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Ports and Docklands Highlights: 1 Hour Down River Cruise

Rated 4.5 out of 5.0 from 2639 reviews.
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Sign on for a laid-back outdoor river cruising experience that takes you down the mighty Yarra River and shows you the best of Melbourne in an hour!


  • Climb aboard a pleasure boat for a serene 1-hour cruise down the Yarra River
  • Take in the stunning sights of Melbourne that pass you by
  • Check out the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center, “Polly Woodside”, and the Docklands Stadium
  • Discover one of the Southern Hemisphere’s busiest trading ports, Melbourne CBD
  • Pass along Victoria Docks and get a close-up view of the city’s rich maritime heritage


  • 1-hour cruise
  • 2-hour cruise (optional)


  • Transfers
  • Food & drink

Discounted Tickets

Ages 0-2yrs go free. Ages 3-12yrs and families (2 adults + 2 children) enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

ratings & reviews

2.6K Ratings
Anne Spence


Sep, 2023
My granddaughter had a voucher she wished to utilise on a Yarra cruise. The cruise was well patronised and the driver's commentary was excellent. The voucher was not recognised in the on line booking system and neither was my senior's card so that was costly and disappointing. Having promised this holiday treat, I delivered and enjoyed our outing together.


Jan, 2023
HI sorry the page wont allow me to go back to the previous page but it was only three options the highest i ticked. My family was very pleased with our experience especially me who is not good doing things online but it hassled free from when to get our tickets till the last minute. I have already recommended headout to my family and my friends. My family enjoyed my son's 21st birthday celebrations. thanks very much for making my son's birthday celebration ran smoothly. Will be back. Good bless
Shu Lin J Yap


Dec, 2022
Organised with punctual embarkation. No warm customer service from check in station when verifying tickets....Guide on board knowledgeable but speaking too fast even for American visitors.
Andy Narine


Jul, 2023
The tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. Staff were very friendly which made the experience very relaxing.
Andrew Aspell


Sep, 2022
We had to wait for a private party to clear the berth, and there was little information offered, we worked out from looking, crew were awesome, but hospitality could have easily been upsold. Guide was awesome Jimmy G. Would do again.

Don’t miss out on a unique cruising experience that takes you through Melbourne’s must-see attractions, all in an hour. As you cruise down the Yarra River, you’ll have plenty of sights surrounding you, including the Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center, the 19th Century sailing ship, “Polly Woodside”, Crown Entertainment Complex, World Congress & Trade Center, Bolte Bridge & Westgate Bridge, Docklands & Docklands Stadium, and many more.

As you meander past the Melbourne CBD, you’ll see what life is like at one of the busiest trading ports in all of the Southern Hemisphere. Don’t forget to look out for Victoria Docks, a port that will give you insight into Melbourne’s rich maritime heritage.

Important Information

  • Departure times are subject to change depending on major event days, tidal and weather conditions
  • This sightseeing tour is operational 7 days a week, including all public holidays
  • Ensure you check-in at the ticket kiosk 20 minutes prior to departure


12:10 PM & 3 PM

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID while boarding
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs.
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Boarding Point

  • Your boarding point is at Southbank Promenade - BERTH 2, SOUTHGATE (Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia)
  • Click here for the exact boarding point

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Getting There

  • Closest train station is Flinders Street Railway Station, a 2-minute walk to the boarding point.
  • Closest bus stop is Arts Center, a minute away from the boarding point.


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