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River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

Southbank, Australia
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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • No food or drinks are sold on board

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Melbourne River Cruises, Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

    Berth No 2, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct Landing.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Cruise up the Yarra River that winds through downtown Melbourne on this 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Take in the sights of lovely riverbank gardens and Herring Island from an outside sun deck or through panoramic windows from the inside cabin. Guided commentary will point out passing attractions and provide interesting tidbits of Melbourne’s history. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea as you sit back, relax and watch the city go by.

Cruise Highlights Include:
• Herring Island
• Princes Bridge
• The Governor's residence
• Victorian Arts Center
• Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
• Olympic Park
• The Royal Botanic Gardens
• National Tennis Center

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • Cruise duration times and direction are approximate and subject to change, often due to tides and river traffic.
  • The boat is completely enclosed and windowed so that passengers won't be subject to the elements.
  • Restroom available on board
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Melbourne River Cruises

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

about cancellations

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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54 reviews
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No go
Sylvio_P, May 2022
Leaking windows, the captain is too lazy yo open his mouth while talking, you can feel he doesn't want to be there as well.
A lot of fun
Rismanthy_A, May 2022
This is the first experience for me and my son he looked so excited and we had a lot of fun, will book for another journey from you viator :)
Not worth it!!
Had high expectations but it's was not worth it. The commentary was fun. Only the staffs who were inside the boat seemed friendly.
Great and the best budget choice.
Lvia_F, Apr 2022
It is an amazing trip, with beautiful views. Just the boat that doesn´t have much infrastructure. It is very simple, a normal ferry. But still very nice and beautiful trip!
The cruise is nice, we...
DivpreetSingh, Apr 2022
The cruise is nice, we had issues with the boat which meant we had to wait in the rain for 15-20 minutes.
Great views
shalveen_k, Mar 2022
The views along the Yarra was amazing 😻 will definitely do it again when we return to Melbourne soon
In these times of doom and gloom it was refreshing
Salome_D, Apr 2021
The cruise pilot and the lady at the kiosk (ticket counter) had a great sense of humour. Very informative and pleasant to listen to. Service with a smile
Response from Host, May 2021
Hi, Thank you for your review! Glad you were able to enjoy the cruise. We're glad we were able to provide you with an enjoyable service! Come visit us again soon!
Just ok.
Tania_M, Mar 2021
As locals we thought this would be fun. Not only was the time of our cruise changed with no notification but our route too. Lovely views of the industrial areas along the river. Advertised as a garden river tour. No tea or coffee.
Crew captain was amazing...
Doreen_V, Mar 2021
Crew captain was amazing thank u for ur service please keep up the great work my son an I enjoyed the cruise gonna do it again
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Hello Doreen! Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your sightseeing cruise, and we will make sure to pass your positive comments to our crew captain! Visit us again soon with your son!
Sally_T, Jun 2020
On our trip we went down river towards the port. It was lots of fun. My 5 year old grandson loved it! The driver of the boat gave an interesting overview of the history of the area. One hour was a good amount of time to spend.


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