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Yarra River

Southbank Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1300 365 975
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Southbank Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 1300 365 975
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"boat trip"
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"walk along"
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"south bank"
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"both sides"
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"southbank promenade"
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"lovely walk"
in 22 reviews
"street performers"
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"crown casino"
in 28 reviews
"federation square"
in 44 reviews
"city lights"
in 13 reviews
"sunny day"
in 21 reviews
"botanic gardens"
in 16 reviews
"melbourne city"
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"stroll"
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"rowers"
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Reviewed yesterday

Surrounded on each bank by the CBD and Museum area the river also has lovely restaurants over looking it. Great place to stroll especially in the evening.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes the Yarra River is very pretty to look at, and it hosts some of the great venues in Melbourne, but this River is very heavily polluted and intoxicated. So don't go swimming in there. This has even been the discussion in the news. Just...More

Thank Samantha F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This river smells absolutely revolting, However, you can get some good water trips with it. Maybe avoid the river trips though, they might completely ruin your sense of smell

Thank sepantasadafi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The RIVER is nothing spectacular. A wide, slow-moving current carries little but tour boats now. The significance of the river is more in its history, and the large number of significant buildings and enterprises that followed its banks. So, I can't rate the river very...More

Thank drwhocooke
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Yarra river is the main river flowing by the edge of the city centre. We took an evening walk from Federation square along the Yarra river to the Crown entertainment complex, passing southbank. You get to see a few bridges and boats and ferries...More

Thank PaulSiow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THe Yarra never had garbage! They say it flows upside down because of its muddy brown appearance. Dont spred silly things!

Thank Keith D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is situated adjoin to the city centre. Unlike in Sydney and Brisbane this is not much used for City transport. You can have a peaceful walk on the banks of Yarra River especially the Crown casino walk. it is beautiful. You have a river...More

Thank Aadhes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a way to spend a Sunday - wandering the Southbank, trying out the cafes, watching the street actors. A wide boulevard with the river meandering alongside. Really great!

Thank LindatNewZealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Melbourne has been very clever in extending its attractions as a tourist destination by developing the waterfront without spoiling access on foot. Long walks with coffee shops and restaurants at hand if you want to stop along the way. Great way to see the city...More

Thank Rosemarie W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It appears to be a good clean well kept river with walks along both banks, nice just to wander or sit and watch the world go by, lots of walkers and joggers

Thank swift314
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Fleur2012
5 January 2015|
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Response from minuit1942 | Reviewed this property |
I reviewed the Yarra River in Melbourne as a scenic attraction with many activities available. I stayed at a large hotel, The Langham, which offers a river view. Can you be more specific about the information you are... More
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