In 1864, on what was then country but is now just 10 minutes drive from the city of Melbourne, the first wooden boathouse was built at Studley Park. Over the years it has expanded to be one of the most popular places to enjoy a hot, Summers day. There’s a restaurant, cafe, kiosk and now a conference centre. It feels like you are out in the bush, surrounded as you are by the tall, majestic Eucalypts.
It’s always hard to park there. You need to get there early because it’s such a popular picnic spot. There are great walks in all directions so you can escape the masses. In Summer the queue for ice creams is very long.