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clock-o2 hours (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English


Discover Melbourne’s history and highlights on this guided Yarra River cruise. Float past the city’s towering skyscrapers and lovely urban gardens while learning about the transformation of this vibrant city from 19th-century port town to a modern cultural capital. Your sightseeing cruise will take you upriver and downriver for a scenic overview of attractions on both banks.
  • 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
Take in Melbourne’s highlights from a unique vantage point on the scenic Yarra River. Learn about the history of this modern metropolis on a 2-hour narrated tour as you glide past beautiful gardens, historic buildings, and ultramodern skyscrapers.
Enjoy the sights from your boat’s sundeck or through panoramic windows from the inside cabin, where you can enjoy complimentary coffee or tea. At the end of the round-trip journey, you’ll have a wonderful overview of Melbourne’s history and layout to help you plan the rest of your time in Victoria’s welcoming capital.
Downriver Highlights:
• Docklands
• Crown Entertainment Complex
• West Gate Bridge
• 19th-century sailing ship Polly Woodside
• World Congress Center and Trade Center
• Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct
• Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center
Upriver Highlights:
• Princes Bridge
• Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
• The Governor's residence
• Olympic Park
• Herring Island
• Royal Botanic Gardens
• Victorian Arts Center spire
• National Tennis Center


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Sep 2018

I don’t recommend this. Very slow and don’t see that much. We ended up leaving halfway through as it stopped where we started and said the next leg wasn’t for 30 minutes. We chose to not finish as it was so slow we could see more on our own.

, Jul 2018

This package included both cruise A and B. Unfortunately, the tide was high and only cruise B was possible. The lady (Chinese) at the ticketing centre only commented she did not know what she could do for me!! Due to construstion, the boarding place changed from Berth 5 to another wharf and thus need additional waiting time

, Jul 2018

Not bad really but it seems like the ferry takes the same route with far less cost. Guide had some good insights but hard to hear at times.

, Apr 2018

A very nice, gentle tour. Melbourne does not have the overpowering BIG tourist sites to see, like Sydney - but we enjoyed this gentle trip listening to some of the history. All ran very well.

, Mar 2018

Were unable to take the tour booked as the river was closed so a trip in the opposite direction was substituted. It was an hour through mostly industrial areas ending at Williamstown, right across the port from our ship. It was a cute little town but basically nothing there. So, lunch and another hour back to Melbourne. Missed seeing Melbourne which we heard was very nice. Would definitely recommend waiting until you get to Melbourne to book as there are lots of river cruises to choose from.

, Feb 2018

This was good value for money, and gave a different perspective off the city.

, Jan 2018

Nice cruise but too much going from one boat to another.

, Dec 2017

I had an excellent time on the Highlights of Melbourne Cruise. Cruising up the Yarra River and back and seeing the Southbank and parts of Melbourne was sooooooo fun and a great way to see the beautiful city. This I do recommend or anyone wanting to see the city and relaxing along the way also!

, Aug 2017

Chose a nice day for this tour! Directions weren't great, found it hard to find but the tour itself was good!

, Jun 2017

The tour was interesting and we saw some great sites. However, as the bus doesn't have ear phones you will need to sit inside if you want to hear the commentary.

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