Southbank

Melbourne
Southbank

Explore this eclectic neighbourhood, which features hotels, galleries, bars and a casino complex on the south side of Melbourne's Yarra River.

Whether looking for a day's shopping or a fun night out, Southbank offers an energetic atmosphere with plenty to do. This neighbourhood lies near Melbourne's business district, on the southern bank of the Yarra River. Stroll along the promenade and find your groove in its shopping precincts, its riverside bars or its extravagant casino.

Start your day with a coffee along the Southbank Promenade and watch the business district come to life. Capture photos of Melbourne's high-rise skyline and the Eureka Tower. Built in response to Melbourne's rapidly increasing population, this 300-metre (1,000-foot) tower is one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Take the elevator up its 92 floors and marvel at the stunning city-wide views to be seen from Skydeck 88.

Back on ground level, book a show at the Melbourne Arts Centre and experience the city's rich drama culture. Admire prominent works of art at the National Gallery of Victoria and learn about the institution's long history. The nearby Victoria Barracks, a 19th-century government building, also offers an insight into the city's past.

Discover the Melbourne Maritime Museum Polly Woodside at South Wharf, on Southbank's western side. Inspect its fascinating buildings and ships, preserved from throughout the ages. The Convention and Exhibition Centre stands as a symbol of exceptional modern architecture and houses an art gallery within.

As the sun sets, sit at a wine bar and watch the romantic lighting reflect off Melbourne's skyscrapers. The Crown Casino and Entertainment offers shopping and amusement sections, alongside an expansive gaming room. Try your luck inside or watch a flashy fire show outside at night.

Southbank is accessible on foot from anywhere around Melbourne's central business district. Cross one of many bridges connecting the city to South Yarra. Alternatively, use one of many trams routes that run from north to south. Flinders Street Station, the city's main interchange, is a 5-minute walk from Crown Casino. Driving though the city is not recommended as congestion is common.


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WRAP on Southbank
WRAP on Southbank
4.5 out of 5
133 -139 City Road, Southbank, VIC
The price is AU$129 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,332 reviews)
"Close to everything required for our stay"

Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2021

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The Langham, Melbourne
The Langham, Melbourne
5 out of 5
One Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC
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 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,265 reviews)
"excellent facilities very friendly and helpful staff one of the best hotels we have stayed"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2021

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The Langham, Melbourne
Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
4 out of 5
57-61 City Road, Southbank, VIC
The price is AU$139 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is steps away from Eureka Skydeck 88, Yarra Riverfront and Eureka Tower. Melbourne Arts Centre ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,405 reviews)
"Great hotel with a great view"

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2021

Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
Mantra Southbank Melbourne
Mantra Southbank Melbourne
4.5 out of 5
31 City Road, Southbank, VIC
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is steps away from Eureka Skydeck 88 and Eureka Tower. National Gallery of Victoria and Forum ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,761 reviews)
"Great service had a fun stay the sauna & pool area was great."

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2021

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Mantra Southbank Melbourne
Imagine Marco
Imagine Marco
4 out of 5
42-48 Balston Street, Southbank, VIC
The price is AU$159 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, SEA LIFE Melbourne and Federation ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,262 reviews)
"Property is excellent, very good location, the only thing we did not like we the traffic noise, despite double glazing"

Reviewed on 14 May 2021

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Lovely 2 Room 46th floor Southbank home
Lovely 2 Room 46th floor Southbank home
11 Bale Circuit, Melbourne, VIC
The price is AU$302 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Southbank Promenade, Eureka Skydeck 88 and Eureka Tower. Crown ...
Lovely 2 Room 46th floor Southbank home
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