Hop aboard at Southgate for a half hour downstream cruise on the Yarra, beginning with a safety briefing from your Captain.
The lines are let go and we head downstream under three very low bridges, Queen street being the first, followed by King and Spencer. We pass the landing point for European settlers, the Aquarium and Casino, Exhibition building, the historic sailing ship PollyWoodside, restaurants and bars of South Wharf, DFO, and one last low bridge before we enter the Docklands area. Looking further downstream from our turn around point you can view the commercial port of Melbourne.
On our return journey, sit back and enjoy the Captain’s commentary as we travel back to our berth at Southgate.
Half hour cruises are subject to availability at ticket box only. Bookings taken online for one hour cruise only.
Adults $12 Children Half Price (4-16 years) / Concessions Available Families Half Hour Cruise $35
Crown Casino, located on the south bank of the Yarra river.
Launched in 1885, Polly Woodside is an iron barque built in Belfast. She first came to Australia in the early 1900s.
South Wharf was once a hive of activity with dockside workers, and in recent years has been re imagined as a shopping and dining precinct.
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is one of the many tourist attractions located along the Yarra River.
Webb Bridge spans the river next to Yarra’s Edge Marina. The bridge is based on a Koori Eel trap, created by Sculptor Robert Owen and Architects Denton Corker Marshall.
Bolte Bridge was opened in 1999 and is a twin cantilever bridge.