Melbourne River Cruise

Yarra River, Melbourne

Highly recommended

Melbourne was built around the Yarra River; when the founders arrived, the river provided fresh water for the newly established settlement.

Eventually, factories were built on the river bank and expelled their waste into the river making it unsuitable for drinking.

Our lawyers have told us to make this very clear; you can’t drink from the Yarra River, but you can cruise it.

Take a river cruise and travel through the city’s inner suburbs. You can decide to travel two ways; west (towards the port district,) or east (through the leafy suburbs.)

Heading east is recommended; you’ll pass the historic Herring Island, Como House, Birrarung Marr Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and fancy Toorak mansions.