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Sweeneys Flat

Sweeneys Flat

Sweeneys Flat is a stunning metropolitan park tucked away in the suburb of Eltham and is the perfect spot for a quiet family picnic.

Sweeneys Flat is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and welcomes visitors to bring their own gas BBQ’s and enjoy a true Aussie day in the bush.

Sweeneys Flat, Picnic Facilities & Swimming in the Yarra, Eltham VIC

The park’s history indicates that people of the Wurundjeri tribe were the original inhabitants of the land. As such, the region’s rich heritage means that the park is of great significance to Wurundjeri people. During the mid-19th century, the land around the park was sold to Thomas Sweeney after whom the park is named. Today, the park’s operations are overseen by Parks Victoria.

This woodland park is located on the banks of the majestic Yarra River, providing the perfect background for nature enthusiasts. As the river runs its course, it creates distinct sections and rock formations. These formations make or an ideal location for an array of water activities. Swimming and paddling in the river is a popular activity, and visitors who love fishing may be lucky to catch some fish.

Ample parking is available on location. It is important to note that there are no toilet facilities available at Sweeneys Flat and also that for groups with more than 20 people, a permit from the Park Office is required.

Located just 30 kilometres northeast of Melbourne, the park is easily accessible from Mt. Pleasant Road in Eltham. From here, drive on Sweeney’s Lane until you come to the access gate at the end of the road. Parking space is available after the gate.

Other attractions close to the park include The Main Yarra Trail, the iconic Candlebark Park as well as the Tikalara Park. All of these parks are located opposite Sweeneys on the southern bank of the Yarra River. Plan a delightful getaway to Sweeneys Flat for a memorable trip.

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