Melbourne River Gardens 1 hour Sightseeing Cruise

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Highlights & inclusions

1 hour Sightseeing Cruise
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Federation Square
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Park
Departs from central Melbourne

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Thu, May 23, 2024

What you can expect

Take in some of Melbourne's beautiful sights with a cruise along the iconic Yarra River. Cruising for a total of 1-hour, you'll be able to take in views of Federation Square, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Olympic Park and Herring Island to name a few.

With live commentary throughout the journey from the onboard crew, you'll learn about the region as you explore it. Food and drinks are available to purchase on board, however, you are allowed to bring your own light snacks and refreshments.

Departure times vary from day to day and are subject to tides, so be sure to check directly with the operator, Melbourne River Cruises, on the day of your cruise for specific times.


What you need to know

  • 1 hour Melbourne Sightseeing River Cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Beverages & Snacks available to purchase
  • Hotel transfers
  • Federation Square
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Governor’s residence
  • Lexus Centre
  • Melbourne Olympic Park
  • Melbourne Park (Home of the Australian Open)
  • Herring Island
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • IMPORTANT: The cruise timetable changes daily & is subject to tidal & weather conditions.
  • CRUISE B departs 11:00AM & 1:30PM daily,
  • CRUISE B departs 4:00PM from 23 December 2019 - 21 April 2020
  • All other times can be confirmed on the day of travel by calling the Tour Operator.
  • Departing from Southbank Promenade, BERTH 2
Departure Location
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What To Bring
  • Camera
  • Light snacks and drinks
Additional Information
  • Please note Child/Infant tickets can only be booked with an Adult ticket
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of cruise
  • We recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to boarding. There is limited or no departures on public holidays and event days
  • For your information: Completed Tour Operator Information, including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • IMPORTANT: The Departure Times can be confirmed on the day of travel by calling the Tour Operator
  • Vessel subject to change without notice

Recent reviews

32 reviews

I can not fault the cruise company at at all

I can not fault the cruise company at at all, the tour guide was very knowledgable about Melbourne but honestly it's a very boring river, there is nothing even worth getting your camera out for. No pretty gardens or anything.

Rachel Mugg over 6 years ago

Taking this tour was a good opportunity to visit the Southbank

Taking this tour was a good opportunity to visit the Southbank. The tour itself was fine - got a few bits of trivia and history from the captain as we toured, though he lacked enthusiasm about the sites which had a negative effected on my view of the tour overall. I liked being able to see what was along the Yarra and spotted a few places to visit after getting off the boat. An hour went by fast.

Jay almost 8 years ago

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