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Friday, 20 May 2022

Sometimes it is tough living in the city to get a little taste of the great outdoors. You can find a park, but it still feels like you're in the city. A little 'escape' to Studley Park will change your mind. Studley Park is buried so deep within Yarra Bend Park that you might not know where you are. We've spent many a sun-filled weekends there.

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Spend a leisurely afternoon with the Family.......on a rowboat! Cruise the Yarra at the Studley Park Boathouse.

Kids love boats and hanging out on a canoe, boat or raft is a fun experience and a great way to stay cool on a hot summer day. They'll also love feeding the ducks. You can purchase duck feed for $1.00. Cheap as chips!

Studley Park Boathouse is situated on the banks of the Yarra River & boasts as impressive fleet of rowboats, canoes & kayaks which are all available for hire everyday of the year except Christmas Day.

Boat hire is operational from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily, weather permitting. At $22 (2 people) for half an hour in a row boat or canoe it's a pretty reasonable price to pay for some fun and a splash in the sun.
After you've hired a rowboat, canoe or kayak or walked across the foot bridge or on numerous walking trails, food might be calling. There's a few options: sit by the water or at the kiosk for Devonshlre teas and ice-creams where the river, trees and wildlife make for a truly relaxing atmosphere (just be wary of the swans!) or on the deck at the upstairs restaurant and have a coffee, tempting treats with a babycino or some lunch. Or you can have a BBQ or picnic in the grounds. Whatever your choice you won't go hungry.

There's also ample parking available and it's dog friendly too. If you're still keen to explore after you've spent some time at Studley Park Boathouse we highly recommend Hay's Paddock - an all abilities playground with the lot!


Studley Park Boathouse, 1 Boathouse Road, Kew 3101


Open all year round


  • Dinner – Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm
  • Sunday lunch from 12.00pm
  • Sunday Riverside Menu only available


  • Breakfast – weekends and public holidays from 9.00am
  • Lunch – open daily for lunch from 12.00pm

Kiosk and Boat hire

  • Open daily from 9.00am






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