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Yarra River, Melbourne

4.3
#3 of 349 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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  • A spontaneous decision to take a river cruise during a weekend visit was well worth it. We thoroughly enjoyed the 2 hr cruise down the Yarra all the way to Williamtown and back. A great way to leisure...  more »
  • You can take a river trip from near Princes Bridge or Southbank or go as far a Williamstown. If you want to relax there are bars down from the bridge where you can watch the rowers from across the riv...  more »
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  • Yarra river boat cruising is great. Recommend the garden tour up river more than the dockland/port tour down river but both are a good way to wile away an hour.
  • Although a true Melbourne icon, pollution and water quality unfortunately harm my enjoyment of this gorgeous natural feature in the CBD.

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