The Yarra River is the lifeblood of Melbourne. Rivers recharge us bring vitality to a city or town. Stayed at the Crown Promenade which has an excellent swimming pool with views along the river to the city. A short walk brings you to the Sandridge (Immigrants) bridge with its moving sculptures or the hustle and bustle of Southbank or Flinders St Station, the cosmopolitan heart of Melbourne. Here’s a map.
At night, there’s such a hive of activity along the river bank leading to the Arts Centre. We enjoyed our dinner at Southbank and Tom Winton’s Rising Water at the Playhouse, which was interesting with great sets but needed a bit of a lift in places. Strolling back, we enjoyed the stars amid the crystal, clear night sky.