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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

Cruise the Yarra river and admire Melbourne's spectacular skyline on a two hour narrated city cruise. Your cruise includes both the down and up river routes, encompassing the scenic river gardens and Herring island with the contrasting port and former-industrial Docklands area; giving you an extensive appreciation of the entire Melbourne region.


  • Cruises downriver to the port and upriver away from the city
  • Opportunities to photograph Melbourne's skyline and port from the water
  • Onboard commentary with insights into Melbourne's history
  • Panoramic windows provide unparalleled views plus protection from wind or rain
  • Sun deck for outdoor river cruising

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What You Can Expect

Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

You'll get a new perspective on Melbourne from your Yarra River cruise. Accompanied by informative commentary that brings the past alive with historical details about Melbourne's original settlement by the port. Have your camera ready on your Yarra River cruise as you'll want to capture the city views and gardens you'll pass along the way.

Downriver highlights:

  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct
  • Crown Entertainment Complex
  • World Congress Center and Trade Center
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center
  • Docklands
  • West Gate Bridge
  • 19th-century sailing ship Polly Woodside
Upriver highlights:
  • Princes Bridge
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • The Governor's residence
  • Herring Island
  • National Tennis Center
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Olympic Park
  • Victorian Arts Center spire

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolutely a must do, and value for money for a 2 hour cruise. Great commentary as well. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Interesting and pleasant trip. Skipper's commentary was entertaining but we struggled to hear at times with the current sound system. All in all great value for money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great. Highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour -! Fantastic value

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United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

River cruise was great. Would reco.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Could Not find the Location for our Melbourne Cruise! Therefore we did not experience the Beautiful River and the scenery. Very disappointed, when we arrived to see the cruise on it's way!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Really enjoyed this cruise. The captain's commentary was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Good way to se the sights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our trip to Melbourne was amazing 1st time to Melbourne. The Hilton South Wharf beautiful and great staff will certainly re visit again. Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our ferry captain was great and very entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and loved the Melbourne lifestyle.

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