With the Yarra river running through the city and Port Phillip Bay's safe and sandy beaches, there are plenty of opportunities for contemplation or adrenaline-fuelled fun in, on and by the water.
See Melbourne from a different angle by getting out on the water, sail the sparkling waters of Port Phillip Bay or cruise down the Yarra River.
Take a dip and cool off at one of the many beaches in Melbourne in the warmer months or swim in a local public pool all year round.
Get some exercise and unwind at the same time. Hit the rivers or head out onto the bay and explore Melbourne's waterways on a kayaking expedition.