Make your Melbourne trip memorable with a Yarra River cruise
The Yarra River is a waterway that flows through the heart of Melbourne. No trip to the cultured and vibrant city would be complete without experiencing the ancient body of water, and what better way to explore it than with a river cruise?
Visitors wondering what to do in Melbourne when they've only got a few days to spare should make a cruise a top priority. You can choose from a range of different ships from which you can meander past some of the city's most beautiful parks, gardens and ports.
Many cruises are catered affairs, meaning you can indulge in some of the finest delicacies while you take in the spectacular views of the river from a unique perspective. Some of the cruise options have commentary so guests can learn about the surrounds, or you can just sit back, relax, and take it all in.
"No trip to the cultured and vibrant city would be complete without experiencing the ancient body of water, and what better way to explore it than with a river cruise. "
Since Melbourne was established on the banks of the Yarra River it's been a vital source of both water and transport for settlers. Today the river is used by row boats, pleasure boats, cyclists and walkers, plus its banks provide an array of popular picnic spots at the Yarra Bend and Warrandyte.
There are special events packages you can snap up if you're looking to make an event of it, or you could turn the outing into something special with a romantic night cruise. The river looks simply spectacular by moonlight.
If you're looking for holiday accommodation for your Melbourne getaway, Mantra Southbank could be the perfect location from which to explore the city. It's close to all of the action and has one and two bedroom apartments, making it the perfect choice for couples and families alike.