Wednesday, 23 May 2012


Melbourne is built around Port Phillip Bay, which is a large bay in southern Victoria. Geographically, the bay covers 1,930 square kilometres and the shore stretches roughly 264 km. Although it is extremely shallow for its size, most of the bay is navigable. The deepest portion is only 24 metres, and half the region is shallower than 8 m. The volume of the water in the bay is around 25 cubic kilometres. The Bay provides opportunity for shipping and boating as well as numerous water-based leisure activities.

In addition to the Bay, to the south and close to Melbourne CBD there is the Albert Park Lake around which there is an extensive park. The park encompasses 2.25 square kilometres of parkland including Albert Park Lake (0.49 square kilometres) and provides numerous ovals, sporting facilities, the Albert Park Public Golf Course, a 5 km walking track around the lake, and the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit.

I have blogged before about the Yarra River that course through Melbourne, but there are also smaller creeks and lakes throughout the metropolitan area.

This post is part of Kin's Water World Wednesday meme,
but also part of Susan's Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme.
South Melbourne Town Hall with its clock tower and the Bay in the background
Albert Park and Albert Park Lake, with the Bay in the top right
View towards the Port of Melbourne


  1. Such a lovely city, Nick, and I always enjoy the tours you take us on! I've been able to travel a lot over my many years, but always regretted that I was never able to get to Australia! Your tours and photos are the next best thing!! Hope your week is going well!


  2. Wonderful views...

  3. to bad I onlyt visitid the ariport in Australia. You have much to offer.

  4. Great over-view of this part of the city Nick.

  5. Love the view over South Melbourne Town Hall towards the bay. My old stomping ground.

  6. I loved the shot showing the sailboats in the distance! What great views of your city!

  7. Oh, I love the sailboats out there. Very nice. :)

  8. trois superbes photos panoramiques (surtout en quand on clique sur les photos)

    Publicity ;o) Every Friday (and the Weekend), The Challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

  9. Looks like the water is still busy. Awesome view!

    Thanks for joining Water World Wednesday

  10. Beautiful....that image of the bay with the clock tower from the city hall is great. The focal point being the tower of course, but still it give a great perspective of the cityscape and surrounding water.

  11. Melbourne would be our kind of City!

  12. Big cities, nice photos.

  13. Wonderful shots of Melbourne!

  14. A lovely Panoramic view of your city. thanks.

  15. I've traveled but never to Australia.. I'd love to
    go one day!! Great Shots
    Thanks for sharing


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