Sunday 20 January 2013


A Melbourne icon, the Yarra River offers a multitude of picturesque settings. The banks of the river have a number of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties. In addition, there are trails and paths which cater for cyclists, walkers and joggers.

Board one of the many river craft at Southgate or Princes Walk or travel along the Yarra in your own boat to visit attractions such as Melbourne Park for the Australian Tennis Open, the Royal Botanical Gardens and Herring Island Park. The Yarra River is now the undisputed social heart of marvellous Melbourne. The river is the focus for numerous spectacular events including the famous Moomba festival, rowing regattas, the Melbourne Festival and Dragon Boat Festivals.

We have had gorgeous Summer weather at the weekend, so it was no surprise that many people flocked to the banks of the Yarra, or boarded one of the many pleasure craft.

This post is part of the Scenic Sunday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme,
and also part of the Sunday Bridges meme.


  1. Fantastic, Nick!
    «Louis» thanks you for your fine contribution to Sunday Bridges.

  2. A beautiful city, a lovely river, gorgeous blue skies and superb captures for the day, Nick!! What a great place to be and enjoy a wonderful summer day! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty! Have a great week!

  3. How can't everyone be happy there !

    Please have a good new week.

  4. We were up on the Yarra near Richmond yesterday. I swear I got a shot of that same rowing team upstream. J.

  5. I would love to try a seat in that rowing boat. :)


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