Jump on the MV Melba Star for a 1 hour sightseeing cruise along the city diving Yarra River. With tea/coffee, live commentary and even toilets on board, settle in for a view of Melbourne you don’t see everyday. See below for an overview depending on the direction of travel subject to tidal and river traffic conditions.
As you travel downstream to the port of Melbourne, you will pass Southgate, Melbourne’s Crown Casino (the largest Casino in Australia), Melbourne Aquarium, World Trade Centre, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Polly Woodside (Melbourne’s Maritime Museum), containerised cargo port and the famous Bolte and Westgate Bridges. Melbourne is the Southern Hemisphere’s busiest general cargo port and is a vital link in Australia’s economy.
As you cruise up to historic Herring Island and Como House, you will pass some of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks, gardens and sports arenas including Birrarung Marr Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), The National Tennis Centre (Rod Laver Arena), The Melbourne Sports & Entertainment Centre, Olympic Park, AAMI Park (Melbourne’s newest Soccer stadium), Toorak Mansions and ornate bridges. This peaceful part of the Yarra offers beautiful views and is only minutes away from the heart of the city. The tree-lined Yarra River catches the true charm of Melbourne.