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  • Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

    1. Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

    Relax aboard a meandering cruise down the Yarra River and pass a number of familiar attractions along the way. Admire the skyline of Melbourne from a different perspective as you listen to the informative audio commentary. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city center and soak up the sun on the sun deck. Upon arrival in Williamstown, get the choice to take a break in Williamsport and visit the historic seaport, or stay on board and return to Melbourne. Linger in one of the cafés or galleries of Williamstown, known for its heritage buildings such as Customs House. If you choose to take the round-trip option, then just sit back and relax on one of the finest bay cruises on the return journey to Southbank.  

    Good commentary as we travelled to Williamstown Nice that complimentary tea and coffee given. Only negative was cigarette smoke came into cabin from rear area.

  • 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. 

    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

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What people are saying about Southbank

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 213 reviews

Its a very nice trip and a great way to view the city and a rare opportunity of travelling under the Westgate and Bolte bridges and seeing them from that angle. I particularly recommend viewing the city from outside on the back of the boat as they are views you can only get from the water. There are plenty of good spots in Williamstown to have a meal as well. The commentary was interesting too and for the price it is good value.

It was a great day cruising along the Yarra and seeing the city and Docks from a different perspective. Children had fun as well and highly recommend it.

The cruise was a great experience my family and I. We had a fantastic time sitting outside, chatting with the crew members and simpmy enjoying the view.

Smooth arrangements from the jetty ticket office onto the boat and all along. Excellent commentary by an experienced captain.

Get a different view of the river and harbour. Pleasant trip.