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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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It's very relax and peaceful

the location is just in the southbank where the skyscrapers are.There are many birds.The area is very peaceful. Come in the evening the lights from the skyscrapers give colors on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the location is just in the southbank where the skyscrapers are.There are many birds.The area is very peaceful. Come in the evening the lights from the skyscrapers give colors on the river.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely walk along the Yarra River, smaller than I had thought Nice cafe's etc along the southern bank -

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The promenade area on the southbank of the Yarra river is lovely . It stretches all the way along passing numerous high rise buildings that adorn the river bank . The hussle bustle of city life is merely a few short steps up into the throng of people however down on the walk way it is serene and relaxing .... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Southbank at sunset, and watched the river bank turn into a beautiful twinkling of lights. On a still night, you'll see the reflection of the buildings on the waters. We were there recently, and had dinner at the foodcourt. After that we returned to the promenade and watched the display of fire rings that shot up from... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice walks along the banks of the Yarra - it is a man adjusted river as in the early days they adjusted it to make it easy to use

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We strolled down the banks of Yarra along Southbank. The weather was beautiful and lots of people were out and about in the gorgeous river front cafes. It's a nice place to be.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic river view in the city, have river cruise for few hours with your friend and family. Lots of fun ...

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Lusby, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a cruise down the river and it was amazing. The river has so many neat bridges, some of which are over 100 years old. They each have their own distinct character and style.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Melbourne and want to see one feature that is great at any time of the day or night walk down the Southbank promenade after crossing the bridge from Flinders St station and walk down towards Melbourne Convention Centre. Many great eateries on the way, or grab a cone of gelato while walking on a hot day...!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a quick walk over the bridge from Flinders Station in the city. Well worth the visit along the Promanade to peruse the many shops and restaurants which are always busy. If you are feeling lucky you can drop into the Casino for a quick game or two. A pleasant place for a stroll.

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