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Yarra River

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Neighbourhood: Southbank
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Address: Southbank Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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US$16.79*
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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
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US$52.65*
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Melbourne Burlesque Showboat Cruise
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Melbourne Bike Tour with Coffee and Drinks Including Yarra River and Southbank

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Just walking by the river it is another MUST in MEL. Lovely bars and restaurants around. Also helicopter tours are available for MEL and they land on artificial landing places in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mateo S
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just walking by the river it is another MUST in MEL. Lovely bars and restaurants around. Also helicopter tours are available for MEL and they land on artificial landing places in water. very popular place that can not miss!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the MV Grower, a 1920's pleasure boat, rather then the huge plastic boats. Good commentary and a view of Melbourne well worth seeing form the river.

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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The heart of Melbourne! The walk along the south bank promenade is spectacular be it day or night. Several eateries, restaurants and shops in the vicinity for the foodie and the shopaholic. Multiple river cruise operators along the bank that offer river cruise tours of the city. Would recommend taking both the up-stream and down stream tours of the Yarra.... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get away from the hustle of the city and walk down to the gardens and by the river to relax. Boat tours are available tho we just enjoyed the area.

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Gosford, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We just strolled around the river promenade; then we did two cruises, up and down the Yarra. The down river was interesting if you like looking at container ships and modern buildings that have replaced old sheds and holding yards. Up river is really getting a river perspective on some of the buildings created for the Melbourne olympics in 1956... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The muddy ''Yarra'' used to be a bit of a an afterthought when you visited Melbourne but now with the refurbishment of the centre it is the backdrop of many major attractions. Where you now find ''Southbank'' and the casino used to be the heavy industry and working railway system. This has all now been beautified and the river is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent walk along the Yarra River on southbank promenade. A great mixture of green space along the water, and also paved path along malls, restaurants and cafes. Lots of variety for stops along the way. I also appreciated the info signs showing a map and distance to different sites

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Wythall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a contrast - old meets new along the river - modern offices overlooking the elegant old station and cathedral, lots of eating

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mpls
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to walk to the river from the CBD. Many resturants and bars to chose from. We were there on a Friday night, very busy place. Also able to see many black swans swimming in the river.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked by the river in the evening after getting back to Melbourne by train and exiting at Flinders Street Station.

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