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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.


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

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What You Can Expect

River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

Melbourne Scenic River Garden Sightseeing Cruise (Up River)

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

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

did not do this cruise

Alan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

great trip, plenty to see, good commentary as to what we were seeing. Staff very helpful and highly recommended.

Caroline H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Good trip with some great views, and friendly, humourous captain giving a good commentary. Highly recommend.

Sandra M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

My family and I found this tour very educational. While first we sat upstairs we later moved to the lower deck where we were able to hear and see all points of interest along the river.

Mark B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

We had great fun 2 adults/1 child 8 yrs...Captain very funny and staff obliging and polite. really fun trip! Thanks...


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

It is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Late in the morning on a glorious Melbourne day, my husband and I did the port and Docklands then the Scenic River Gardens trips. We both had an awesome trip enjoying not only the scenery but the friendliness and knowledge of both the crew on the boat. We are coming back with family later in the year and yes, you've guessed it, one of the first things we will be doing is taking them on your cruise. A trip up the Yarra with you is an absolute must for any visitor to Melbourne.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Beautiful scenic ride.

Annette F United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2008

This was a gift for my parents. They are still overseas visiting Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. They have rung me to say it was fantastic.

Donna W

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

They changed the route for our tour due to a big celebration going on that day, but was still very nice!

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