Yes, in any of our outdoor spaces and as long as they are on a lead.
If you are driving, ensure you have plenty of time to find a park and make your way down to the river.
There is limited free 4-hour (7am -7pm) and disabled car parking is available at the top of Fairfield Park Drive, in the car park off Heidelberg Road.
There are a handful of 1-hour parks adjacent to the entrance from Heidelberg Road.
On weekends and Public Holidays, there are 150+ free, unlimited car parking spaces in the Melbourne Polytechnic campus car park between 8am-6pm. Enter from Yarrabend Road.
The nearest train station is Fairfield on the Greensborough/Hurstbridge/Eltham Line, and the 546 bus line runs regularly along Heidelberg Rd.
Yes you can, these are always available within hours of business.
Yes! Half a dozen for $21 or a dozen for $42
We do, best value kid’s rides in Melbourne! Kids, big and small, love our traditional rides. Hop on Pharlap or our resident giraffe & zebra and ride in a car. On busy weekends, we sometimes roll out our fairy floss machine out too!
With so many beautiful outdoor seating options, we want to ensure you are comfortable. Shoulder throws are available upstairs and downstairs should you find the temperature too low. Indoors and on the veranda we have gas heaters. Clear blinds also protect you from the elements on the veranda on windy and wet days.
Unfortunately, these are not part of the Boathouse venue. We recommended coming down early to reserve a spot on sunny days, open to all guests of the park.
Please contact City of Yarra for arrangements.
There are unlimited opportunities for photography around the grounds, in the heritage building and on the river.
Charges: $150 per hour or part thereof e.g. 1 hour 15 min charged at 2 hours. Extra 100 per hour or part thereof for starts earlier than 8.30am weekends/PH’s or 9am weekdays. Rates include the use of change area and 2 boats.
We do, items are kept for a few weeks then donated to a worthy cause.
The building and gardens have features from yesteryear in a time that the boathouse hosted many boating and open-air carnivals on the river. When you visit, catch up on some local history seen on the walls – photographs, antique telephones, signs and penny arcade games.
Please see the pricelist under the boating section.
No. We don’t take bookings for boat hire, just come down there are plenty available and you won’t miss out.
Children under the age of 14 have to wear a lifejacket and be under parental supervision to use the water craft.