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Highlights of Melbourne Cruise provided by Melbourne River Cruises

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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. 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.
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You'll start at
Melbourne River Cruises
Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, AustraliaBerth No 2, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct Landing
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  • Pass by Melbourne River Cruises
    Pass by Yarra River
    Pass by Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
    Pass by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
    Pass by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
    Pass by Docklands
You'll end at
Melbourne River Cruises
Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, AustraliaBerth No 2, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct Landing
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Highlights
  • 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. 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
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Commentary
  • Drinks (tea and coffee)
  • Yarra River Cruise
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Renee M wrote a review Jul. 2020
21 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a wonderful time on board and the trip up and down the Yarra River was one I'll remember forever. Staff on board very friendly and commentary was great.
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HatishMayer wrote a review Mar. 2020
Malaysia12 contributions1 helpful vote
It's Australia ... you can't go wrong! That's the short & long of it. My favourite country without any doubt. Need I say more? Don't think so, it's just the Best.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Highlights of Melbourne Cruise
Responded 12 Mar. 2020
Hi there, thanks for your feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed our cruise. We would love to see you come back!
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1936Chevy wrote a review Mar. 2020
Kiama Municipality, Australia18 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent informative cruise. Sam the captain was informative with an interesting twist on all his facts. Absolutely worth the trip.
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Highlights of Melbourne Cruise
Responded 12 Mar. 2020
Hi Chevy, thanks for your feedback. We all agree Sam is a funny guy! We are pleased that you enjoyed the trip. We would love to have you on board again!
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jgzjgul wrote a review Feb. 2020
Maitland, Australia7 contributions3 helpful votes
Peter and John do a good job but if I was doing it again I wouldn't bother with the second section that goes to the dock areas
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Highlights of Melbourne Cruise
Responded 12 Mar. 2020
Hi there, thank you for travelling with Melbourne River Cruises. We look forward to boarding with you on one of our cruises to the dock area. Thanks for your review!
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Wag864 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Lanark, United Kingdom36 contributions7 helpful votes
Took the Yarra River cruise - upstream and downstream. Comfortable enough boat (plastic seats), plenty viewing windows, and commentary all along the routes. Pretty uninspiring sights. But that’s nothing to do with the cruise company - just that Melbourne is a newish city -
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Highlights of Melbourne Cruise
Responded 12 Mar. 2020
Dear Sir or Madam, we really appreciate you spending your precious time sharing your experience with us. Don't forget we have a wide range of services with cruises such as dining cruises, party cruises, etc which may entertain you. You can go check them out on our website at www.melbcruises.com.au. Again thank you for your feedback! We love to see you on board again.
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Melbourne River Cruises
Gwendoline B
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Perfect Venue for Saturday Night Dinner
Had a wonderful dinner cruise from Berth 1, Southbank BVD. Staff were, professional and warm at the same time prov
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619jeffry
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Take a trip down the Yarra
It's worthwhile taking a cruise down the Yarra and across Port Phillip Bay to Williamstown. Williamstown was once V
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619jeffry
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Across the Bay to Williamstown
Williamstown was once Victoria's principle port but now it's a bayside suburb. . The cruise down the Yarra River an
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Wayne_L_Burgess
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Anniversary Dinner
We spent an evening on the Spirit of Melbourne to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we had a loverly relaxing e
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920bee
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Great Day.
We were on the ferry from Southgate to Williamstown early March departed 2.00pm. We just wanted to pass on our than
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Mickyboydb
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Day Out
Saw the river trips advertised got the tickets and got on board fantastic river trip takes an hour full Commentary
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ankibjohansson
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Cruise?
The food and service was really great. There was hardly no cruising though due to the tide... We moved 500 meters t
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Scenic81957
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Mundane and below average
Most exciting part of the tour was at the start when an altercation between a number of old ladies one of whom had
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Kathy B
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Fun
We love anything on the water, so we were excited to experience a new city this way. The food was good, and the ser
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chelle1983
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Terrible service
Disgusting service received this morning by the man at the Berth 2 kiosk and Daniel. Having already done the Dock
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Whatnxt
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Amazing
A special girls evening, this dinner cruise lived up to expectations. Food was fantastic, the staff very attentiv
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Mats N
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Not worth it
First they arrived 15 minutes late that ment that the other group got a hour and 15 min tour , which means we got a
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Destination291436
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Yvonne
Great commentary all the way to Williamstown funny, informative. And plenty left to look up for yourself.
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VEGE34
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Not much to see, and boat not fit for a sightseeing cruise
We took this cruise wanting to see parts of the city that we would not visit otherwise. The cruise boat we got on d
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HardyWhite
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Poor vfm and customer service
The trip was overpriced, the captain’s commentary was lacklustre and to top it all he requested that we (the only 2
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