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River Cruises + Hop-On Hop-Off Melbourne

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€31.21

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Take the ultimate trip around Melbourne on both land and water! Discover the city's main sights and attractions on a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour before heading to the river and embarking on a leisurely cruise. Do you want to see one of the Southern Hemisphere's busiest trading ports? Why not meander up river, through Melbourne's picturesque gardens? Or how about venturing into Port Philip Bay to historic Williamstown? The choice is yours! Book online today and let City Sightseeing show you the very best of Melbourne!

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Highlights

  • Customise your trip: create your own itinerary and explore Melbourne.
  • Choose 1 cruise along the river: Ports & Docklands, River Gardens or the Williamstown Ferry.
  • Discover the city's main sights on a River Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
  • 24hr unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour with 360º panoramic views of Melbourne.
  • Audio guides in English so you can learn about Melbourne's history & traditions.

Main Stops

River Cruises + Hop-On Hop-Off Melbourne/South Melbourne Beach/8
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South Melbourne Beach
St. Kilda Route
River Cruises + Hop-On Hop-Off Melbourne/Luna Park / Palais Theatre/5
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Luna Park / Palais Theatre
St. Kilda Route
River Cruises + Hop-On Hop-Off Melbourne/Federation Square/1
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Federation Square
St. Kilda Route
River Cruises + Hop-On Hop-Off Melbourne/Chinatown/12
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Chinatown
City Route
River Cruises + Hop-On Hop-Off Melbourne/Cathedral Place/13
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Cathedral Place
City Route

Map, Routes & Stops

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City Route
Schedule: 09:30 - 16:10Loop: 120 MinutesFrequency: 40 Minutes
1 Federation Square
2 SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
3 Eureka Skydeck
4 Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
5 South Wharf / DFO
6 Harbour Town / Melbourne Star
7 Etihad Stadium
8 Queen Victoria Market
9 Melbourne Zoo
10 Lygon Street
11 Merlbourne Museum / IMAX
12 Chinatown
13 Cathedral Place
14 Fitzroy Gardens
15 MCG / Sports Precint
1 Federation Square
2 SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
3 Eureka Skydeck
4 Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
5 South Wharf / DFO
6 Harbour Town / Melbourne Star
7 Etihad Stadium
8 Queen Victoria Market
9 Melbourne Zoo
10 Lygon Street
11 Merlbourne Museum / IMAX
12 Chinatown
13 Cathedral Place
14 Fitzroy Gardens
15 MCG / Sports Precint
St. Kilda Route
Schedule: 09:45 - 15:45Loop: 80 MinutesFrequency: 60 Minutes
1 Federation Square
2 Shrine of Rememberance
3 South Melbourne
4 The Esplanade St. Kilda
5 Luna Park / Palais Theatre
6 St. Kilda Marina
7 St. Kilda Skate Park
8 South Melbourne Beach
9 Station Pier / Port Melbourne
10 Bay Street
11 Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
12 Arts Centre Melbourne / NGV
1 Federation Square
2 Shrine of Rememberance
3 South Melbourne
4 The Esplanade St. Kilda
5 Luna Park / Palais Theatre
6 St. Kilda Marina
7 St. Kilda Skate Park
8 South Melbourne Beach
9 Station Pier / Port Melbourne
10 Bay Street
11 Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
12 Arts Centre Melbourne / NGV

Additional Information

After your open-top bus tour around the city, head to the river cruise departure point and set off to explore Melbourne from a whole new perspective! Choose from one of the following...

Ports & Docklands Cruise (down river)
Want to discover Melbourne's central business district from the water? This is the tour for you! Get your camera ready as you meander down the river through the heart of the city. Crane your neck to see skyscrapers towering high above as we approach one of the busiest trading ports in the Southern Hemisphere. Melbourne's rich maritime heritage at Victoria Docks couldn't be more different to the new and modern Docklands area!

River Gardens Cruise (up river)
Does meandering along the river, through picturesque gardens and parklands, away from the hustle and bustle of the city sound like your ideal cruise? Choose the River and Gardens Cruise! Just moments after leaving the Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct, you'll be surrounded by nature. Enjoy views of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Herring Island, as well as glimpsing Government House. For sports fans, this cruise will also take you past a few of the city's famous sporting arenas, including the renowned Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Williamstown Ferry (return ticket)
How about venturing into Port Philip Bay on your way to historic Williamstown? Sit back and relax as we head down the Yarra River, passing through an early colonial settlement with beautiful gardens. En route you'll catch sight of the Eureka Skydeck, the 19th century ship "Polly Woodside", the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and much more! Leave the city far behind you, its skyline rising up in the distance, as we travel across the bay to reach Williamstown.

Know before you go

River cruise departure point:
  • Southbank Promenade Berth 5, near the Langham Hotel on the river’s edge
  • Please check in at the ticket kiosk 20 minutes prior to the departure time

  • Please note: the cruise timetable subject to tidal & weather conditions and demand. The schedule changes daily; we strongly recommend contacting Melbourne River Cruises to confirm tour departure times.

    Ports & Docklands (down river)
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Departs at: 12:10 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
    River Gardens (up river)
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Departs at: 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
    Williamstown Ferry (return ticket)
    • Duration: 1 hour each way
    • City to Williamstown:
      • October - April: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
      • May - September: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
    • Williamstown to City:
      • October - April: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
      • May - September: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

    Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour:
    • Operating season: all year round
    • Except: Good Friday, 25 December, 1 January
    • City Tour:
      • First tour: 9:30 a.m.
      • Last tour: 5:30 p.m. (Oct - Apr); 4:10 p.m. (May - Sept)
      • Frequency: every 40 minutes
    • St. Kilda Tour:
      • First tour: 9:45 a.m.
      • Last tour: 4:45 p.m. (Oct - Apr); 3:45 p.m. (May - Sept)
      • Frequency: every 60 minutes (Oct - Apr); every 120 minutes (May - Sept)

    Cancellation policy

    All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing.

    Supplied by

    Melbourne City Sightseeing Pty Ltd.
    Flinders Street, Russell Street
    3000, Melbourne, Australia

    Included

    • River Cruise - choose on arrival between Ports & Docklands, River Gardens and the Williamstown Ferry (return ticket)
    • 24hr Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

    Cancellation policy

    All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing.

    Supplied by

    Melbourne City Sightseeing Pty Ltd.
    Flinders Street, Russell Street
    3000, Melbourne, Australia