Tag Archives: Yarra River

Melbourne’s first sea port

Since tankers couldn’t navigate the Yarra River, this maritime village was intended to be Victoria’s port and capital. Due to a shortage of fresh water, Melbourne became the state capital while Williamstown remained an important port and ship building site. Continue reading Melbourne’s first sea port

Following in Aboriginal women’s footsteps

Skirting part of Port Phillip Bay was a walkway through West St Kilda where once Aboriginal women made their spring journey from the Yarra River (near today’s Queens Bridge) to Port Nepean. Continue reading Following in Aboriginal women’s footsteps

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are on the southern side of the Yarra River, before crossing into the heart of the city. In the distance, Melbourne’s highest buildings peek over the trees but the city is soon forgotten with paths weaving through giant trees. Continue reading Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens