What is the history around the Boathouse?

The building and gardens have features from yesteryear, when 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.

Do you have heaters?

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 we have gas stoves and grills to heat the rooms and veranda. New clear blinds protect you from the elements on the veranda on windy and wet days.

I heard something about kids rides?

We do, best value kids rides in Melbourne- 40c! 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!

Can we use the grounds for photography?

There are unlimited opportunities are available for photography in the grounds, 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 use of change area and 2 boats.

Do you serve high tea?

We don't, but coming very soon for groups of 2-10 people.

Can we hire out the amphitheatre next to the Boathouse?

Please contact City of Yarra for arrangements.

Can we prebook or hire the bbq's with you?

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.

Can we order scones and cakes any time of the day?

Sure can, this is always available within hours of business.

Can we order your famous scones in bulk ?

Yes! Half dozen $15 or dozen for $30

How much does it cost to hire the boats?

Please see pricelist under Boating section.

Do you have a lost property?

We do, items are kept for few weeks only.