2.5 hours 1.7km loop

You need to access Herring Island by punt or boat!

From January to Easter Monday a free punt runs on the weekends and public holidays between 11am to 5pm (on demand). Head to Como Landing to board the punt.

OR Hire a kayak for the day and explore the Yarra River and Herring Island - an epic adventure you will never forget! Sea Kayak has more info

Once on Herring Island just start exploring the trails. There’s no set route.

An overview of each sculpture is found in the picnic area on Herring Island. Here’s an easy overview with pictures on Wikipedia.

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ID What You See. Picture Gallery

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    Bird Bingo

    Get to know our feathered friends. Common birds in our Melbourne Parks and waterways.

    Picture Gallery 
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    Birds, bugs, rockpool secrets, rocks and fossils, animal traces and more.

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Extra Activities

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Fishing Wizards Get Ready

Make a fishing wand with what you can find lying around the trails. Long stick for your rod and a reed for your fishing line. Tie them together and find your perfect fishing spot. Sit quietly and see who floats by to say hello - a fish, turtle, swan?

Who did you see on the Yarra River today? Did you find a perfect spot to sit?

Be a Birder for a Bit

Who’s hiding in the bushes, cackling from the trees, flying high above you or hopping just behind you? The ducks always keep the Captain of the Punt company - can you see them floating by?

Who can you see paddling around the island today? (see ID Bird gallery).

Come Along To A Friends Group Event.

The local Friends of Herring Island group have lots of free events and activities for families to get involved with. Walk and talks, tree planting, bird watching, weed pulling -see their website for more information.

Join an activity run by the local Friends Group!

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