For those after a longer experience hop aboard at Southgate for an hour cruise on the Yarra. This cruise is half an hour upstream and half an hour downstream, beginning with a safety briefing from your Captain.
Regarded as the scenic part of the river, we travel upstream past Federation Square, the Birrarung Marr parklands, numerous sporting venues such as the MCG and Rod Laver Arena, under Swan Street Bridge, which is one of 65 bridges spanning the Yarra, past the botanic gardens and the suburb of Richmond, turning around at the mansions of South Yarra. On our return journey, sit back and enjoy the Captain’s commentary as we travel back to our berth at Southgate.
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 Polly Woodside, 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.
** For Family Tickets select 2 Adults and between 2 to 4 Children on the booking form **