The South Wharf promenade itself has many interesting attractions located on the Yarra’s northern bank, bordered by Spencer, Flinders, and King streets, Batman Park name-checks one of Melbourne’s founding fathers John Batman.
Planted with eucalyptus, the park was established in 1982 on the site of a disused freight train rail yard.
The view from the Spencer Street Bridge is a particularly nice place for a walk and to take in the Melbourne city skyline and extends all the way to the South Bank business, commercial, and art precinct to St Kilda road.
The Crown Casino is one of Melbourne’s modern landmarks and is well located on the South Bank of the Yarra River.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is the name given to two adjacent buildings next to Yarra River in South Wharf. It has hosted everything from meetings, conventions, and exhibitions to concerts, tradeshows, and gala dinners. This building was also known as “Jeff’s Shed” after a former premier of Victoria.
The walk along the South Wharf promenade takes a gentle twenty minutes affording great views of the modern architecture of the CBD interspersed with occasional older traditional buildings and bridges.
South Wharf promenade is a nice place for a quiet walk during the day and for a short walk go to DFO South Wharf. There are tons of restaurants and bar scenes along the river that have great views while dining and are ideally placed to capture the sunset.
The DFO South Wharf is a large complex with a variety of different discount stores. The floors are divided into different shopping items. The top floor is homewares, the middle floor is sportswear, and sporting goods and the basement is clothing and etc.
It opens at 10.00 am and closed at 6.00 pm each day except Friday when it open until 9.00 pm
20 Convention Centre PI, South Wharf VIC 3006, Australia
Southern Cross Station and walk towards the Yarra River across the new pedestrian bridge and continue down Orrs Walk between the MCEC and the Hilton Hotel to arrive at DFO South Wharf.
- Tram numbers 96 and 112 stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Follow the walkway around the MCEC and continue down Orrs Walk between the MCEC and the Hilton Hotel to arrive at DFO South Wharf.
- Tram number 70 stops at the end of Flinders Street. Walk towards the Yarra River across the new pedestrian bridge and continue down Orrs Walk between the MCEC and the Hilton Hotel to arrive at DFO South Wharf.
- Tram number 109 stops at the end of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Walk 150m along Normanby Road towards Montague Street. Cross Normanby Road at the traffic lights leading into the South Wharf Car Park. Follow the pedestrian path to the DFO entrance to arrive at DFO South Wharf.