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Birrarung Marr, on the Yarra River’s north bank next to Federation Square, is Melbourne’s newest major park. Opened in 2002, it hosts events and festivals.
‘Birrarung’ is the traditional name of the Yarra River; and ‘marr’ refers to the mist that sometimes settles over the Birrarung. Loosely the words are often translated to ‘river of mists’.
From Princes Bridge, the park incorporates three terraces of contrasting grass and sand. The Lower Terrace follows the curve of the Yarra River and retains sections of the original avenue of elm trees. The Middle Terrace hosts temporary facilities linked to events held at the MCG or Melbourne Park, while the Upper Terrace has views of the Arts Centre Melbourne’s spire and St Paul’s Cathedral.
It can be the perfect location for a wedding ceremony, contact the City of Melbourne directly for more information.