Yarra River Promenade

Kings Way, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Yarra River Promenade

Kings Way, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Staff Pick
26 m
1.76 km
Very Easy


This short walk starts from the corner of King and Flinders St, but you are soon past the hustle and bustle and traffic noise and walking along the soothing banks of the Yarra River.

Yarra River Promenade

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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.

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Points of Interest

1. Batman Park

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.

2. Spencer St footbridge

This glass and steel footbridge is set back from the Spencer Street Bridge and provides a pleasant way to cross the Yarra.

3. The boardwalk

The well maintained boardwalk makes a perfect walking route.

4. Polly Woodside

The now restored cargo vessel, launched in 1885, is managed by the National Trust and is a museum and a popular attraction .

5. Seafarers Bridge

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.

6. Russell Anderson’s artwork

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.

7. Three bollards

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).


Historical Interest Historical Interest
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
General General
Public Transport Public Transport
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Pram friendly Pram friendly


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