The Yarra River, traditionally known as Birrarung by the Wurundjeri people runs from its source at Mt Baw Baw in the Yarra Ranges out to Port Phillip Bay, past our little club.
Downstream from clubhouse you will pass Studley Park Boathouse and further on, Dights Falls. You are not able to paddle over Dights Falls and must portage (carry your boat) around the falls.
By paddling upstream you will pass the Fairfield Canoe Club, Chandler Highway bridge, freeway straight and further upstream to small rapids and the point where the Darebin Creek joins the Yarra. On the freeway straight there is a buoyed course which has 500m marked out in 50m increments, this is frequently used by club members for interval training.
One-way distances measured from steps
Downstream (pass under pipe bridge):
Upstream (towards Fairfield Boathouse)