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It was a Sunday during our visit so it was crowded as expected and the Marathon was just finished... read more

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Interesting area.

South Wharf Promenade is located next door to the Melbourne exhibition & convention Centre. There... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a Sunday during our visit so it was crowded as expected and the Marathon was just finished. The left side of the Promenade was full of fancy shopping arcades, hotels, cafes and restaurants with Sunday Brunches along with skyrocketing prices. The garden grass...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

South Wharf Promenade is located next door to the Melbourne exhibition & convention Centre. There are numerous cafes, restaurants , bars & hotels dotted along the promenade. Its definitely worth visiting or taking a stroll around as there are some impressive views of Melbourne from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

South Wharf has been resurrected, It was until fairly recently a neglected area of decaying docks but it is now home to many bars and restaurants. My favourite eating place is the Boatbuilder's Yard. It has a few rough edges and you can get a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Not quite the Sydney Harbour but still a fascinating part of Melbourne; very accessible from the CBD, just a short walk or tram trip and a pleasant area for taking a stroll to escape the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I live in Docklands so a walk or bicycle crossing back along South Wharf Promenade is one of those pleasures that I get to take for granted. I start at Docklands Park, cross over the Yarra at Either Webb or Jim Stynes Bridges and then...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VickiB67
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The Promenade is a great place for a leisurely walk on a Sunday morning. With the Polly Woodside, DFO and the Melbourne Convention Centre all in close proximity there is always something going on. There are a large number of eateries that have great views...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WayneAP
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Southbank is almost tucked away and for someone unfamiliar with Melbourne it would easy to overlook. It is actually a lively spot with many cafes and restaurants, and large outlet stores for some of the large footwear and clothing companies. In addition to the above...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dencal1945
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Love walking here which we do to get to the Southbank DFO. Lovely scenery and vibe with bustling high end restaurants on the left and lovely water in the right. Great place to visit and stroll.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 433cynthian
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I like to stroll down this side of the wharf when in Melbourne...a couple of reasons. The first is that it is not as busy as the north end of the wharf...much less tourists, not as busy and much more quiet. The second reason is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 296KevinB296
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I have always been fascinated by waterfront cities. Some of my favorite places in the world are waterfronts, either on a great river or on a famed coast. In Melbourne, I love to hang out at Southbank, at the waterfront or the Yarra River, but...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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