Southbank, Melbourne

4.7
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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. Put Southbank at the forefront of your travel plans using our Melbourne travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Go in the evening when the lights are out and the river is shimmering. It's quite mesmerising. The pyrotechnics over at Crown Casino come on the hour as well, so it's worth staying for that.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We stayed nearby, so actually walked through the Southbank area on a daily basis. Also a good walk along the river from Federation Square to the casino or aquarium. We once took a river 'cruise' from ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Southbank on the Yarra River has everything. Best restaurant, Street entertainment for the family. The best hotels and the casino. Hours of fun!  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Go here if you like bmw motorbikes
  • Fantastic service! I came to Southbank BMW with my new BMW bike for a service because of 2nd rate service from another dealer and found their professional and friendly service just great and refreshing to see that good customer service orientated businesses still do exist! Well done to the guys on the front desks!
  • Great service and excellent people

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