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Tour ID: 10028045

Take a cruise along the iconic Yarra River and see Melbourne from the water, relaxing in style with an expert guide pointing out the landmarks. Combining stunning views of the city skyline and the natural beauty of the river, the cruise takes in a wide sweep of the entertainment, leisure and business areas that make Melbourne one of the world’s best places in which to live.

• Watch the city skyline glide past as you sail the tranquil Yarra River
• See sporting complexes like the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open
• Marvel at the beauty of the Royal Botanic Gardens and colonial charm of Federation Square and the Governor’s residence
• Relax on board with complimentary tea and coffee
• Enjoy live commentary from an expert guide

Melbourne is consistently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Its unique combination of style and climate has seen it grow into an international venue for sport, business and culture, with a bustling city centre that still maintains its natural beauty.

The key natural feature of Melbourne is the Yarra River, which runs right through the city, forming its heart. The best way to see all of Melbourne in one go is from the water and the Melbourne Highlights Tour will show you the best of this city in style and comfort.

All aboard!

Starting from the Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct, the cruise churns up river toward the city under the stunning Westgate Bridge, a marvel of modern architecture.

We’ll cruise past Fishermen’s Bend and reach the famous Docklands entertainment district where you can see Swanson Dock, Bolte Bridge, Victoria Harbour and the Southern Star Observation Wheel.

Approaching the busy, bustling Central Business District, The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre can be seen, as well as the World Congress and Trade Centre. A big highlight is the 19th century sailing ship Polly Woodside, which offers a great photo opportunity, perfectly capturing Melbourne’s mix of old and new.

You can then sit back, relax and enjoy some stunning views of the vibrant Melbourne skyline and marvel at the Crown Entertainment Complex where the glitz and glamour of the city’s night life can be found.

Right in the heart of Melbourne now, we’ll cruise past the beautiful grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, admiring this verdant park that makes the city more than just a place to do business. We’ll also cruise past the colonial splendour of Federation Square, the iconic space that Melbourne is perhaps best known for.

Melbourne is a sport-mad city and no trip would be complete without seeing the city’s sporting heart. We’ll cruise past the Lexus Centre, the home of he Australian Open at Melbourne Park and the world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. They are all within touching distance on one side of the river and the botanic gardens on the other. Finally, we’ll cruise along to Herring Island and have a look at the historic Como House.

Melbourne is a big city with plenty to see and do – and a river cruise is the best way to truly connect and see all it has to offer.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Complimentary tea and coffee onboard with live commentary.

  • Duration:

    2 Hours

  • Departure:

    11:00 AM Daily
    12:10 PM Daily
    1:30 PM Daily

  • Departure points:

    Melbourne

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct, Lower Promenade Berth 5 (Across the river from Flinders Street Railway Station)

  • Fitness level required:

    Low

  • Child policies:

    Children aged between 4 and 14 years.
    Children under the age of 4 years are entitled to travel free of charge.

  • Additional Information:

    Cruises depart daily.
    Cruise path is subject to weather and tidal conditions.
    Limited/NO schedule on Public Holidays & Event Days

  • Destinations:

    Melbourne

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