Pix taken on April 8, 2012
|The Falls and new weir|
It was a favoured camping ground of the Yallock bullock clan of the Woi wurrung. It was also a meeting place for many clans where they would trade together, settle disputes and exchange brides.
Also to make the first crossing near here with the cattle by the first overlanders John Gardner, Joseph Hawdon and John Hepburn in December 1836".
Situated by the Yarra River in Collingwood is the industrial relic known locally as "Dight's Mill", one of Melbourne's oldest and most significant industrial sites.
|From Kanes Bridge|
The Waterways Alliance, on behalf of Melbourne Water, is completing major works to replace the ageing Dights Falls Weir and build a new fishway on the Yarra River in Abbotsford.
A new fishway will allow fish to swim past the weir, benefiting 11 species of native migratory fish and unlocking vast reaches of the Yarra and its tributaries upstream.
My visit to the Falls was via the 5 km (return) walking track along the south bank of the River, through Yarra Bend Park, starting at the Boatshed at the main carpark off Studley Park Rd.
The track joins the Main Yarra Trail (Capital City Trail) opposite the Falls Viewing Platform.