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Little Yarra River

The Little Yarra River in Victoria, a river closely linked to the Port Phillip Catchment area, attracts many tourists all year round.

The river is located in Greater Metropolitan Melbourne and is well known for its role in supporting the diverse flora and fauna in the region.

Little Yarra River Fishing, Powelltown to Launching Place

The river rises from the dense forests of Yarra Ranges and flows North West before forming a confluence with the Yarra River. Its location was next to densely forested areas promoted logging in the 1970s and early 1980s, although this has reduced significantly over the years.

The Little Yarra River plays a key role in Melbourne’s water supply, but there are also many activities that visitors can engage in at the river. Fishing is a popular activity, and for good reason, as there are numerous fish species including Australian Smelt, River Blackfish and Pouched Lamprey. On a good day, visitors may also catch Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.

Wildlife species that are easy to spot along the river include Sooty Owls, Southern Brown Bandicoots, Leadbeater Possums as well as Swamp Skinks. The trees along the river are quite tall, some towering at 50 meters, and offer shaded areas for visitors to relax and unwind.

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Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Yarra Valley Point website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having lived in Melbourne most of his life and still lives in the Yarra Valley), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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