Grange Road Wetlands

Situated on the bank of the iconic Yarra River, the Grange Road Wetlands clean and filter urban storm-water coming from South Yarra and Toorak. Vegetation in the wetlands achieves this by absorbing nutrients and settling sediments in its ponds before the water reaches the river.

Accessible via the Main Yarra Trail, walkers and cyclists can experience the tranquility of nature right on their doorstep.

This wetland is home to a range of fauna including frogs, aquatic birds (including Australian Wood ducks, white-faced herons, little cormorants, little grebes and swamp hens), mammals, turtles, water skinks and invertebrates. Its swampy environment and many habitat hollows provide a unique ecosystem for local wildlife to live and thrive.

Public transport

  • Burnley train station on the Alamein, Belgrave, Glen Waverley or Lilydale lines
  • Heyington train station on the Glen Waverley line
  • Bus route 605 along Alexandra Ave and Bruce Street
  • Tram route 7 along Swan Street
  • Tram route 58 along Grange Road and Toorak Road