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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Melbourne aboard a dinner cruise on the Yarra River. Your cruise features fantastic food, marvelous views of Melbourne's New Year's Eve fireworks spectacular and a live DJ to keep you dancing throughout the night. Enjoy an exquisite sit-down 3-course dinner or a seated gourmet buffet dinner accompanied by premium wines, beers and premium label spirits. As fireworks brighten the Melbourne skyline, ring in 2015 from your boat's spacious deck for a perfect start to the new year.

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  • 4.5-hour New Year's Eve dinner cruise on the Yarra River, from Melbourne
  • Snack on appetizers and a glass of bubbly or another favorite beverage after boarding the boat
  • Enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared fresh on board and served in a relaxed and intimate setting
  • Get amazing views of Melbourne’s midnight fireworks displays
  • Dance to great tunes played by the resident DJ
  • Includes premium red, white and sparkling wine, local and imported beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

What You Can Expect

Melbourne New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise

Melbourne New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise

Make your way to Southgate to board your boat and get started on a festive New Year's Eve celebration. As your boat sets sail on the Yarra River, nibble on appetizers and raise a toast to the end of 2014 with a glass of your favorite beverage.

After seeing Melbourne’s waterfront as it gears up for the new year, head inside to sit down at a table for 10 (meet new friends at a shared table if your party is less than 10 people). Enjoy a sit-down gourmet buffet dinner, choosing from a selection of seafood and cold meat platters, crisp summer salads, delicious miniature cakes and fresh fruit or savor the three courses that you selected for the sit-down 3-course dinner (see sample menus under Itinerary). Have your choice of unlimited premium wines, local and imported beers, a range of spirits, soft drinks and juices to accompany the evening.

Once you have finished your meal, dance the night away as your DJ spins golden oldies, popular tunes and contemporary music. Around midnight, head out to the deck for the countdown to the new year and to take in excellent views of Melbourne’s spectacular fireworks displays. Your captain makes sure that the boat stakes a prime position on the Yarra River for the fireworks.

At the end of your 4.5-hour cruise, your boat returns you to shore with fantastic memories to kick off the new year.


Buffet Dinner Sample Menu:
  • Appetizers upon arrival
  • Gourmet buffet with seafood, cold meat platters and fresh salads
  • Mini cakes and fruit platters
3-Course Dinner Sample Menu:

First course (choose one):

  • Prawn & scallop cocktail with mango avocado salsa and fish roe, finished with cocktail sauce
  • Chargrilled lamb fillet on Greek salad with roasted capsicum mayonnaise and crispy fried potato
  • Roasted mixed mushrooms and rocket salad on a parmesan cheese polenta cake, with balsamic reduction
Main course (choose one):
  • Chargrilled tandoori chicken breast on couscous with cucumber mint yoghurt
  • Pan-friend Atlantic salmon on a bed of mash potato with ribbons of vegetables and saffron cream sauce
  • Chargrilled eye fillet, potato gratin with buttered asparagus and port wine jus
  • Grilled pork rib eye and roasted vegetables with vincotta and truffle oil
  • Pumpkin, spinach and ricotta ravioli, with creamy mushroom Napoli sauce finished with parmesan
Dessert and cheese platter:
  • Selection of mini desserts
  • Australian cheeses, quince paste, grapes, dried fruit and nuts, served with crackers
  • Tea, coffee and chocolates served with your choice of port or liqueur
Please note: For the 3-course dinner option, your main course must be pre-selected at time of booking. Catering provided for vegetarian and special dietary requirements.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Great food. Great service. Great music. Great cruise.Hope to do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

What a perfect way to spend NYE! Food was good, staff was nice, drinks kept coming, and music was fun to dance to.

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