Take the steps past the Arts Centre down to Southbank and its bustling cafes and bars. Wander along the Promenade along with other walkers, cyclists and joggers. It's the perfect vantage point to take in Melbourne's city skyline.
Just a few hundred metres and your arrive at the Southbank pedestrian bridge with its distinctive curved architecture that will take you back to the city side. Stop mid-way for a drink or a coffee at the unique Ponyfish 'island' bar under the bridge and in the middle of the Yarra. It's a perfect spot to take in the evening dusk and admire the flotilla of boats, cruises and rowers maximizing use of this great natural feature.
A short stroll east back towards and under Princess Street Bridge brings you to the arches alongside Federation Wharf with the Riverland Bar and its abundant range of beers, wine and refreshments to enjoy at any time of the day. It's a great place to end the day people and river watching.