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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 1-hour, narrated tour.

Highlights

  • Opportunities to photograph Melbourne's skyline and port from the water
  • Onboard commentary
  • Panoramic windows provide unparalleled views plus protection from wind or rain
  • Sun deck for outdoor river cruising

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What You Can Expect

Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise

Port and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise Melbourne (Down River)

The history of Melbourne centers on its strategic location where the Yarra River empties into Port Phillip Bay. Learn about Melbourne’s early settlement and its evolution from a 19th-century boomtown to the largest port in the Southern Hemisphere on this leisurely, 1-hour river cruise.

Relax as you cruise downriver past ultramodern skyscrapers and the active Docklands area, taking in the sights from an outside sundeck or through panoramic windows inside the cabin.

Cruise Highlights:
  • Westgate Bridge
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct
  • Crown Entertainment Complex
  • 19th-century sailing ship Polly Woodside
  • Shipping channels and dock area
  • World Congress Center and Trade Center
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center

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Customer Reviews

Malcolm T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The trip was great! Lots of informative and funny commentary. We even got an upgrade to the Williamstown tour because we were very early for the Port trip.

Paul F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The sightseeing cruise was a great way to see this part of Melbourne. We really enjoyed it and for the price this was a great value. Going through the port towards the docklands was fantastic seeing the HUGE barges and cruise ships.

lynda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very enjoyable relaxing day.

Rowena O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

views were spectacular, narrator was excellent. would definitely recommend to a traveller

john v

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

It was a very pleasant and restful activity. Unfortunately we booked and paid twice for the trip we went on so are hoping to be reimbursed the second payment.

Adel A

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Joined family and friends on the cruise along the yarra, the experience was delightful and the kids really enjoyed themselves, the staff were very friendly and entertaining. The complimentary tea and coffee was and add extra, overall very pleased with the cruise experience, will definitely do it again.

Timothy W

4 star rating: Recommended February 2011

The trip was very enjoyable and informative.

Anonymous

4 star rating: Recommended February 2010

I really enjoyed the cruise!

Malie N Australia

4 star rating: Recommended February 2009

It was a really nice way to spend the morning. The staff were really helpful and friendly.

Debra D Australia

4 star rating: Recommended February 2009

This trip was great. You get a totally different view from the water than you do from the roads and bridges. The captain was very informative, he knew the local history well and his commentary created a pleasant atmosphere. Great value for money.

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