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Floating Wetlands: Docklands to Enterprize Park

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Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEECA) x City of Melbourne


It has been almost two years since the Floating Wetlands were installed at three locations in the Yarra River – Birrarung as part of a trial funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. These wetlands will help identify opportunities to enhance the river system's health and improve the experience of our city landscapes, as well as inform the overall design of the Greenline Project.

The wetlands are made from a series of interlocking platforms that are placed on the water and securely anchored to the riverbed. These platforms feature hundreds of young, native Indigenous plants, which provide access for and attract birds and other wildlife that inhabit the river.

What's On

Enjoy a captivating guided walking tour along the scenic Yarra River – Birrarung, where you'll discover two enchanting floating wetlands. Led by a knowledgeable landscape specialist, you'll get to know native flora and fauna, encountering charming bird species along the way. Get ready for an unforgettable experience connecting with nature!

Images: (1-4) Floating wetland at Yarra's Edge. All photos: courtesy of City of Melbourne.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 + Sunday 28 July
Tours run 2pm
Running for 90 minutes in groups of 30

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Meet at the Library Entry on the harbour side. Tour will end at Enterprize Park.



Fully wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom


107 Victoria Harbour Prom, Docklands VIC 3008

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