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The Yarra River winds its way through Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) plus a number of suburbs. In the city, bars, restaurants, and parks thrive along its banks, bringing locals and tourists together. Numerous festivals and sporting events take place on the Yarra, including the famous Moomba Festival and rowing regattas.

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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

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Spend an evening on the Yarra River during this Melbourne dinner cruise. As you admire the twinkling city lights reflecting on the water, enjoy a 4-course gourmet meal inclusive of beverages. This fine dining experience includes beer, wine, and spirits, as well as coffee, tea, dessert, port, and a cheese plate. Cruise past attractions like Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens while soaking up the elegant and relaxing atmosphere of the boat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$115.75
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US$115.75
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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Get an enchanting new perspective on Melbourne aboard a hot air balloon flight over the city at sunrise. Soar over modern skyscrapers, urban parks, famous sporting arenas, and the Yarra River as early morning light bathes the skyline in a rosy glow. After your unforgettable flight, toast the new day with an optional champagne breakfast.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$395.16
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US$395.16
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Melbourne Sunset Kayaking Experience with Dinner

Melbourne Sunset Kayaking Experience with Dinner

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Experience Melbourne at sunset from the water on a 2.5-hour kayak tour on the Yarra River. Your guide takes you around Victoria Harbour and along Southbank where you pause to see the fire-ball display at Crown Casino. Enjoy an on-the-water dinner of fish and chips, then see downtown Melbourne before your tour ends next to Princess Bridge. Includes guide, use of equipment, light dinner, and kayak tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.03
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US$79.03

2-Hour Boat Rental in Melbourne

2-Hour Boat Rental in Melbourne

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Hire your own electric boat and cruise down the Yarra River to get a different view of Melbourne. Each boat can fit up to nine passengers, so grab your friends, family, and even your dog for a relaxing session on the river. Sail through the Docklands, past Flinders Street and the Crown, and much more over the course of your excursion.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$206.76
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US$206.76
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2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River

2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River

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Enjoy a private 2-hour cruise on the Yarra River with this self-drive boat rental in Melbourne. No license is required to drive this vessel, which has a fully enclosed cabin option if needed. Bring up to 10 friends and family members on board for a relaxing and scenic cruise. Create your own sightseeing tour by passing top attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Southbank, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Federation Square and the Docklands. You can even disembark at Herring Island Park to walk around its outdoor sculpture park.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$244.82
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US$244.82
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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

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Cruise from Melbourne to the historic seaport city of Williamstown while soaking up the sights along the Yarra River. Spend as much time as you like in Williamstown, where you can browse art galleries, explore local seafaring history or enjoy a coffee or meal at one of the many charming cafés. Customize your cruise options and travel one-way in either direction or take a round-trip cruise for a delightful day trip.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$19.16
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US$19.16

 Yarra River Half-Day Rafting Experience

Yarra River Half-Day Rafting Experience

We are a local company comprising a small team of dedicated and experienced staff. They have a passion for connecting people with this wild and precious earth and sharing the excitement of white water rafting. The staff are enthusiastic, friendly and extremely approachable. The staff are highly qualified white water specialists, are qualified in Wilderness First Aid and Swift water rescue. We cater for a variety of clients ranging from youth, adult, corporate and specialised groups. The staff have worked with both commercial and school groups for over 15 years and also work in Bush Adventure Therapy programs catering the program to the needs of the group.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.84
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US$75.84
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1.5-Hour Boat Rental in Melbourne

1.5-Hour Boat Rental in Melbourne

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Price is per boat, fits up to 9 people. You don't need to have a boat licence or be an old salty to skipper yourself and explore Melbourne's spectacular Yarra River in our easy-to-operate electric boats. Get your crew of up to 9 people and see Melbourne from amazing new perspective. • No boat licence required  • Up to 9 people • Bring your own snacks & drinks • Suitable for all ages • Dog friendly!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$174.83
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US$174.83
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Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

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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 takes you upriver and downriver for a scenic overview of attractions on both banks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$31.13
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US$31.13
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River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

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Take in a bounty of Melbourne’s highlights along the scenic Yarra River on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Spend a delightful hour aboard a riverboat as you glide under the Princes Bridge and past beautiful river gardens, Herring Island, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and other top cultural attractions.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$21.55
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US$21.55
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Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise

Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy a new perspective of Melbourne’s port and Docklands area as you cruise down the Yarra River toward Hobson’s Bay. Learn about Melbourne’s history as a 19th-century port town while watching the sights go by on this narrated tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$21.55
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US$21.55
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Rediscover Melbourne Tour

Rediscover Melbourne Tour

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Join our tour guides for a walk through Australia’s culture capital and learn what makes this city great and so much more. When you arrive, you'll explore Melbourne with a local who can share the history of the city as well as point out things to do after your walking tour is done. Depot Adventures tour guides want to show you the real Melbourne – the city we know and love. Your tour will stop for a coffee and conclude near the Old Melbourne Gaol, where you learn about Australia’s most infamous bush ranger. After your tour is finished, your guide will brings the group to a classic Australian pub where you can experience traditional Aussie food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.08
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Private Tour: Melbourne City Discovery

Private Tour: Melbourne City Discovery

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Explore vibrant, multi-cultural Melbourne with a private guide and an itinerary customised to suit your interests. Admire architectural landmarks like the Town Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and Parliament House; learn about the city’s fascinating colonial history; or stroll around the idyllic botanical gardens. Alternatively, visit beachside St Kilda, browse the shops of the Block Arcade or Chapel Street, or discover ‘Little Italy’ in the Carlton district. This 4-hour tour includes hotel pick-up and morning tea.
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  • 4 hours
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US$212.35
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US$212.35
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Luxury Private 90min Wine and Cheese Yarra River Cruise

Luxury Private 90min Wine and Cheese Yarra River Cruise

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Get the ultimate luxury boating experience on this 90-minute private cruise on the Yarra River. With a dedicated skipper to navigate and provide engaging commentary on the sights, you'll depart from the Docklands and sail past Melbourne's riverside attractions. Take great photos from your vantage point on the water, sip a bottle of wine, and dig in to the provided cheese plate featuring local products. This private tour for just you and your party ensures personalized attention and plenty of chance to ask questions.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$374.68
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Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour and Australian Sports Museum Access

Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour and Australian Sports Museum Access

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Explore the stadiums, sports history, and get a behind the scenes look at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during this half-day, guided walking tour made with sports fans in mind. Discover two decades of athletic history in the city that has been named sports capital of the world four times. Visit arenas, stadiums including the Olympic Park and get the inside scoop on popular events like the Australian Open.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.08
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US$55.08

Melbourne Sports Experience + Free MCG Tour

Melbourne Sports Experience + Free MCG Tour

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Starting from the heart of the city we walk along the Yarra River into Melbourne's world famous sporting precinct exploring over 150 years of sports history ranging from the Olympics, cricket, Australian football, rugby, tennis through to horseracing, F1, surfing and golf. We finish with a guided tour inside the MCG, visiting behind the scenes locations such as the players change rooms, the famous Long Room and the media centre.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$84.30
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US$84.30
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Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous

Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous

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Glimpse the decadent neighborhoods inhabited by Melbourne's celebrities and business elites on a half-day tour of the eastern suburbs. Discover the swanky Toorak neighborhood, stroll along an elegant section of the Yarra River, and have afternoon tea at the historic Como House and Gardens—a stately home built for one of the wealthiest pioneer families in Australia. Hear about past and present notables of Melbourne as your guide shows you sprawling mansions, elite schools, exclusive clubs, and upscale shopping districts during your tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.84
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US$75.84
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Private Melbourne City Sights - Afternoon Tour

Private Melbourne City Sights - Afternoon Tour

Get to the heart of Victoria’s cosmopolitan capital on a private sightseeing tour tailored to your interests. Spend the afternoon strolling the Royal Botanic Gardens, checking out famous sporting arenas like the MCG, or joining the beach scene in St. Kilda. Whether it's food, shopping, street art, or history you’re after, a dedicated guide will give you the inside scoop on the city, all with the comfort of private transportation.
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  • 4 hours
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US$334.49
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US$334.49
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Melbourne One Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

Melbourne One Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

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Kickstart your time in Melbourne with a personalized sightseeing experience that allows you to customize your itinerary according to your interests. Rather than following a set schedule, you’ll work alongside your guide to create an itinerary that features only the sights that interest you. Plus, your guide provides tailored recommendations to last your entire trip.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$182.06
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US$182.06
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Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour

Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour

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Whether your passion is for cricket, rugby, AFL, golf, athletics, tennis, or another sport, sports-mad Melbourne has something for you. On this sports-themed tour of the city you’ll learn about the various sports that are played in Melbourne, and the stadiums and arenas in which they’re played. Hear stories about memorable sports personalities, and anecdotes from Melbourne’s sporting past and present.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.10
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US$47.10

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Melbourne Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Melbourne Private Tour

This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Melbourne from a unique perspective! Get to know Melbourne on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Melbourne at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Chinatown, Block Arcade, National Gallery of Victoria and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included. Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$73.02
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US$73.02
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Great Ocean Road Highlights Tour - 2 Days, 1 Night

Great Ocean Road Highlights Tour - 2 Days, 1 Night

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Join us on an exclusively private 'Highlights Tour' to explore the beautiful Great Ocean Road (and optional city tour) and all that it has to offer, in your own personal vehicle together with an experienced driver / tour guide. We are experts on The Great Ocean Road, focussing on ONLY this area. We visit all the main hot spots such as the world famous 12 Apostles, plus other must-see attractions including Maits Rest and Great Otway National Park. Stay overnight in the beautiful coastal township of Apollo Bay before a visit to the Twelve Apostles. Tour departs Melbourne 10:00am. Returns back to Melbourne on the following day at 4pm. All our vehicles are comfy air conditioned, with privacy shades, UV tinted glass, USB charging port. Plus free wifi & bottled water. *We also offer an upgrade with an Optional 2 hour walking tour of Melbourne CBD
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$565.48
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US$565.48
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Melbourne Sports Walking Tour

Melbourne Sports Walking Tour

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Immerser yourself in nearly 200-years of sports and sports history during this guided, small-group walking tour designed for those who love all things athletic. See the National Tennis Center where the Australian Open is played and make a stop at important stadiums and arenas as well as the Olympic Park, AAMI Park and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$14.37
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Private Tour of Melbourne

Private Tour of Melbourne

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Looking for an exclusive experience for your family, office, or club? Rent a professional guide for 3 hours to start and finish at the place & time of your choosing. At the start of the tour, your guide will work with you to set the itinerary. Want us to focus on street art? Laneways? Sport? Want to try dumplings in Chinatown? Coffee at an iconic cafe? Cocktails on a rooftop? No worries! Just let us know when you book and we’d be happy to accommodate. Not sure what to do? We'll take you on Melbourne's highlights, spending 3 hours covering the best our city has to offer - street art, historic arcades, iconic laneways, Chinatown, and Melbourne's oldest jail. When you make your booking please include any special requests, as well as where you would like the tour to start from (pickup available from any city location — we'll use public transport to navigate through the city).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$398.36
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Yarra River can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 31 Yarra River tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Yarra River 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Yarra River costs USD 14.37. Guided Yarra River tours start around USD 14.37 per person. See all 31 Yarra River tickets and tours on Viator.
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