Yarra River, Melbourne

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#4 of 251 in Nature in Victoria
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. Put Yarra River into our Melbourne vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Melbourne.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is a river which flows near the town centre. There is not never in clean water. I think from a high position as a night watch and best.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Great river to walk along, accessible safe and interesting. But unfortunately lots of litter and some homeless dudes hanging about. Not ideal at night but okay during the day. The Yarra river is beaut...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The yarra river is a wonderful place to take visitors from overseas it is also good for us to use it facilities like BBQ'S and bikes to ride around the river and plenty of walking tracks for exercise ...  more »
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  • August 2, 2017
    A very happening place. Always street talents are displayed here. One of the best location to get a good glimple of Melbourne at night.
  • August 27, 2017
    I was crossing the bridge once and I accidentally fell in, luckily the river was so polluted that I didn't sink and just kind of just splat on the surface, like landing in a big vat of yoghurt (though not as tasty).
  • May 29, 2017
    You can definitely shoot here one of Melbourne's most iconic panoramas.
  • July 5, 2017
    Scenic 👪👌💃👍
  • July 25, 2017
    Picturesque and the rest of the day

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