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Yarra River

The Yarra River’s journey begins near Mt Baw Baw, to its mouth near Melbourne’s Westgate Bridge.

Yarra River

  • The upper reaches of the river and its major tributaries flow through forested, mountainous areas, which have been reserved for water supply for more than 100 years.
  • One quarter of the Yarra River catchment downstream of Warrandyte is urban and industrial land.

People who love and depend on the Yarra River have many memories and insights to share – of a personal pilgrimages, of mud fights and nudie runs, and of thriving veggie patch’s on the banks.

Take a minute and explore the Yarra River through the eyes of these river champions…