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Yarra River Sightseeing Cruise, incl Melbourne Bus Tour

Take time to see the sights of Melbourne by land and water with this Yarra River sightseeing cruise and bus tour combination ticket. Print off the email voucher you receive from this site and exchange it with the bus staff at any stop (see below) to receive both portions of the ticket. There's no rush to enjoy either one, as your Yarra River cruise does not need to be completed within the same 24 hours as the bus tour. Spend a relaxing day exploring inner Melbourne's major attractions before embarking on a panoramic journey along the Yarra River sightseeing routes.

Sail up and down the Yarra River
Melbourne River Cruise
Melbourne Yarra River Boat

Yarra River Cruise Tickets Available All Year Round.

Exceptions include Good Friday, Dec 24, 25, 31 & Jan 1.

Pricing Conditions

Child tickets aged 4-14 years. Children under 4 years travel free.

Cruise Departure Points

Southbank Promenade, Berth 5

Williamstown Gem Pier (Off Syme Street)

Cruise Departure Times

Click here for departure times.

Cruise Durations:

Cruise A: 1 Hour

Cruise B: 1 Hour

Cruise C, To Williamstown: 50-60 Min

Cruise D, From Williamstown: 50-60 Min

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Highlights

  • Yarra River Sightseeing Cruise
  • 24-Hour Melbourne City Bus Tour

Important Information

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Please print off the email voucher you receive from this site and take it to one of the city bus tour departure points (see main page). City Sightseeing Melbourne staff will exchange it for Yarra River Cruise tickets as well as a 24-hour pass for the tour buses.

Yarra River Sightseeing Cruise:

Stop 1 on the city bus tour is the closest point from which to embark on one of the Yarra River sightseeing cruises. Take a short walk across to the main berthing station: Berth No 5, Southbank Promenade, Southgate. Below you'll find key details on each of the cruises included with this ticket, simply exchange your email voucher with the City Sightseeing Melbourne staff and pick whichever one you'd like to try the most:

Melbourne Port & Docklands Cruise (A)

- Departure Point: Southgate Promenade, Berth 5

Cruise A (1 hour) will take you downstream and show you the historic Victoria Docks as well as the busy modern trading ports. You can discover the city's rich maritime heritage at the former while the latter provides an exhilarating snapshot of the ebbs and flows of daily life across one of the Southern Hemisphere's liveliest waterfronts.

Melbourne River Gardens Cruise (B)

- Departure Point: Southgate Promenade, Berth 5

Cruise B (1 hour) sails upriver past the capital's greenest areas. See Melbourne Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Herring Island. This journey up the Yarra finishes by circling Herring Island and returning in the opposite direction.

City to Williamstown Return Ferry (C & D)

- Departure Point: Southgate Promenade, Berth 5 or Gem Pier Williamstown

Cruises C & D (2 hours) represent two legs of the same trip. The first will take you downstream of Southgate, through the mouth of the Yarra River and out into Hobsons Bay, then across to Gem Pier on the northern banks of Williamstown. Upon arriving in this picturesque western suburb be sure to check out museum ship HMAS Castlemaine. To return to central Melbourne jump on Cruise D from Gem Pier.

Melbourne City Bus Tour:

This Yarra River Cruise ticket also includes 24-hour access to the City Sightseeing Melbourne tour buses. Take a look at our featured page for more information on the tour.

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