I usually go for a walk by the Yarra and can’t recommend this enough. The river walk is always bustling with joggers, romantic couples and cute doggies with their owners! While walking around you can see the various kayak teams practicing and their team spirit is commendable. The walk also provides for excellent photo opportunities. It is simply breathtaking during sunrise (I know you can’t get up so early but it’s worth a visit with your expensive DSLR!) and sunset. I have attached two pictures of the sunset shots. Both sides of the river have BBQ areas so it’s one of the best spots for BBQ in the city in my opinion. Just need to be careful of a windy or rainy day. Overall I highly recommend this if you are in Melbourne!