotsford Convent and the Collingwood Childrens Farm and Community Garden. This is the only inner Melbourne walk where you can see cows! The tracks then passes Dights Falls, where a couple were taking their wedding photos on the day I was there, and then follows the Yarra River around to Studley Park Boathouse.


Stairs leading down to the cliff side track. (I am looking back at the track in this picture.)

The narrow track along the cliff side

Another view of the narrow track.

Looking down the Yarra towards the City from the track.

The track crosses the Yarra on this bridge...

And on the other side of the bridge theres a staircase leading back down to the track. The cyclists have to carry their bikes up/down these stairs

This part of the track is obviously used more by cyclists.

The Abbotsford Convent

Cows near the convent. These must be the closest cows to the Melbourne CBD.

A tractor at the Collingwood Childrens Farm.

The windmill at the Collingwood Childrens Farm

A couple having their wedding photos taken near Dights Falls

An interesting rock face along the Yarra



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