Water activity

Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

Activity provider: Melbourne River Cruises
Water activity

Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

Activity provider: Melbourne River Cruises

From US$ 23.51 per person

Within moments of departing Melbourne’s cultural arts precinct, you will cruise through Melbourne’s picturesque gardens and sporting arenas. Cruise past multiple famous places such as Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Enjoy a relaxing sightseeing cruise through the most beautiful part of Melbourne
  • Cruise down the famous Yarra River and past the beautiful botanical gardens
  • Get snap happy as you pass famous buildings such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Enjoy on board commentary
Full description
Discover Melbourne’s highlights while cruising along the breathtaking Yarra River. Cruise through downtown Melbourne on this sightseeing tour and listen to the on board commentary that will point out passing attractions and provide interesting tidbits of Melbourne’s history. Enjoy an hour aboard the riverboat as you cruise under the Princes Bridge and past top cultural attractions. Marvel at the magnificent riverbank gardens from the outside sun deck or through the panoramic windows from the inside cabin. On this tour you will also see Herring Island, Princes Bridge, the governor's residence, the Victorian Arts Center, Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Olympic Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the National Tennis Center. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea while relaxing and taking in the beautiful city sites. 
  • Round-trip ferry cruise
  • On board commentary
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Food and additional drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Departure point is: Berth No 2, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct Landing, Lower Promenade, located at the rear of Langham Hotel, Southgate.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Passengers may bring a small amount of snacks and drinks onto the boat, but please note there are no tables on board for dining
  • The cruise direction and timetable are subject to tidal conditions and river closures
  • The boat is completely enclosed and windowed so that passengers won't be subject to the elements. This means you can enjoy the tour in rain, hail or shine
  • The tour returns to the original departure point approximately 1 hour after your departure
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 115 reviews

Review summary

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The only trouble was we wanted to see the botanical gardens and the trip was unable to access this area so we went to the docklands instead I was disappointed with this as I wasn't advised in advance of the day I may well have altered my plans if I had known

March 10, 2020

The boating location is right by the river and it is very convenient to the nearby shops and restaurants. The entire voyage was also very relaxed and pleasant, and the captain explained the surrounding building history in detail and humor. The family is very relaxed. While admiring the beauty of the business center and parks on both banks of the river, they can also better understand the local culture. Possible improvements: 1. You can consider putting more parasols in the waiting place. There are more people in line. The sun is too big. There is only one parasol. It is not very convenient to bring small children. 2. There is no clear indication of the flight schedule and line local. The crowd spontaneously queued for a long time, and the ship that arrived was not our flight. However, when the correct sailing boat arrived, it stopped in different places, resulting in everyone's hard work of lining up.

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January 8, 2020

Great trip. Fun commentary.

February 17, 2023

Product ID: 157413