Yarra River, Melbourne

4.5
#3 of 252 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. 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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  • Little underwhelmed. Not at lot to see except personal apartments. Went to Williamstown and again nothing worth seeing! Had a coffee and caught the next boat back.  more »
  • The Yarra river encloses the essence of Melbourne is a must see attraction. Take the river cruise or take an unforgettable stroll along its banks.  more »
  • It is a small river, with some restaurants around, specially geared for tourists. There are banks and offices. It is not a large place, is somewhat compressed.
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  • A very happening place. Always street talents are displayed here. One of the best location to get a good glimple of Melbourne at night.
  • Love the view and the calm of the river.
  • You can definitely shoot here one of Melbourne's most iconic panoramas.
  • 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).
  • Scenic 👪👌💃👍
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