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Top Must Visit Attractions in South Bank – Best of Yarra Valley

Melbourne's entertainment hub, South Bank located along the southern edge of the Yarra River is one of the most vibrant districts in the CBD. You will love the café culture and street performers there.


The Southbank Promenade District

The South Bank Promenade is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the city; located on the south edge of Yarra River flowing serenely across the CBD, the promenade area is defined by the section in between the Southgate Shopping Centre and very popular Crown Entertainment Centre which is just 2 minutes from the WRAP on Southbank; just one of the convenient apartment hotels in the CBD. You will love the laid back confines and cool environs of the tree lined the promenade, highly conducive to relaxing and rejuvenating mind, body and soul.


Melbourne Art Centre

This is an iconic institution and not a mere attraction, as the Melbourne Art Centre is home to theatre, opera and the arts. A prominent feature is the 'Spire' which standing at 162 metres towers above Southbank and is quite a sight when lit up at night. Enjoy a backstage tour of the arts complex boasting 3 state of the art theatres.


The Crown Entertainment Complex

A must visit for a slice of the action, the Crown Entertainment Complex is central to most Southbank hotels Melbourne. Encompassing an area of 2 blocks, this building which skirts the river is the biggest casino in the southern region. Expect an unlimited bevy of entertainment including live shows, theatrical performances, shops, restaurants, chic bars and much more. Watch out for the chimney stacks on the outside of the building which shoots flames of fire into the night sky; an iconic attraction that's part of the CBD entertainment. The complex offers entertainment for the whole family.


Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and Seafarers Bridge – MCEC

The architectural marvel that's the MCEC is quite an impressive sight that has won many accolades in the world of architecture. The main feature is the blade entrance which consists of metal blades placed at an angle and supported by iron bars. It has made the list of Melbourne's most iconic buildings.


The National Gallery of Victoria

This is Australia's oldest public gallery and museum founded way back in 1861, before the formation of the Australian Commonwealth. The building around St. Kilda is considered an architectural marvel as it features the world's largest stained glass ceiling that was designed by renowned Australian architect Leonard French. Within you will find artistic creations by the Aborigines, masters of impressionism and many other creations by international artists.


Eureka Skydeck 88

Home to the Southern Hemisphere's highest viewing deck the Eureka Skydeck 88 is located in the Southbank Centre. The 297 metre skyscraper boasts an outlandish viewing experience at the 'Edge' a glass panelled glass cube extending out of the building that offers one a feeling of walking on air. Elevators will take you in seconds to the top where focused views of Melbourne's iconic landmarks are visible through carefully placed viewing scopes.

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