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Arts Centre Melbourne: Our most recommended tours and activities

Melbourne: 2-Hour City Highlights River Cruise

1. Melbourne: 2-Hour City Highlights River Cruise

Climb aboard a pleasure boat with a sundeck for a cruise along the Yarra River in Melbourne for a narrated tour. Glide past landmarks including the Polly Woodside, West Gate Bridge, Southgate, Princes Bridge, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Olympic Park, Herring Island, Botanic Gardens, and more. Cruise past beautiful buildings, skyscrapers, bars, and parks. Catch some sun on the sundeck or enjoy the views from the inside cabin. Enjoy a round-trip journey that allows you to really enhance your knowledge of what is known as one of the "most livable cities in the world." Travel both down river and up river to see highlights such as the Docklands Crown Entertainment Complex, West Gate Bridge, a 19th-century sailing ship, the Polly Woodside, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct, and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. Admire up river landmarks, such as Princes Bridge, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Government House, Olympic Park, Herring Island, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Arts Centre Melbourne, and National Tennis Center where the Australian Open is played.

Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

2. Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

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. 

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What people are saying about Arts Centre Melbourne

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 563 reviews

We went up & down on the Yarra river 1-1 hour to each direction. As the boat turns, you don’t need to worry about missing a spot - just remember where to look on your way back. The boat is average, but well equipped (clean restroom, open deck at the back, good coffee/tea for free incl.) Great experience, very friendly staff, could not recommend enough!

The commentary was informative and funny. The cruise was just the thing after a big couple of days - we were able to catch our breathe and find more amazing things to see on another visit!

The cruise was very informative about the sights of Melbourne. It was interesting to see where everything was situated. Would recommend this cruise.

It was lovely … everything was done smoothly and on time .. liked commentary on board the cruise ! Thank you

A relaxing great way to see Melbourne on the Yarra enjoyed it very much