Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

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Highlights of Melbourne Cruise
from USD $28.93
Cruise the Yarra River and admire Melbourne's spectacular skyline on a two hour narrated city cruise. Your cruise includes both the down and up river routes, encompassing the scenic river gardens and Herring island with the contrasting port and former-industrial Docklands area; giving you an extensive appreciation of the entire Melbourne region.
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In Brief

Southbank, Australia
2 hours


Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Melbourne River Cruises, Southbank Promenade Berth 2 Southbank Bvd Southbank Promenade at Berth 2, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Embark your cruise from lively Southbank

Pass By: Yarra River, Southbank Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Cruise along Melbourne's iconic river and learn of the history and culture of one of the world's most livable cities.

Pass By: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Brunton Ave Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002 Australia

MCG part of the Melbourne sports precinct that also includes AAMI Park, Olympic Park, Tennis Centre, Rod Laver Arena

Pass By: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens

Pass By: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3006 Australia

Cruise past the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and nearby Crown Entertainment Complex

Pass By: Docklands, Harbour Esplanade, Melbourne, Victoria 3008 Australia

See stunning views of the city before travelling to the Docklands and Docklands Stadium


  • Commentary
  • Drinks (tea and coffee)


  • No food or drinks are sold on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

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

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 78 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was a very enjoyable cruise and Captain Chris was great, he was good fun and explained everything to us very well when we had a question, I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
• Submitted 31 Jan 2020
I had an excellent time on the Highlights of Melbourne Cruise. Cruising up the Yarra River and back and seeing the Southbank and parts of Melbourne was sooooooo fun and a great way to see the beautiful city. This I do recommend or anyone wanting to see the city and relaxing along the way also!
• Submitted 07 Dec 2017
The tour was interesting and we saw some great sites. However, as the bus doesn't have ear phones you will need to sit inside if you want to hear the commentary.
• Submitted 16 Jun 2017
Great tour.. love the commentry.. would reccomend to do both A and B..
• Submitted 20 Mar 2017
Good trip, lots of views and 4 seasons in one afternoon. If cloudy, take sun cream any way as you will need it. Great trip, great team of people.
• Submitted 26 Jan 2017
The river tour up and down the Yarra River, gives a really different view of Melbourne and was so relaxing!!!!!!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2016
Don't be disappointed by the first hour when the cruise goes along east and comes back. The next hour will be much more exciting!
• Submitted 14 Sep 2016
• Submitted 06 Jun 2016
Celebration of Moomba closed part of tour shipboard booking was canceled but the Viator tour operator substituted a great two-hour cruise tour to Williamstown at no extra cost. Very pleasant surprise.
• Submitted 12 Apr 2016
Being our first time in melbourne, we were very impressed with the highlights of melbourne river cruise, our skipper was Peter, and he was excellent, a very friendly knowledgeable guy, with a good sense of humour, we really enjoyed this trip. Highly recommend
• Submitted 30 Mar 2016
Great trip , good host who was very informative. Only sad that then weather was so board we couldn't do the second part of the tour
• Submitted 29 Mar 2016
An excellent river cruise which we can recommend.
• Submitted 17 Mar 2016
A lovely, relaxing way of seeing a very interesting and different part of Melbourne. The commentary was good and the 4 of us really enjoyed the trip. Dianne
• Submitted 08 Dec 2015
Absolutely a must do, and value for money for a 2 hour cruise. Great commentary as well. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 09 Nov 2015
Interesting and pleasant trip. Skipper's commentary was entertaining but we struggled to hear at times with the current sound system. All in all great value for money
• Submitted 07 Jul 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour -! Fantastic value
• Submitted 24 May 2015
The tour was great. Highly recommend it.
• Submitted 05 Jun 2015
River cruise was great. Would reco.
• Submitted 24 Apr 2015
Could Not find the Location for our Melbourne Cruise! Therefore we did not experience the Beautiful River and the scenery. Very disappointed, when we arrived to see the cruise on it's way!
• Submitted 03 Apr 2015
Really enjoyed this cruise. The captain's commentary was excellent.
• Submitted 03 Apr 2015
Good way to se the sights
• Submitted 28 Jan 2015
Our trip to Melbourne was amazing 1st time to Melbourne. The Hilton South Wharf beautiful and great staff will certainly re visit again. Thank you
• Submitted 03 Dec 2014
Our ferry captain was great and very entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and loved the Melbourne lifestyle.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2014
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 28 Aug 2014

In Brief

Southbank, Australia
2 hours


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