A walk from the Eltham Environs Walking Group.
From the Eltham Environs Walking Group, walk 31M
Commences at the car-park adjacent to the north side of Kane’s Bridge (reached by turning left into Yarra Bend Bvd, off Heidelberg Rd). Allow 40-45 minutes to reach Yarra Bend Park from Eltham.Walk past the toilets on the right, following the track along the river for about 750m. Walk past the viewing platform and up to rejoin Yarra Bend Bvd. Almost immediately turn left, and follow the path around the river for about 1 km. Cross Merri Creek, using a small bridge, then turn left on a side track to view Dights Falls (only a few metres away). After viewing the falls, retrace your steps for a few metres and turn left onto the Main Yarra Trail to follow the Yarra River for a further 850m. Walk under Johnston St Bridge. Almost immediately, the path divides into two. Take the left (lower) fork. The path will take you past the Collingwood Children’s Farm (most of the farm is on the left) and the Abbotsford Convent Arts Precinct, which is on the right. On reaching Collins Bridge, ascend the steep steps. Cross the bridge, and take the second (asphalt) path on the right. This is the Capital City Trail. On reaching a major road – Yarra Boulevard (not sign-posted) – walk on the footpath which is straight ahead. Follow this to Walmer St. Turn left into Walmer St and walk to Studley Park Rd. Cross this busy road with care, and look for the bus shelter on the left. Behind this and to the left of the Jesuit Bush Hut is a track which takes you back to the Yarra Boulevard. Cross Yarra Boulevard (again with care), turn right and go about 150m along the footpath adjacent to the entrance to Studley Park Boathouse. Walk down the path to the river and cross Kanes Bridge to return to the cars.