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Visit Southbank, Melbourne's bustling waterfront hub, which is renowned for restaurants, public art and stylish retailers.

Situated on the sunny southern shore of the Yarra, Southbank offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Relax in a waterside venue and watch the people passing by. Enjoy lunch, or a spot of retail therapy at nearby Southgate (a popular restaurant and shopping destination), before heading to one of the nearby art galleries, or theatres for a night out.

With magnificent views over the historic Flinders Street station, Southbank is the perfect position to see the city light up at night.

Want to see Melbourne from a different angle? Choose from scenic cruises, take a water taxi or find out what's on at Southbank.

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With an array of venues under its spire, Arts Centre Melbourne is the flagship of the performing arts in Victoria and focal point of the cultural precinct.
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Looking over Melbourne from the opposite bank of the Yarra, Southgate is a unique restaurant, shopping and entertainment precinct. Set over three levels, there’s a range of eateries, bars and cafes to discover.
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Want to see Melbourne from a different perspective? Visit the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform at Eureka Skydeck 88, with 360-degree views.
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A mini city of shopping, dining and entertainment on the banks of the Yarra River, the Crown Entertainment Complex takes up two whole city blocks. Shoppers come to browse luxury labels at Prada, Chanel, Bulgari and Burberry.
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Ice Bar Melbourne is Australia's only ice bar. Made from over 50 tonnes of sculpted ice chilled to minus 10 degrees. State of the art lighting sets the tone and exquisitely carved ice sculptures provide the cool decor.
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The Southbank Library at Boyd has a reader-friendly layout, similar to a bookshop, making it much easier for borrowers to find their next great read.
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Found floating under the Pedestrian Bridge, Southbank and accessible from stairs descending from above, Ponyfish Island is a haven for wonderers and wanderers.
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Inspired by regional produce, Executive Chef John Lawson delivers an urban sensibility to this Crown flagship restaurant. The essence of No.
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The Ludlow Bar & Dining Room at Southbank features a riverside barbecue and bar, cocktail lounge and restaurant on the banks of the Yarra. The contemporary design incorporates raw steel, stone and recycled timber to create a warm and inviting ambience.
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Contemporary and minimalist, the Atlantic is a modern fish brasserie and oyster bar that replicates the sensation of an authentic seafood market.
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Food, music and a warm atmosphere are on the menu at World Restaurant Bar, a great place to meet up over a meal or drinks with friends. The menu and extensive drinks list caters to all tastes.
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Known for its honeycomb exterior, the Melbourne Recital Centre combines cutting-edge architecture and stage technology with state-of-the-art acoustics.
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Malthouse Theatre is dedicated to extending the boundaries of the performing arts, nurturing the production of contemporary Australian theatre.
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Founded in 1953, the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) is Australia’s oldest professional theatre company, producing up to 12 plays in a subscription season.
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Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) is Melbourne’s leading contemporary art gallery, and the distinctive rust-red building has become a city icon.
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Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and sit back and relax as your captain details the history of the Yarra and Melbourne on a gently meandering river cruise.
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Williamstown Ferry Company operates sightseeing cruises from the city and St Kilda to Williamstown, highlighting the Yarra River and city views. Note: while there is a booking office at Federation Wharf, boats depart from berth 1, Southgate Promenade.


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