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Yarra River, Melbourne

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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 Inspirock's Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .
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  • The saying that almost all the big cities in the world have a river flowing along side them. Yarra River is one of the most scenic and clean river along side Melbourne City. One side of the River is t...  more »
  • A very popular promenade. There is always a festive atmosphere. And many pleasant cafes and restaurants to suit every taste and budget!
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  • There is so much to see and do along the Yarra, picnic BBQ, restaurant /bar, leisurely walk, take a boat cruise, the list goes on. So close to hotels and other awesome parts of melbourne, an absolute must when you visit this city. We hope you enjoy this photo taken from the princes bridge as we have. Cheers
  • This is a really lively and atmospheric area, especially the walk along the banks of the Yarra River. There was plenty going on the day we were there including a festival, several parties and a wedding. Consequently it was quite crowded but not at all intrusive. There are ample bars and restaurants along the river and quite a number of shops close by. This is a really lovely place to spend a day and we recommend.

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