August 26th, 2019

Father's Day Along Yarra River

Celebrations for fathers are often last minute affairs. If this is your case, then let us give you some more unusual suggestions to solve the dilemma of what do with dad this Sunday!
August 20th, 2019

Buxton Adds To Southbank Artspaces

Designed by renowned architects Fender Katsalidis, the Buxton Contemporary Gallery opened in March last year and comprises four public exhibition galleries, teaching facilities, and the largest outdoor screen in Australia dedicated to the display of moving image art.
July 19th, 2019

Cheap Lunch Eats In The Yarra River Precinct – Part 3: World Trade Centre

Often overlooked in the quest for fine dining, and even lunchtime fare, is the World Trade Centre, which overlooks the river at its western end, opposite Jeff’s shed and South Wharf.
June 6th, 2019

Wallet Friendly South Wharf Lunches

With winter underway, how to keep out of the cold becomes top of mind for most people. Grab the beanies, gloves, scarves and thick socks, but don’t forget about inner warmth. The easiest way to get that is to find a hearty, cost-effective lunch in the Yarra River Precinct
May 10th, 2019

Wallet-Friendly Southbank Lunches: Part 1

Treating yourself to a quality lunch on Southbank need not cost a small fortune. With the prices we have unearthed for you, you could lunch out in style once a week, every week, and not take a hit to the wallet, or the waistline for that matter!
March 5th, 2019

Autumn Pop-Ups Along The Yarra

March-April is probably the pick of the months to enjoy the riverside ambience of the Yarra and your last chance to relish some great pop-up installations.
February 14th, 2019

Yarra River Precinct A Drawcard For Big Name Entertainers

The month of February usually sees the return of some big entertainment names to stages around the Yarra River Precinct. With Christmas and school holidays behind us, and cold weather in the Northern Hemisphere forcing musicians down-under, there is usually a wealth of musical talent to look forward to.
January 15th, 2019

Game, Set, Match: Take A Water Taxi To The Australian Open

The downside of the Aus Open is the huge crowds, the heat and parking. However, we have all those covered for you so that your AO experience is as enjoyable as possible.
December 28th, 2018

Solving The January Family Dilemma

Here are some thought starters for spending January in the Yarra River Precinct with the little, and the not-so-little, tackers.
November 28th, 2018

Beat The Heat at Royal Botanic Gardens This Summer

The best thing about December through to February is the more relaxed atmosphere and having a bit more time on our hands. The worst aspect can be the heat. Here's how to bear the heat at the Royal Botanic Gardens this summer.
November 7th, 2018

Summertime...And The Living Is Easy

It might not be summer yet, but the days are getting longer and the nights balmier, so we thought we’d give you a run-down on how to get as close to the water as possible during late spring and summer...
October 18th, 2018

Messing Around In Boats

With the weather improving and with plenty of onshore options to slake thirst and satisfy hunger, here is our selection of how to mess about on the water during spring 2018.
September 1st, 2018

Sanity-Saving School Holiday Ideas

Our guide to the best school holiday activities in the Yarra River Precinct - whether you're a parent looking to fill in two weeks of the kids at home, or a friend or relative wanting to get the kids off someone's hands for a couple of hours. We've got you covered.
August 13th, 2018

Dads’ Day in the Sun

Fathers’ Day is just around the corner again and, Southbank and the Yarra River Precinct provide plenty of options, and we present a few of them for your information. Remember to book asap, because they will fill-up quickly over the next few weeks.
June 26th, 2018

MCEC To Reinvent Events As We Know Them in Melbourne

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is reinventing events in Melbourne. Their new spaces and activations – to be unveiled next month - will help people reimagine their next event and create amazing experiences, growing the business events sector in Melbourne.
June 12th, 2018

A Journey Through South Wharf’s Dining Precinct

I recently got the chance to explore the best of South Wharf’s dining precinct by way of a multi-course degustation. From casual snack spots to luxury dinner venues and everything in between, South Wharf has something for everyone. Which one will you visit first?
May 14th, 2018

Winter Warmers: Southgate Restaurants Serving Up Seasonal Delights This Winter

Winter warmers: Southgate restaurants are serving up seasonal delights with a series of masterclasses, meet-the-maker events, and innovative new dishes and drinks.
April 27th, 2018

Riverside Party Spaces For Any Function

Events in the Yarra River Precinct can range from a surprisingly good busker on the Promenade through to major international acts at the Myer Music Bowl and Rod Laver Arena, but for most people the most memorable are usually those with a very personal flavour.
March 22nd, 2018

Your Guide To Cheap Eats & Drinks in South Wharf

With so many cheap eats options in Melbourne, it's not hard to eat out without breaking the bank. Whether it’s lunch, dinner or drinks, you can enjoy the best of food and drink in South Wharf? while still sticking to your budget.
February 20th, 2018

Unlocking The Vault of Aus’ Music

Now open at Arts Centre Melbourne, the Australian Music Vault is a place to explore your love of music, revisit some of the big music moments of your life, share those memories and discover the exciting new stories of today’s Australian music scene.
November 27th, 2017

Yarra River's Chamber Of Secrets

This month we’re opening-up the vault of Yarra River ‘secrets’ to give you a selection of places away from the river bustle to eat and drink, with just a bit of quirkiness as a side dish.
October 18th, 2017

Christmas Partying: Yarra River Style

While you don’t need to be thinking of stocking-fillers just yet, you do need to be planning and booking-in your pre-Christmas functions, especially around the ever-popular Yarra River Precinct.
September 10th, 2017

Slap Those Thighs: It's Oktoberfest in the Yarra River Precinct

Dust-off the leather shorts, grab your Dachshund and practice the thigh slapping, because it’s Oktoberfest time again, and nowhere in Melbourne does it better than Southbank and South Wharf.
August 8th, 2017

Focus on Fathers for Yarra River Precinct

With Father's Day just around the corner, we give you a preview of what you can do, see, eat, drink and enjoy along the Yarra River with the main man in your life - from sports to arts, epic views to classic pubs. Make this Father's Day the most memorable yet along our gorgeous banks.
June 7th, 2017

Winter 2017 Highlights Along The Yarra River

Just because the weather is cooler and the days are shorter doesn’t mean that there’s not much happening on Melbourne’s riverside. Just the opposite in fact, as three of the Yarra River Precinct’s major attractions crank-up their activity level for winter.
May 17th, 2017

Yarra's Edge Is Well Worth A Look

Ever heard of Yarra's Edge? Probably not, because it’s a modern village, right on the water, close to the CBD, but tucked-away from the city’s busier places. Once you get there it will be well worth it, and you’ll probably wonder why you didn’t know about it before.
May 5th, 2017

Cosy Corners Along The Yarra

The days and nights along the river are getting colder and while there are plenty of places that have external heating, it’s often nice to hunker down inside somewhere cosy to enjoy a drink, whether that be a red wine, spirits, a cocktail, or perhaps just a coffee or hot chocolate.
March 14th, 2017

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival: River Graze

If you needed even more proof that great food, wine and water scenery go together, then make sure you diarise Friday night 31 March through to Sunday 2 April, when the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017 bursts into life with ‘River Graze’ along the city section of the Yarra.
February 3rd, 2017

White Night 2017 Set To Dazzle Southbank

The line-up for February 18th's White Night has been revealed and Southbank features prominently in the highlights.
January 19th, 2017

Lunar New Year Celebrations

Lunar New Year celebrations bring today colour, movement, music and Melbourne across our favourite Melbourne riverside precincts.
November 7th, 2016

Coffee by the Yarra

A coffee in Melbourne is one of our most time honoured traditions. Find the best brews (and beers!) by the Yarra River.
September 21st, 2016

Spring Boating

Fancy an adventure on the Yarra? Jump aboard one of our many waterway transport options this Spring and enjoy the city from the river.
August 18th, 2016

Spring in the Gardens

Spring in Melbourne is beautiful, so why not enjoy the parks and gardens by the Yarra River.
June 8th, 2016

Yarra River Precinct Promises Icy Winter Treats

Winter by the Yarra River has never looked more exciting! Bring your family and friends to experience all the fun of Melbourne, even when its cold.
March 1st, 2016

Moomba 2016

It's all about the Birdman Rally, Waterskiing, Fireworks and the Moomba parade - Melbourne's quintessential festival will again be celebrated by young and old this Labour Day weekend.
February 5th, 2016

River Graze

A weekend culinary adventure for big and little foodies alike. Kicking off the 2016 Good Food and Wine Festival’s Opening Weekend, the Yarra River transforms into a food and wine lovers playground bursting with culinary hot-spots, free entertainment, regional flavours, and water ferries to get you from one spot to another.
January 28th, 2016

February - Love, Sport and all things WHITE!

February is a fantastic month of activity by the river, where Valentines Day reigns supreme for dining and romantic walks by the water, the Superbowl brings out the most dedicated of sports supporters and White Night gives us plenty to see and do until the small hours of the morning.
December 18th, 2015

A Yarra River New Year

As the end of 2015 draws near, it's time to book your spot for the biggest party of the year.
November 25th, 2015

Christmas in Melbourne

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Melbourne - and especially by the Yarra! Join in the festive spirit with a range of events for the whole family.
November 24th, 2015

Style School Melbourne

If you are looking for a fun and educational experience for your teenage daughter, Style School Melbourne is the ideal environment to learn lifelong skills in a dynamic environment.
November 6th, 2015

Good Food Month

It's Good Food Month in Melbourne and that means the return of the Night Noodle Markets!
October 24th, 2015

Spring Racing Carnival

Where will you be when the race that stops a nation is run? Head to the Yarra River for entertainment, food and drink - and maybe even back a winner!
September 19th, 2015

September School Holidays and beyond

The school holidays are upon us again, and just around the corner - the AFL Grand Final and the Spring Racing Carnival.
August 26th, 2015

Fathers Day

Father's Day is on September 6, and there are many places for you to spoil Dad by the river on his special day.
August 4th, 2015

Melbourne Day

Melbourne Day will celebrate Melbourne's 180th birthday in 2015! Join in the celebrations, and other fun things to do by the Yarra in August.
July 2nd, 2015

Southgate Moveable Feasts

Southgate's Moveable Feasts are a Melbourne Institution and a wonderful way to spend a Sunday lunch, or Monday dinner. Until August 3, enjoy three courses from three different restaurants under the one roof.
June 29th, 2015

School Holiday Activities

School holiday activities to please young and old. Keep the kids entertained by the river this winter!
June 3rd, 2015

Winter Roasts

A roast in Winter is one of life’s true luxuries.
May 25th, 2015

Winter at Federation Square

The footy isn't the only activity in Melbourne during winter. Experience all Federation Square has to offer over the coming months, including David Bowie!
May 25th, 2015

Winter Arts and Entertainment

Get some culture in Melbourne this winter at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Recital Centre or the Arts Centre, and be entertained at Crown Melbourne!
May 14th, 2015

Take it to the Water – Boating on the Yarra

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May 1st, 2015

Mother's Day

With just over a week until Mother's Day, it's time to work out where you are going to celebrate on Sunday 10 May. Whether it's a sumptuous brunch, an elegant lunch complete with champagne or a delicious dinner, there are plenty of places to dine with Mum by the River.
April 14th, 2015

Anzac Day 2015

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March 23rd, 2015

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The best of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, at some of our favourite riverside venues!
March 2nd, 2015

Moomba on the Yarra

One of our favourite Melbourne festivals is due in town this weekend - MOOMBA!
February 18th, 2015

White Night

Experience over 80 events at White Night Melbourne. This Saturday 21 February from 7pm, through to Sunday morning at 7am
February 4th, 2015


The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival's Open Kitchen Weekend by the Yarra. How will your spend your weekend? #eat #drink #bemerry
February 2nd, 2015

Love is in the air everywhere you look around… the Yarra!

Celebrate the most romantic day of the year by the Yarra River, whether its dinner, cruises or fireworks.
January 13th, 2015

Australian Open hits town

Game, Set, Match! – the Australian Open is set to hit Melbourne’s shores in just under a week and we can’t wait!
January 9th, 2015

Summer on the Water

Experience Melbourne and the Yarra River on the water with a range of boating options for you and your family to experience this summer.
January 5th, 2015

Watching life pass on the Yarra River

As locals, we know and love the Yarra River, and now Sydneysiders will know it too!
December 18th, 2014

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight is a Christmas tradition. Enjoy the event at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, or at the Federation Square live site.
December 12th, 2014

SummerSalt Festival 2015

The SummerSalt Festival 2015 will bring Southbank and the Yarra River to life, featuring a range of events covering dance, theatre, art, music and more!
December 12th, 2014

New Year’s Eve by the Yarra River

Melbourne is a wonderful place to bring in the New Year, with a myriad of choices for families, party-goers, fine diners and more!??
December 11th, 2014

The Top Ten Places to Eat by the Yarra

Your go to guide for the top ten spots to dine and drink by the Yarra River, Melbourne.