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Yarra River, Melbourne

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#3 of 356 in Nature in Victoria
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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 Klarna Trips Melbourne trip itinerary builder website.
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  • My wife and I spent a bit of time wandering along the Southbank and over the bridges to the CBD side while on holiday in Melbourne, so only saw a little of it. A mate (who is local) explained the... 
    My wife and I spent a bit of time wandering along the Southbank and over the bridges to the CBD side while on holiday in Melbourne, so only saw a little of it. A mate (who is local) explained the...  more »
  • Nice vibrant atmosphere. Plenty of bars and eatery’s . Disappointed to see rubbish floating in the water near one that could easily be scooped out . 
    Nice vibrant atmosphere. Plenty of bars and eatery’s . Disappointed to see rubbish floating in the water near one that could easily be scooped out .  more »
  • we enjoyed our walk very much. Beautiful scenery, many spots for us to sit and relax. we liked it a lot! 
    we enjoyed our walk very much. Beautiful scenery, many spots for us to sit and relax. we liked it a lot!  more »
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  • One of the beautiful spots of the Melbourne with the best sceneries ever🌃 The walk along the banks of the river is so peaceful and enjoyable
  • Beautiful View and Cool place to visit, loved it 🥰
  • Some pictures of Yarra River, Melbourne... skyscrapers, side walks and the river, during my visit to Melbourne in October 2018. Behind one of the picture is Melbourne City Skyline, an astounding view... just only a few skyscraper with pure blue sky and sunny weather (hopefully the weather does not turn cloudy and rains sometimes)... anyway a walk along the river on secure pathways, stalls located along the river. Only to find a proper and organised city to visit or travel/work is around the corner. This river seems to be full with tourists and business usually attracts certainly many.
  • You get some great views of the CBD from here. It's great to do photography from the ground or the sky via drone. Some iconic spots to photograph including the MCG, fed square, Eureka Skydeck, art Centre Melbourne etc.
  • Beautiful scenery alongside the river at night especially near Crown Plaza.

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