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Address: Southbank Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Lovely riverside walk along the Yarra in Melbourne with lots of nice cafes...

Lovely riverside walk along the Yarra in Melbourne with lots of nice cafes restaurants and shopping areas. Very up and coming.

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Beautiful Walkable City

If you are going to spend any time at all in Melbourne, you should take at least half a day and walk along the Yarra River in the heart of downtown Melbourne. You will not be... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are going to spend any time at all in Melbourne, you should take at least half a day and walk along the Yarra River in the heart of downtown Melbourne. You will not be disappointed because they skyline is beautiful and nearby is a tourism office where you can get maps and individual help from a live person... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plenty of bars and places to eat along Southbank. A couple of bridges to cross over linking it to the city. Nothing too special but it's a pleasant walk

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always enjoyable. A must-do when in Melbourne. There are retail shops, art galleries and eateries to pop into for a look or a bite to eat. If you're lucky, you get to see buskers entertaining the crowds along the way. There are river cruises here that you can take from here.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Southbank is clearly a newer development that, frankly, could be any redeveloped riverwalk anywhere in the world. It is near the conference center and has that bland generic conference centre area feel to it with restaurants and bars that are good but nothing to write home about.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long drive it was extremely satisfying to stretch our legs. South bank was buzzing with the "head of the river" regatta and the Spring Japanese Festival. Lots of people out and about enjoying the atmosphere or just checking out the many restaurants there

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we go to Melbourne we usually take a walk along Southbank. It is a lovely place for an afternoon stroll. The trees offer shade in the summer & it's always refreshing to see the water of the Yarra River. There are many outdoor restaurants to choose from. Or, if you prefer there are food courts as well. There are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One can spend hours here. Soaking in the atmosphere, the beautiful river & admiring all the surrounding buildings. There are bars, cafes & restaurants located all along to hang out or grab a meal. Entertainers/buskers can also be found along the bank which is always fun. A must do when in Melbourne.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk alongside restaurants, bars and casino complex. The firing turrets are good fun every night, although I jumped out of my skin the first time. Good vibe overall.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked along the Southbank for over an hour and then stopped for lunch. There are many cafes, restaurants and entertainers along the way. Great views back in the main area of Melbourne

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Southbank runs south roughly from Prince's Bridge to the Crown Casino area along the Yarra River . It's full of places to eat and drink. It's quite a swanky place. You can cross back to the city side of the river over the Southgate Pedestrian Footbridge. Southgate quite frequently has interesting buskers to enliven your wander by the river.

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