Trenerry Crescent, Abbotsford 3067.
Melway ref: 44, F3
Dights Falls is a tranquil escape from the noise and chaos of the city.
It is a dog on leash park.
The Falls mark the point where salt water from the sea meets the fresh water of the Yarra River. It is where the river's native fish migrate annually from the estuary upstream to freshwater to breed. The Falls also are also an important historical site. The Wurundjeri people camped here before European settlement. Dight's Ceres Mill, Melbourne's oldest industrial site is also located on the Falls.
The Main Yarra Trail also travels through Dights Falls.
Features and facilities
Features and facilities of Dights Falls Park include:
- Sheltered areas
- Drinking fountains
- Bike parking
- Off street parking
Dights Falls Park is wheelchair accessible, including an accessible toilet and parking.
Dights Falls Weir and Fishway Project
Between 2010 and 2012, Melbourne Water worked to replace the ageing Dights Falls Weir and build a new fishway in the Yarra River.
The fishway which will allow native fish to migrate upstream. Dights Falls is considered one of the most significant in-stream barriers to native fish passage in Victoria. The new vertical slot fishway at Dights Falls will directly benefit the Yarra and its upstream tributaries, boosting native migratory fish numbers and species diversity. The fishway is already being used by many different species of fish, (including the threatened Australian Grayling and Macquarie Perch). A new fishway will allow fish to swim past the weir, benefiting 11 species of native migratory fish and unlocking vast reaches or the Yarra and its tributaries upstream.
More information including fact sheets about the project is available online at www.melbournewater.com.au or call 13 17 22.
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