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Yarra River, Melbourne

#3 of 332 in Nature in Victoria
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
By day, you can enjoy walking, jogging, or cycling up one side of Yarra River, through the parks and paved paths of Southbank Promenade. These paths lead visitors toward an impressive array of sports arenas, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Centre, and the former Olympic stadium. On the Central Business District side of the river, you can stop at a bar or cafe before heading into the center of the city. At night, the cityscape visible from the riverside is bright and vibrant, and the views up and down the river from the higher floors of buildings, such as the harbor-side Hilton, are particularly notable. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Yarra River and many more Melbourne attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Melbourne trip itinerary builder website.
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  • The Yarra is the heart of Melbourne, in a way. It runs through the city and it is one of its major attractions. There are so many other attractins on either side of the river that add to the overall.....  more »
  • For the Wurundjeri people, the river was “birrarung" – 'river of mists and shadows'. It's such a beautiful name. John Batman's explorations had a surveyor called Wedge on the 'Rebecca' ( a ship...  more »
  • the inconic river of the state of victoria. a very good place for a walk or even boat ride but dont take a dip HAHAHA  more »
  • Always relaxing
  • Yarra river- the blood vessel of Melbourne!!
  • utterly disgusting. tiny. the brisbane river is way better.
  • Great water and stuff
  • I love every place here. Nice to strolling arround and lots if resto, cafe, bar, and shop

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