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Melbourne's Best Riverside Dining

The Studley Boathouse is the first boathouse in Melbourne’s history – a boating and dining favourite for decades. Just 10-minute drive from the Melbourne CBD in Kew, the history-rich location offers a cafe, restaurant and event space.

Plus, our fleet of rowboats, canoes and kayaks are available for hire so you can experience the Yarra River’s scenic views from the water yourself.

One of our best-preserved and best kept secrets is right at your doorstep!


Eat & Drink

Whether you’re stopping by for a coffee & a bite from our Kiosk, settling in for a waterside lunch in the sun-drenched cafe or enjoying an evening of food & drinks with friends in the restaurant – Studley Park Boathouse has something for everyone.

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Private Dining & Functions

Located on the picturesque upper reaches of the Yarra River, surrounded in nature, The Boathouse has 3 dynamic spaces for your next function or event. From corporate functions to the wedding of your dreams, get in touch with our talented Functions Team for more.

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Boat Hire

Grab a paddle & let’s row!

Studley Park Boathouse is situated on the banks of the Yarra River & our impressive fleet of rowboats, canoes & kayaks are available for hire.

Boat Hire


The Kiosk

Saturday - Sunday 8am - 5pm
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Boathouse Cafe

Saturday - Sunday 9am - 4pm
Please note we charge a 10% public holiday surcharge