Southbank, Melbourne

4.7
Southbank provides a beautiful setting for a riverside stroll. Along the promenade, take in the view of the sparkling Yarra River, public art, and heritage buildings. Packed with cafes and eateries in between the high-rise buildings, this entertainment and food-driven promenade there offers something for everyone. Cross any of the numerous pedestrian footbridges to get a better view of the pavement chalk art. You’ll see Australia’s tallest tower, the Eureka Tower. Make Southbank a centerpiece of your Melbourne vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Melbourne holiday planner.
Create an itinerary including Southbank
map
Southbank Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,660 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Southbank is one of the newest and most vibrant tourist destinations in Melbourne City. It is 5 minutes walk from the central train station at Flinders St, is picturesque and provides panoramic views ...  more »
  • I love to walk along the promenade on a sunny day or warm evening after a concert or play ruminating on what I saw/heard and stopping at noe of the many bars and restaurants for a light meal.  more »
  • Some really lovely arts and crafts to be had here. Bought a couple of small items and met a lovely Russian lady selling the most gorgeous scarves etc - bought 2 at extremely reasonable prices. Lots of...  more »
Google
  • Best People to deal with Specially Manny always Take Care of us Highly Recommended.
  • Great place to buy a BMW motorbike
  • Good service and always happy to help
  • Top service and assistance from the Bike Sales Manager - Keith Gilhooley. I highly recommend buying, trading in or just getting advice from him. Great bloke.
  • Excellent service from all sales and service staff, my only complaint is that they are hopeless at returning calls. If you leave a message for someone to call you back, don't expect for the call to be returned....just call back again.

Plan your trip to Melbourne

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Melbourne

The hub of tourist and commercial activity, the center of Melbourne remains the best place to stay if you're looking to splurge and enjoy every possible modern amenity during your visit. Travelers on a limited budget can search for cozy yet less expensive rooms in the seaside suburb of St Kilda or the bohemian neighborhood of Fitzroy. Though the city center offers more than a fair share of mid-range lodging options, you'll also find plenty of rooms in this price bracket in the quieter suburbs.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Melbourne by other users

42 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM HONG KONG January, teens, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM CHINA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM CHINA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Melbourne & Moruya BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Auckland Central & Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Melbourne & Adelaide BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans