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No, this unique island in the Yarra doesn’t smell of fish – it’s named after 1950s scoutmaster Sir Edmund Herring. (A former scout hall here is now an art gallery.) Only 3km from the city, it feels worlds away because it’s only accessible via a punt ferry on weekends and certain public holidays over summer. The large-scale sculptures blend subtly into their surroundings, reflecting that this was once a bluestone quarry. Choose between two picnic areas, with toilets and drinking fountains. Get there on the 605 Gardenvale bus, alighting at Como Park and walking a little further along Alexandra Avenue to Como Landing.

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Updated on 4 Sep 2013.

Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park details

Williams Rd, South Yarra 3141

Telephone 13 19 63

Nearby Stations: Burnley

Price $2.00 to $5.00

Cash only – no credit cards

Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park website

Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park map

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