Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival - Race Day Cruising Package. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Whilst we couldn't actually see the track or horses from the river,we had a fantastic day. The crew on board were very friendly and fun people and the food was outstanding- fresh and abundant. The open bar from your first champagne at 9am right through to last drinks at 6pm was incredible value and the set up of tables and chairs with white cloths and big umberellas on the deck meant you didn't need to leave the boat and deck. Our only complaint was that we couldnt place a bet without going into the racecourse- which was another $70 a ticket. They should have a bookmaker or TAB access by the boats. Other wise a fantastic experience.
Had a cracking time. Plenty of liquids available, food very good, great spot when docked at the races easy access and the crew made sure everyone had a good time. Nearly missed the ride back though, as we were not advised of the leave time and made it back just as the launch was leaving. Suggest telling everyone what time it leaves. Other than that, top time.
A fantastic day out, a great way to arrive at the races, with a free bar and finger food supplied. However the price did not include entry to the race course itself.
CHRISTINA M W
It was the best choice for the day, but it was a pity that there were no TV or tapes on the trip up river. The food and drinks were first class, the staff was great and very helpful, but the facilities were a little poor. Also, the trip started late and finished early, but we would go back anyway.
The boat was over filled with people. There was not enough space and not enough seats. It would have been a much more enjoyable experience if there were less people on each boat. Also, by the end, there were some drunk people who weren't part of the cruise on the boat.
By doing the river cruise, we didn't have to worry about getting there, or getting home. The food was great, and we had a great time.