A great way to explore the exciting city of Melbourne, Victoria, is to cruise along the glorious Yarra River on a Melbourne river cruise or ferry.
Melbourne ferries provide a scenic adventure or a convenient way to travel for locals as well as visitors. The Yarra River Shuttle will take you from Federation Square, in the Melbourne CBD, around to New Quay. This service operates between November and March and allows passengers to hop on and off the service throughout the day.
For something a little more special, why not indulge in one of the Melbourne river cruises? Departing from Southgate every hour between 9.45am and 3.45pm or from Gem Pier at Williamstown every hour between 10.45am to 4.45pm, a Melbourne River Cruise combines some of the sights of Melbourne, Australia, with alfresco decks, a snack bar and running commentary.
There are also a number of private companies offering Melbourne river cruises. Many of these provide special meals and entertainment to celebrate events such as Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. These cruises can include amazing views of Williamstown, Port Melbourne and St Kilda.
If you will be travelling on to Tasmania, The Spirit of Tasmania is a ferry from Melbourne to Devonport and return. This service allows you to take your vehicle with you or you can book as passengers only.
Next time you're visiting Victoria, a river cruise of Melbourne is an ideal way to experience the Yarra.