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Melbourne River Cruises

Melbourne River Cruises

Discover the beautiful city of Melbourne from a unique perspective with one of the most experienced companies on the Yarra River.

Melbourne River Cruises has been showcasing this city and its important Yarra river landmarks to locals and visitors alike for over 30 years. Cruise past Melbourne’s major attractions including the Botanical Gardens, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and sporting precinct, Federation Square, Southbank, Docklands and also further to Williamstown.

Operating every day of the year with Sightseeing Cruises and Williamstown Ferry. Every cruise offers interesting and informative commentary with complimentary tea and coffee as our passengers enjoy a relaxing journey.

The Cruising Restaurant offers a unique dining experience on the Yarra river with modern cuisine enhanced by the moving scenery of riverbanks and Melbourne city lights.

With a fleet of seven fully enclosed vessels, each with its own viewing deck, they are capable of catering to many function and event requirements, sizes and styles. Each vessel has large windows and an outside deck area for viewing the Yarra River and its surrounding scenery, as well as onboard amenities and staff to assist passengers along their river cruise.

All aboard!

Things to do

City and Williamstown

A fantastic way to travel and experience the wonderful range of activities, restaurants, and attractions at Williamstown or in the City. Board the ferries at Gem Pier, Williamstown and Southgate or Federation Square for your return journey taking in the spectacular scenery along the way.

City to Williamstown

Cruise by Melbourne’s CBD, shipping channels and Docklands on your journey to the old maritime seaport of Williamstown. Explore this early colonial settlement, boasting a charming array of restaurants, cafes and galleries amongst picturesque gardens. Take in the stunning waterfront bay views.

Ports and Docklands

Cruise past Melbourne CBD and discover the landings of our early settlers. Now one of the busiest trading ports in the Southern Hemisphere, Victoria Harbour gives a snapshot of our rich maritime heritage in stark contrast to the new and modern Docklands area. Cruising Highlights • Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct • Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre • 19th Century sailing ship “Polly Woodside” • World Trade Centre • Bolte Bridge • Westgate bridge • Shipping Channels and Port area • Docklands and Docklands Stadium • Stunning views of Melbourne CBD

River Gardens

Within moments of departing Melbourne’s cultural Arts and Leisure precinct you are cruising through Melbourne’s picturesque gardens, parklands and some of the world’s most famous sporting arenas including the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Cruising Highlights • Royal Botanic Gardens • Governor’s residence – Government House • Melbourne Cricket Ground • Melbourne Park ( Home of the Australian Tennis Open) • Sporting Arenas

Melbourne Highlights - Combined Trip

Combine both the River Gardens and the Ports & Docklands cruises. View the contrasting scenery of Melbourne that has made it one of the “Most Liveable Cities in the World”

Williamstown to City

Depart from this inner city treasure and historic coastal village as we journey across the bay into the Yarra River, past the port and Docklands area. A wonderful opportunity to view the magnificent Melbourne skyline before entering into the hustle and bustle of city life.

Ticket Information

Pass Option

Ticket Type

Price

Melbourne Highlights

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – Melbourne Highlights - Adult

$29.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – Melbourne Highlights - Child

$16.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – Melbourne Highlights - Concession

$25.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – Melbourne Highlights - Family

$75.00
Williamstown Return

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – Williamstown Return - Adult

$29.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – Williamstown Return - Child

$16.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – Williamstown Return - Concession

$25.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – Williamstown Return - Family

$75.00
Port and Docklands

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – Port and Docklands - Adult

$23.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – Port and Docklands - Child

$11.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – Port and Docklands - Concession

$18.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – Port and Docklands - Family

$50.00
City to Williamstown

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – City to Williamstown - Adult

$22.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – City to Williamstown - Child

$11.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – City to Williamstown - Concession

$18.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – City to Williamstown - Family

$50.00
River Gardens

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – River Gardens - Adult

$23.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – River Gardens - Child

$11.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – River Gardens - Concession

$18.00

Melbourne River Cruises Sightseeing – River Gardens - Family

$50.00

Visitor Information

Operating Hours

Opening time

9am

Closing time

5pm

Location

Southgate, Arts and Leisure Precinct
Berth 5, Lower Promenade
(opposite of the Yarra River from Flinders Street Station)

Additional Information

Children 4 – 14
Under 4 – Free
Wheelchairs – Passengers in wheelchairs are required to stand whilst boarding. Wheelchairs can be used on board.

All cruises are subject to tidal & weather conditions and demand
*Cruises times subject to change - call for further details - 03 8610 2600.

Terms and Conditions
Purchase of the tickets is subject to our partner’s terms and conditions. Please visit their sites.