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Things to do at the Yarra River in Melbourne You may or may not know that the city of Melbourne has been built around and along the Yarra River. It extends up into the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong’s, and then has sprawled its way around the Port Phillip Bay. Then entire bay has been closed off with a small gap for ships to enter and exit the harbour. It also means that the ocean around the bay is usually quite flat, making it a great place to kite surf or take a boat out and relax on the waters. Maybe even do some fishing or have a few sundowners as you watch the sunset. The cold season usually starts around May each year and lasts right through until the sun starts to return back to the southern hemisphere around October and November. Regardless of when you decide to visit there, you are going to need a place to stay when you get there and the best thing to do is check into a hotel, something similar to grandhotelmelbourne.com.au, where you can get access to full service and rooms that will take your breath away. You can get a room that is nice and high up so you have a great view of the city or perhaps even the river itself. The urban structure of the city is largely centred on the Hoddle Grid of which the Southern edge runs along the Yarra itself. Since the city was first established back in the 1800’s it has since extended to the South bank and Docklands to become a part of the central business district. If you are in the mood for some sightseeing around the city itself, you can visit the parliament buildings the Melbourne town hall and royal exhibition building which are all of significant historical value. It is also the birthplace of Aussie rules football, an interesting version of rugby that is unique to Australia. Depending on the time of year, you might be able to catch the Australian Grand Prix and watch the world’s best drivers battle it out on the track. Then there’s the cricket; Australians are really big into their cricket and in fact, they are one of the top sides to beat in the world. Making any cricket matches a treat when you visit the Melbourne cricket ground. Whether you are a sports fan, a nature fan or perhaps even a total party animal, there is plenty to keep you entertained wherever you go, no matter time of the year it is, and you are guaranteed to enjoy yourself.
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