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River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

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Southbank, Australia

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Take in a bounty of Melbourne’s highlights along the scenic Yarra River on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Spend a delightful hour aboard a riverboat as you glide under the Princes Bridge and past beautiful river gardens, Herring Island, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and other top cultural attractions.
  • Cruise past Melbourne's scenic gardens and parklands on this one-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Onboard commentary
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
Complimentary tea and coffee
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
No food or drinks are sold on board

Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Cruise up the Yarra River that winds through downtown Melbourne on this 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Take in the sights of lovely riverbank gardens and Herring Island from an outside sun deck or through panoramic windows from the inside cabin. Guided commentary will point out passing attractions and provide interesting tidbits of Melbourne’s history. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea as you sit back, relax and watch the city go by.

Cruise Highlights Include:
• Herring Island
• Princes Bridge
• The Governor's residence
• Victorian Arts Center
• Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
• Olympic Park
• The Royal Botanic Gardens
• National Tennis Center
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arts Centre Melbourne
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yarra River
Admission Ticket Free
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Melbourne's Gardens
Admission Ticket Free
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Melbourne & Olympic Parks
Admission Ticket Free
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Melbourne River Cruises
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • Cruise duration times and direction are approximate and subject to change, often due to tides and river traffic.
  • The boat is completely enclosed and windowed so that passengers won't be subject to the elements.
  • Restroom available on board
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise.

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Fun
Sally_T
, Jun 2020
On our trip we went down river towards the port. It was lots of fun. My 5 year old grandson loved it! The driver of the boat gave an interesting overview of the history of the area. One hour was a good amount of time to spend.
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No Gardens
fosterdesiree
, Jan 2020
It is rather a misnomer, because we didn't see any gardens. It was interesting to see how much had been improved along the Yarra & fortunately the weather was good.
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You can do it once. The round trip...
Deepthi
, Nov 2016
You can do it once. The round trip is just 45 mins. Try the willamstown ferry for a better and longer cruise on the Yarra. The tour guide was quite informative though. Melbourne river cruises office itself has some rude staff and can be unhelpful with their daily changing times, so call ahead.
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They changed the route for our tour...
Donna W
, Jun 2016
They changed the route for our tour due to a big celebration going on that day, but was still very nice!
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We were surprised at how much we...
Mary K
, Mar 2016
We were surprised at how much we enjoyed the cruise, so much so that we bought tickets to do the other cruise, down towards Docklands. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
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Tour was pleasant but not...
George U
, Mar 2015
Tour was pleasant but not outstanding. Could have included a biscuit with tea or coffee.. Good for first time visitors to Melbourne but not for locals. We had a great day tough.
star-5
great trip, plenty to see, good...
Alan K
, Dec 2014
great trip, plenty to see, good commentary as to what we were seeing. Staff very helpful and highly recommended.
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Good trip with some great views, and...
Caroline H
, Dec 2014
Good trip with some great views, and friendly, humourous captain giving a good commentary. Highly recommend.
star-5
My family and I found this tour very...
Sandra M
, Jan 2014
My family and I found this tour very educational. While first we sat upstairs we later moved to the lower deck where we were able to hear and see all points of interest along the river.
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Disappointing because of rowing...
Jennifer F
, Dec 2013
Disappointing because of rowing regatta and large ship coming in

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