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Walk and breathe

This is a big expanse of green parkland beside the river, so be prepared for fresh air and walking... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Melbourne, Australia
Great off-lead dog area!

What a beautiful park hidden away from the surrounding busy streets! The fenced in off-lead dog... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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15 Sep 2017
“Fenced in Dog of lease Area”
21 Oct 2016
“Walk and breathe”
As one of the major recreation areas situated on the Yarra River, Banksia Park covers 23 hectares of gently undulating open space. Like most of the Lower Yarra area, Banksia Park is classified as 'Riparian Floodplain Woodland' featuring River Red...more
Templestowe Road, Bulleen, Manningham, Victoria 3105, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

It's a great size but no bins and not the normal off lease dog area if you dog wants to play with other dogs it seems frown upon more for well trained anti social dogs and owners. Weve got a beautiful labrador that just wanted...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a big expanse of green parkland beside the river, so be prepared for fresh air and walking once you're off the horribly busy roads running through the north-eastern suburbs. You could combine some time in the park with a visit to the Heide...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful park hidden away from the surrounding busy streets! The fenced in off-lead dog area is a great size and space for your dog to enjoy. Our dog loved exploring the area and meeting other dogs. Drinking water is available for dogs when...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank AllyJaneJ
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Regular visits for our two dogs means they meet new dogs, play and run, and come home exhausted! Always another dog or two there means you also get to have a chat while you walk! Stunning location by the river especially as the mist rises...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank downunderbaby
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

This park is huge! Various places where you can park your car & be by yourself. Also features a great dog park. Also a great place to park your car and have a picnic when you check out the Art gallery

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Spacious, open caters to a large section of the community, from dogs walkers to children learning to ride bikes, fishermen, cyclists, etc; fine picnic facilities; good interpretive signs small water feature for water birds. WARNING: keep away from long tall grass unless you like snakes....More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank stonemaster2015
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The park is large and open with plenty of space to walk. The highlight is the fenced, off lead dog area which our Springer Spaniel adored. On the down side, because there are no bins in this privately owned park dog walkers tend to leave...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Sevenlewis
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

The great thing about Melbourne is the cycle paths. You can ride here and follow the Yarra river all the way to the city Beautiful Aussie park

Thank Dara-Khmer
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Banksia Park is really beautiful, with nice trees and a serene river flows through. Sitting idly on the river bank watching the sun going down is really a nice choice for a sunny weekend.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Oliver V
Reviewed 2 December 2014

While Banksia Park is quite close to main roads, it follows the meandering Yarra River and hence can feel quite secluded. On a pleasant early summer day I saw noisy miners, rainbow lorikeets and magpies - nothing out of the usual - but the 'maggies'...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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