Southbank, Melbourne

4.6
Southbank provides a beautiful setting for a riverside stroll. Along the promenade, take in the view of the sparkling Yarra River, public art, and heritage buildings. Packed with cafes and eateries in between the high-rise buildings, this entertainment and food-driven promenade there offers something for everyone. Cross any of the numerous pedestrian footbridges to get a better view of the pavement chalk art. You’ll see Australia’s tallest tower, the Eureka Tower. Make Southbank a centerpiece of your Melbourne vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Melbourne holiday planner.
Create an itinerary including Southbank
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Southbank Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,215 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This area is very peaceful beside the river . Lots of shady trees and benches to sit and so many Restaurants available with such a variety of food  more »
  • Our hotel was in Southbank, so we had plenty of time each day to explore and dine. Lots of nice shops and restaurants all along the river. On weekends, they have live street performers throughout the ...  more »
Places to stay near Southbank

Plan your trip to Melbourne

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Melbourne

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Museums in Melbourne

View all >
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Melbourne

4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h

Shopping in Melbourne

View all >
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h

Parks in Melbourne

4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Melbourne

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 8​h
4.4
Duration: 30​min
4.9
Duration: 4​h