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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise. 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.

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3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2015

Tour was pleasant but not outstanding. Could have included a biscuit with tea or coffee.. Good for first time visitors to Melbourne but not for locals. We had a great day tough.

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2015

enjoyed the trip!


3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2015

This tour was amazing!

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2014

Pleasant and informative

3 star rating: Worth doing
December 2013

A nice relaxing way to spend a few hours the staff were fun and friendly

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2011

We had two visitors from overseas, the weather was perfect so it was a good way to see the Melbourne skyline and some surrounding areas.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
December 2013

Disappointing because of rowing regatta and large ship coming in

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
July 2010

A small vessel with plastic seats. The first few minutes of Melbourne are very nice but then the trip becomes much less scenic and interesting.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
June 2010

You hop on a small aging boat and sit down on plastic chairs. Once the boat takes off - our captain didn't talk or introduce himself for at least 20 minutes. We all sat in silence wondering if the rest of the 40 minutes would be the same. When finally the captain started to talk, it was in a mundane tone, somewhat interesting history of the Yarra. Oh, those tea coffee "refreshments on board" that they offer - it's a tiny table set up in the corner with a hot water kettle, instant coffee and some non-descript tea bags. I guess that's what you get for 25. That could be bettter spent, renting a bike and riding the bike path that runs along the Yarra, reading up on Yarra's history online. I should say that I had no trouble with Viator online booking system. Simple and efficient.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
March 2009

It was very nice sitting on the boat cruising up the river, but the sights you see on that route are not particularly interesting. The return trip had no comments at all. I also thought that it was an hour and half cruise, and we had not quite an hour. I think it could be made more interesting but not sure how - perhaps a different route if possible, like the other way around.

Frances T
New Zealand

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
December 2008

Slightly disappointed maybe would've been better to go in the opposite direction as there wasn't really much up the river to Herring Island. It was a nice relaxing boat ride though. The constant bitchy commentary from the tour guide/driver regarding the sculptures on the island were boring and churlish.

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Tour code: 3013SIGHTB


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