The City of Yarra touches the Yarra River and Merri Creek, which can support transport via rowing, canoeing, kayaking, water taxis and river ferries.

Melbourne Water Taxis

Melbourne Water Taxis are able to pick up and drop off at any destination within their license boundary, where there is a landing or jetty, including right up to the Fenix Restaurant in Abbotsford.

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Yarra River ferry

Developer Caydon has proposed that a Yarra River Ferry could operate up to Cremorne, stopping at both Punt Road and Chapel Street.

Possible ferry route. Image credit:

Yarra swimming

Swimming isn’t really a form of transport, but it would be nice if the Yarra was clean enough to be swimmable:

Make the Yarra swimmable. Image credit: Sam Wallman.

Yarra Riverkeeper

The Yarra Riverkeeper is the primary ‘voice of the river’. They monitor the Yarra’s health and keep track of the many activities affecting it. They run river tours and give presentations to educate students, community groups, government and businesses about the need for us all to protect it as a vital asset. They tell the river’s stories, highlighting its heritage and wonders, as well as its challenges.

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