This short walk starts from the corner of King and Flinders Street, but you are soon past the hustle and bustle and traffic noise and walking along the soothing banks of the Yarra River.
The walk takes in parts of the south bank of the Yarra and is minutes from the CBD, South Wharf Promenade. It includes absolute Yarra River frontage which is lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline. Walking so close to the river helps clear the head too!
The wide, walking only paths make this route the perfect place for a brisk walk with a group or by yourself. It is also a great route for walking meetings and has lots of seating and cafes nearby should you need it.
Once a riverside wetlands, then a freight rail yard, Batman Park was built in 1982 and consists of paths, lawns, gum tress and some BBQs.
This glass and steel footbridge is set back from the Spencer Street Bridge and provides a pleasant way to cross the Yarra.
The well maintained boardwalk makes a perfect walking route.
The now restored cargo vessel, launched in 1885, is managed by the National Trust and is a museum and a popular attraction .
One of a few footbridges crossing the Yarra. It is named in homage to the ‘Mission to Seafarers’ located nearby and represents Melbourne’s maritime history.
This fascinating work is called 'Apparatus for Transtemporal Occurrence of Impending Space'. Cast in bronze, brass, steel and copper it celebrates the aesthetic of early science fiction.
Continue on to the start is another 0.7 km (10mins) or return the same way for a slightly longer walk 1.0km (16 mins).