Southbank

Melbourne
Southbank

The Yarra River’s waterfront offers a diverse range of hotels, galleries, bars and a casino complex.

Southbank is a lively neighborhood in the center of Melbourne. Packed with cafes, restaurants and outdoor performers, the area is the ideal spot to enjoy a sunny afternoon. It is also a hub for shopping, culture and the arts and attracts an eclectic assortment of tourists and locals.

Stroll down the Southbank Promenade to take in the sights and sounds of central Melbourne. Capture photos of the skyline along the Yarra River and gaze at the city lights after sunset. Watch theater, dance and opera at Australia’s busiest performing arts facility, the Melbourne Arts Centre. Browse the art on display at the National Gallery of Victoria, the oldest public art gallery in the country. Take in a slice of history at the Victoria Barracks, a 19th-century government building.

The western region of Southbank has been named South Wharf. Here you will find the Melbourne Maritime Museum Polly Woodside with historic buildings and ships. Admire the award-winning modern structure of the Convention and Exhibition Centre nearby and enjoy the art gallery inside. At night, have a glass of wine at one of the many bars. Try your luck at the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex. Children under 18 are allowed in the shopping and amusement sections, but the gaming part is for adults only.

As the community's population increased in Melbourne, the need for high-rise residential buildings arose. One of the tallest of its kind in the world, the Eureka Tower stands at almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) and has 92 floors. Enjoy stunning views of the city from Skydeck 88.

Southbank sits a half-mile (one kilometer) south of Melbourne’s central business district. The neighborhood is fairly central and borders the south side of the Yarra River. Traffic is congested with limited parking. Many tramlines run through the area or you can reach it by crossing the river from Flinders Street Station, which is on all major metro lines.


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Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
4 out of 5
The price is HK$740 per night from 11 Nov to 11 Nov
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is steps away from Yarra Riverfront, Southbank Promenade and Eureka Skydeck 88. Melbourne Arts ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,417 reviews)
"Great apartment in superb location, warmly welcomed by the staff"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2021

Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
The Langham, Melbourne
The Langham, Melbourne
5 out of 5
One Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC
The price is HK$1,761 per night from 21 Nov to 21 Nov
This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Crown Casino and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,221 reviews)
"excellent facilities very friendly and helpful staff one of the best hotels we have stayed"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2021

The Langham, Melbourne
Mantra Southbank Melbourne
Mantra Southbank Melbourne
4.5 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,106 per night from 14 Nov to 14 Nov
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is steps away from Yarra Riverfront, Southbank Promenade and Eureka Skydeck 88. Eureka Tower ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,772 reviews)
"Clean, equipped and modern"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2021

Mantra Southbank Melbourne
WRAP on Southbank
WRAP on Southbank
4.5 out of 5
133 -139 City Road, Southbank, VIC
The price is HK$787 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Southbank Promenade and Eureka Skydeck 88. Crown Casino and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,340 reviews)
"Close to everything required for our stay"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2021

WRAP on Southbank
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Southbank
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Southbank
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$845 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from Yarra Riverfront, Southbank Promenade and Eureka Skydeck 88. Eureka Tower and Hamer ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (10 reviews)
"Awesome place to stay, close to everything."

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2021

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Southbank
Quest Southbank
Quest Southbank
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,003 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Eureka Skydeck 88, National Gallery of Victoria and Southgate. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (838 reviews)
"It was ok a bit far to get to our party we gotl lost a couple of times . The aheets were very stiff and cold the shower was hard to get into cleanliness was ok"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2021

Quest Southbank
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