Herring Island – Walk the Sculpture

Estimated time:
20 mins

Approx 500m


About this walk

Herring Island is a little known island in the middle of the Yarra River,  only 3km from Melbourne’s’ CBD.

Herring Island is a vital ecological resource that provides inner city habitat for indigenous fauna. The island boasts a series of environmental sculptures created from natural materials, based on the history and landscape of the island.

Enjoy these environmental sculptures as you walk  the accessible (for wheels!) walking trail around the island. An old scout hall is now the Herring Island Gallery.

Map of the island

Access is only available by boat. Parks Vic operates a punt to Herring Island from Como Landing. Click here for details.


Image courtesy of: By GailLeenstra (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


  • Toilets
  • Disabled access
  • BBQ
  • Picnic table

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