South of the CBD border is where Melbourne’s adventurous ‘Mexicans’ live –those with the forethought to capitalise on that sparkling, caramel river-way more affectionately known as The Yarra. The haciendas here come in the form of re-imagined boatsheds along previously dilapidated walkways.
Shady waterfront areas are now family-friendly and clean enough to eat from. Broad promenades make walking or biking on a sunny day or clear night the greatest delight. Steal your nerves for a magnificent fire display as riverside gas-jets shoot into the heavens. That’s what we call Southern hospitality, y’all.
Think: Southbank, South Wharf and South Yarra.