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Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

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Get unique views of Melbourne from the Yarra River on this cruise. Take in vistas from both banks as you travel the river in both directions. You’ll hear in-depth commentary while you ride, getting a full picture of Melbourne's history and modern existence. Choose between outdoor or indoor seating depending on the day’s weather, and enjoy a pick-me-up with provided tea or coffee.
  • Comprehensive river cruise traveling both directions; you won't miss a thing
  • Refresh yourself with included tea or coffee
  • Listen to educational narration from a guide
  • Great introduction for first-time visitors or those short on time
What to Expect
Make your way to the departure point, camera in hand, for this comprehensive river cruise through Melbourne. Board the boat and find a comfortable seat from which to take in views of the city’s historic buildings, modern skyscrapers, and lush gardens. Seating options include both indoor and outdoor areas, with tea and coffee provided in the cabin. This tour cruises both up and down the Yarra River for views of both banks, a great way to check off all the sightseeing goals on your list in just a short time. Listen to live commentary about Melbourne's history, geography, and ecology, and its role as a modern cultural capital. You'll walk away with a great overview of the city, memorable photos, and an idea of how you'd like to spend the rest of your time in Melbourne.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Melbourne River Cruises, Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Commentary
  • Drinks (tea and coffee)
  • No food or drinks are sold on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note the travel date is only required as an indication within 3 months from booking confirmation date
  • Note: Passengers may bring a small amount of snacks and drinks on board
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Unfortunately the vessel is NOT wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the vessel on their own and if the wheelchair is collapsible. The staff are not permitted to assist handicapped persons due to insurance restrictions
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Not too much to see, 2-hour ride on a small cruise. Mostly see the city skyline, which helps me to get a general understanding of the city geography, I guess. I am, however, not sure why this was recommended to me from Tripadvisor.
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Beautiful sunny day on the Yarra. Great commentary, very enjoyable and a wonderful way to see a different side to Melbourne. We loved it.
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I was on both A+B rides on a Sunday afternoon. Perhaps its due to it being the weekend, the boat was absolutely packed. While everyone had a seat, there weren't enough cups, sugar and tea-bags for the promised refreshment. It was noisy all through the trip because children were
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The cruise itself is lovely on a pleasant day and the boat staff very pleasant but the planning and admin is woeful. We booked a 2 hour cruise of the river upstream and downstream of the centre of Melbourne. One cruise...So we thought. On arrival we were told the cruise was
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It was a rainy day, but cruising down the River in an enclosed boat, with hot tea & coffee on board was a great way to spend the morning. We did the two hour “up & down” cruise, which I recommend.
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