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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

Cruise up Melbourne's famous Yarra River and enjoy the sights of Melbourne's scenic gardens, parklands and famous sporting arenas. This one-hour sightseeing cruise is a wonderful chance to view the scenic river gardens and Herring Island.


  • Cruise past Melbourne's scenic gardens and parklands on this one-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Onboard commentary
  • Plenty of photo opportunities

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What You Can Expect

River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

Melbourne Scenic River Garden Sightseeing Cruise (Up River)

Cruise Highlights include:

  • Princes Bridge
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens
  • The Governor's residence
  • The Lexus Centre - Home of Collingwood (Aussie Rules Team)
  • Herring Island
  • National Tennis Center
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Olympic Park
  • Victorian Arts Center
  • Stunning city views

Onboard Facilities:

  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Informative commentary
  • Large panoramic windows
  • Alfresco sun decks
  • Comfortable onboard amenities (restrooms)
  • PLEASE NOTE: There are no tables onboard for dining

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

did not do this cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

great trip, plenty to see, good commentary as to what we were seeing. Staff very helpful and highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Good trip with some great views, and friendly, humourous captain giving a good commentary. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

My family and I found this tour very educational. While first we sat upstairs we later moved to the lower deck where we were able to hear and see all points of interest along the river.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

We had great fun 2 adults/1 child 8 yrs...Captain very funny and staff obliging and polite. really fun trip! Thanks...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

It is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Late in the morning on a glorious Melbourne day, my husband and I did the port and Docklands then the Scenic River Gardens trips. We both had an awesome trip enjoying not only the scenery but the friendliness and knowledge of both the crew on the boat. We are coming back with family later in the year and yes, you've guessed it, one of the first things we will be doing is taking them on your cruise. A trip up the Yarra with you is an absolute must for any visitor to Melbourne.

Nilesh S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Beautiful scenic ride.

Annette F
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2008

This was a gift for my parents. They are still overseas visiting Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. They have rung me to say it was fantastic.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2013

Enjoyable short tour with interesting commentary from knowledgable guide.

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Tour code: 3013SIGHTB


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