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Scenic Melbourne Sights by Boat
- Melbourne skyline: See the city's botanic wonders, Federation Square, and the soaring skyscrapers of Melbourne ‘CBD’ from a different vantage point by boat.
- Docklands: Catch a glimpse of the action at the bustling Port of Melbourne docks, where cargo makes its way to and from the city from all over the world.
- West Gate Bridge: Cruise below this steel box girder cable-stayed bridge, one of Australia’s highest, which carries upwards of 200,000 vehicles per day; engineering at its finest.
About This Melbourne Tour
As Victoria's coastal capital and the continent's cultural epicenter, the allure of artsy Melbourne is impossible to deny. From its Gold Rush architecture to its priceless museums, energetic performance venues, and diverse neighborhoods, there are plenty of hidden, urban and suburban places waiting to be explored.
For a truly immersive experience, board a boat on the Yarra River (its name means "ever-flowing") and float past lush parks and the pretty Royal Botanic Gardens, an inner-city oasis bursting with a display of 10,000 plant species. As you cruise past the busy Docklands, get acquainted with the city’s maritime heritage.
Not to be overlooked are Melbourne's beloved athletic venues, situated on the fringe of the business district. Standing as the world's only city with five international standard sporting facilities – three with retractable roofs – it's possible to skirt past Etihad Stadium, where “footy” – or Australian Rules Football – is played. See Melbourne Cricket Ground, home of the Melbourne Cricket Club and National Sports Museum and cheer on the pros at the National Tennis Centre. Nearby, Federation Square hosts festivals and regularly hosts broadcasted events on a big-screen.
In a city full of boating enthusiasts and spectacular coastal views, touring Melbourne by water is the best way to see it all. Just be sure to walk its tree-lined streets, too, for a full-on, immersive experience and an unforgettable day.
He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich
In 1980, Australian rock band Men at Work immortalized that Melbourne original, Vegemite, in their song, Down Under. What exactly is Vegemite, you ask? It's a savory spread made from leftovers brewers yeast, which happens to be one of the richest known natural sources of vitamin B. Since 1922, it has graced this country's breakfast, lunch, and dinner tables – and it all comes from a Port Melbourne manufacturing facility which produces more than 22 million jars a year.
Please make your way to Federation Wharf, below Federation Square near Riverland Bar.
Take extra precautions to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Even on cloudy days, the UV is stronger than you may think.
This tour is suitable for travelers with limited mobility, able to get on and off the boat without assistance or with the aid of a traveling companion. The vessel is not wheelchair accessible.
Boat Tour, Family Friendly, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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