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Things to do in Yarra River

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum.”
  • 472 locals recommend
Field
“Melbourne Gardens was founded in 1846 when land was reserved on the south side of the Yarra River for a new botanic garden. It extends across 36 hectares that slope to the river with trees, garden beds, lakes and lawns. It displays almost 50,000 individual plants representing 8,500 different species. These are displayed in 30 living plant collections.”
  • 539 locals recommend
Cricket Ground
“The best sporting venue in the world. The Melbourne Cricket Ground. Stroll through the Botanic Gardens on you magnificent 12 minute walk to this icon.”
  • 331 locals recommend
Market
“This is a huge market more aimed at Tourists I think right in the heart of Town. ”
  • 402 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great place to shop here in Melbourne, also a great food court on the top level”
  • 206 locals recommend
Plaza
“Federation Square is a venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the Melbourne central business district.”
  • 308 locals recommend
Bridge
“St Kilda Beach is a beach located in St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia, 6 kilometres south from the Melbourne city centre. It is Melbourne's most famous beach. The beach is a sandy beach about 700 metres long between St Kilda Marina and St Kilda Harbour along Jacka Boulevard and St Kilda Esplanade. It is located at the north-east corner of Port Phillip and is protected from ocean swell, though still affected by strong westerly winds. With Port Phillip Bay being open to the sea, St Kilda Beach is subject to regular tides.”
  • 266 locals recommend
Casino
“The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket!”
  • 175 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If factory outlet shopping is what you love, then wander down Spencer street and get the 96, 109, 11 or 12 Tram and jump off at the convention centre and stroll down to South Wharf DFO”
  • 137 locals recommend
Museum
“A visit to Melbourne Museum is a rich, surprising insight into life in Victoria. It shows you Victoria's intriguing permanent collections and bring you brilliant temporary exhibitions from near and far. You'll see Victoria's natural environment, cultures and history through different perspectives. 墨尔本博物馆 (Melbourne Museum) 展示了澳大利亚社会历史、原住民文化、科学发展及环境。毗邻世界遗产名录的皇家展览中心 (Royal Exhibition Building) 和卡顿公园 (Carlton Gardens),博物馆里面还有墨尔本IMAX立体电影院 (IMAX Theatre Melbourne)。”
  • 196 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Eureka Tower is a 297.3-metre skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Travel up to floor 88 to take some awesome photos of Melbourne $25 for adults $14.50 for kids ”
  • 193 locals recommend
Library
“Admire the beautiful ceiling, read some books and enjoy free exhibitions. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“An absolute must-visit in Melbourne. There’s a reason the queue has been out the door for years now!”
  • 191 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium in central Melbourne, Australia. It is located on the banks of the Yarra River beside and under the Flinders Street Viaduct and the King Street Bridge.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Stadium
“Home of football, concerts & excitement. Stroll for 20 minutes or catch the tram.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Lake
“Great for a stroll, jog and next to swim centre. There is a golf driving range, hockey, soccer, footy fields and tennis courts. Carousel Cafe offers yummy food and outlook.”
  • 259 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Great place to shop here in Melbourne, also a great food court on the top level”
  • 206 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“An absolute must-visit in Melbourne. There’s a reason the queue has been out the door for years now!”
  • 191 locals recommend
Academic University Building
“French toast and baked eggs are staples at this compact, rustic-chic breakfast cafe with warm vibe.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Bar
“For a truly Melbourne bar experience, head to Cookie and work your way through the mammoth beer selection (CBD)”
  • 125 locals recommend
Bar
“Very good local pub/bar with suburb view. Chill and comfy. Just relax and chat! ”
  • 237 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“If you love mexican food, like chilli grilled corn cobs, Tacos (hard or soft Shell), quesadillas ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Village cinema a 10-15 minute walk away. Complete with it's own sophisticated bar for some pre or post movie beverages. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Fine dining with nice view. I like food there and I think the overall quality is better than Attica. But if you wanna some adventures in food, Attica is a good one! ”
  • 42 locals recommend

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