|Some of the unique architecture in Melbourne on the banks of the Yarra river|
Anyway, from the Aquarium on the North Bank of the Yarra, I followed the crazy busy river path towards Flinders Street Station and Federation Square, where the majority of tourists and students (for the free public wifi!!) congregate, day and night.
Unfortunately in Melbourne there is just one pathway for both pedestrians and cyclists and bizarrely some of platform exits feed out onto the walkway, creating a lot of congestion.
Each day I followed this route, there seemed to be a different sport being practiced in the park, from football, to Aussie Rules and what looked like both Rugby League and Union.
|The iconic entrance to Luna Park in St Kilda|
In total the route is 12.1km and very much flat. There's a mixture of gravel, sand and concrete paths, as well as grass in the park so there is a range of terrains.
As a huge sports fan, the views of the city and the various sporting venues make this a great route for anyone spending time in Melbourne.
Just watch out for the cyclists, these Aussies don't stop for nobody, especially a Pom!
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