Pan Pacific Melbourne provides comfortable and trendy accommodation with Melbourne city, Port Phillip or Yarra River panoramic views. Guests can enjoy the finest amenities, including a fitness centre, and the intimate service of fine and casual dining options, as well...
The Yarra River has many picturesque settings to offer. A variety of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties are accessible on the river banks. However, there are parks and paths that are ideal for cyclists, walkers and joggers.
Melbourne, Victoria’s state capital, was founded on the lower parts of the Yarra in 1835, and now urban Greater Melbourne dominates and impacts the scenery of the river’s lower reaches.
It travels 242 kilometers (150 miles) west from its source in the Yarra Ranges, through the Yarra Valley, then widens up into plains as it winds through Greater Melbourne, finally emptying into Hobsons Bay in northernmost Port Phillip Bay.
For thousands of years, the river has served as a primary food source and gathering site for Indigenous Australians. Land clearing moved the last Wurundjeri people into nearby regions and away from the river soon after European immigrants arrived.
The Wurundjeri originally called it Birrarung, but the name was mistranslated from another Wurundjeri phrase in the Boonwurrung language, Yarro-yarro, which means “ever-flowing.”
Top hotels near Yarra River
Set above the vibrant Southbank district of Melbourne, Crown Towers provides spacious, comfortable rooms with city and Port Phillip Bay views. Each space has original artworks and bathrooms in marble.
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
Offering a restaurant, day spa, fitness center and indoor heated pool, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD on Collins Street.
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