Melbourne is situated on the shores of one of the largest bays
on the Australian coast, the city's main water feature is the
Yarra River. That's because the city grew from the banks of
the Yarra and even today the focus for the city is still very
much on a one-kilometre section of the river.
Within that one
kilometre are some of the great sights and attractions of Melbourne:
feature of the Yarra River is its picturesque walks. Once you get
away from the concrete of Southgate and walk east down through King's
Domain, you can walk for kilometres along the banks of the river
without any sense of being in a great city. That's because the city
planners have allowed for parklands either side of the roads that
skirt around the river, including the Royal Botanic Gardens.
A great web
resource for information on the Yarra River is Victoria Parks