Top Experiences in Yarra River



Melbourne Private Walking tour

USD 86.88

Experience Melbourne's vibrant culture on a captivating walking tour, departing from typical tourist routes. Delve into the city's history with local guides, exploring iconic landmarks like Federation Square and Hosier Lane. Discover hidden gems and intriguing tales, concluding near the famous Old Melbourne Gaol. Enjoy a leisurely coffee break and end the tour at a quintessential Australian pub, savoring traditional Aussie cuisine. Embark on an enriching journey through Melbourne's heart with Depot Adventures.
-Get to know Melbourne through the eyes of a knowledgeable local Guide.
-See the main tourist sights you want to see as well as discovering areas, venues.
-Private walking tour.
-Benefit from your guide’s familiarity with the area that interests you.
-Get lots of valuable advice from your guide about other things to do in the city.


Melbourne Sports Tours

Melbourne Sports Walk

USD 122.58

Embark on an exploration of Melbourne’s sporting culture, following a path originally designed to welcome guests to the 2006 Commonwealth Games, leading to the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of this legendary stadium, with access to change-rooms, media areas, and even onto the ground itself.

Leaving the MCG behind, you'll uncover a series of Melbourne's major sporting venues, including the home of the Australian Open Tennis Championships, the headquarters of Melbourne Storm, Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Rebels, spectacular AAMI Stadium, historic Olympic Park and a visit to the home turf for two Aussie Rules giants, Richmond Football Club and Collingwood Football Club, where rivalries run deep.

As you wind your way back along the Yarra River, pass more sporting grounds, statues and rowing clubs. This captivating journey seamlessly blends Melbourne's sporting passion with its stunning urban landscape, ensuring a memorable experience for all.


Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in Melbourne

USD 253.6

No more selfies or pestering strangers for photos of yourself and loved ones, enjoy the services of a professional vacation photographer in Melbourne to capture your travels in a contemporary and candid style.

Specialising in delivering quality photography with photographers all over the world, we guarantee you amazing photos to remember your travels. All images shown were taken by our photographers.

Yarra River Steam Boats

Yarra River Historical Group Cruise Tour

USD 25.18

Melbourne's Classic Cruise boats depart from Berth 3, Southgate, every week, Wednesday through Sunday from 10:45am offering 60 minute cruises (both up and down stream). If you are short on time this is a great way to experience both directions showcasing the Yarra within the City of melbourne.

Step aboard and embark on an journey aboard our classic ferry. Come on down for a relaxing cruise on a hand crafted, historic vessel (Grower built 1924), where you'll be transported to an era of elegance and charm.

Marvel at Melbourne's skyline bathed in the golden hues at sunset, and savour the thrill of gliding under historic bridges. Your adventure includes live commentary, adding an informative soundtrack to the scenic spectacle.

Indulge in BYO gourmet bites and sip on fine wines as you meander through the heart of the city. This is more than a cruise; it's a voyage into the past, a rendezvous with history, and an unforgettable cruise on Melbourne's majestic waterway.

Adventure Clues

Melbourne Scavenger Hunt - Arts & Culture Adventure

USD 13.25

Arts and Culture Lovers, this is the trail for you!

This cryptic adventure will lead you through the lesser-traveled spaces on a search for public art and sights in the Melbourne arts precinct and surrounds. Get to grips with the history and facts of the area and various artworks along the way.

Start your first clue in Federation Square and get lost amongst the incredible public artworks, architecturally stunning gardens, walkways, and pedestrian spaces that link the various galleries theatres, and other art organizations. This adventure will also take you along the adjacent Yarra River, where some of Melbourne’s most popular riverside bars are located, just in case refreshments are required while on the route!

Finish up in South bank Boulevard, we won’t tell you exactly where – that’s for you to find out!


Kayak Melbourne

Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour

USD 54.33

The City Sights Kayak Tour is a stunning way to check out the major iconic sights of Melbourne from a unique water-level perspective.  Kayaking gear, bottled water, a short lesson and a friendly guide are all included.

Melbourne River Cruises

Melbourne Dinner Cruise

USD 122.58

What could be a more memorable way to enjoy a meal in Melbourne than a gourmet dinner cruise along the Yarra River? Watch the city light up during this 3-hour cruise and enjoy Melbourne's noted fine dining in the comfort of a floating restaurant. Sip wine, beer and spirits while you admire the changing vistas of the city skyline and pass by waterfront parks and attractions.

Melbourne River Cruises

Melbourne River Gardens Sightseeing Cruise

USD 25.18

Cruise up Melbourne's famous Yarra River and enjoy the sights of Melbourne's scenic gardens, parklands and famous sporting arenas. This one-hour sightseeing cruise is a wonderful chance to view the scenic river gardens and Herring Island.

Beverages & Snacks available to purchase

Alfonso Calero Photography

Melbourne Night Photography Course

USD 69.97

Learn how to best use your digital camera in manual modes and master composition. Need a local professional photographer to show you the best spots at the best time, this is the best way to explore and discover. A unique learning adventure to inspire and spark your passion for photography.
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Melbourne City River Trails

USD 1193.49

Although Melbourne is situated on the shores of one of the largest bays on the Australian coast, the city's main water feature is the Yarra River. That's because the city grew from the banks of the Yarra and even today the focus for the city is still very much on a one-kilometre section of the river..
The Yarra River precinct is a wonderful place for tailor made, short interesting walks covering the arts, maritime history and fabulous gardens.
This precinct is the hub of Melbourne's artistic and cultural scene, with generous examples of public art and exciting architecture.
This precinct includes the significant green spaces of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Birrarung Marr as well as smaller parks, gardens, reserves and Southbank.

Depot Australia

Melbourne Walking Tour

USD 65.6

Join our tour guides for a walk through Australia’s culture capital and learn what makes this city great and so much more.

When you arrive, you'll explore Melbourne with a local who can share the history of the city as well as point out things to do after your walking tour is done. Depot Adventures tour guides want to show you the real Melbourne – the city we know and love.

Your tour will stop for a coffee and conclude near the Old Melbourne Gaol, where you learn about Australia’s most infamous bush ranger. After your tour is finished, your guide will brings the group to a classic Australian pub where you can experience traditional Aussie food.

Melbourne River Cruises

Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise

USD 25.18

Spend a leisurely hour or so cruising down Melbourne's famous Yarra River. Learn about the historical Victoria Docks and the landings of the early settlers on this sightseeing Melbourne cruise.

Beverages & Snacks available to purchase

Kayak Melbourne

Melbourne 2.5-Hour Sunset Kayak Tour

USD 79.51

Experience stunning views of Melbourne's skyline on this 3 hour kayak paddle along the Yarra River at sunset, led by an experienced, friendly guide. Explore Victoria Harbour and enjoy unique on the water dining, then paddle right into the heart of Melbourne along Southbank and Crown Casino. As the city lights come on, soak up the atmosphere of downtown Melbourne before finishing the tour next to Princes Bridge in the centre of the city.


3-Hour Private Bike Tour with a Local Melbourne Guide

USD 169.41

On this private guided tour of Melbourne you will enjoy a more tailored experience and, as it is by bicycle, visit places inaccessible to tour buses. Pedal through the city in the company of a guide who takes you to the top sites, as well as a few of their best-loved hidden gems.


Short Private Melbourne City Tour

USD 121.63

This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Melbourne from a unique perspective! Get to know Melbourne on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all!

Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Melbourne at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Chinatown, Block Arcade, National Gallery of Victoria and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included.

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

Melbourne Private Tours

Private Melbourne City Sights - Afternoon Tour

USD 277.62

With its Victorian architecture, stunning gardens and edgy bar, culinary, fashion and live music scenes, Melbourne is an obvious start to any visit to Victoria. Its iconic laneways and alleys are home to some of the city’s best cafes, bars, boutiques and galleries. Explore these with your local guide, getting a real insight into what makes this cosmopolitan city tick.

Sporting Capital Tours

Melbourne Sports Tour and Australian Sports Museum Entry

USD 76.2

A small group tour taking you on a journey through Melbourne's amazing sporting past and present and an expert tour through its incredible sporting facilities on the doorstep of the city. Hear from local experts, stop for a snack and coffee break at one of the sport stadium cafes and then complete your tour with admission to the unique Australian Sports Museum. Relaunched in March 2020 it is a museum unlike any other in the world.

City Unscripted

See Melbourne With A Local: Private & Personalized

USD 95.58

Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about
your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest
an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also
agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the
experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Sporting Capital Tours

Melbourne Sports Walking Tour

USD 56.55

Starting from the heart of the city we walk along the Yarra River into Melbourne's world famous sporting precinct exploring over 150 years of sports history ranging from the Olympics, cricket, Australian football, rugby, tennis through to horseracing, F1, surfing and golf.

Melbourne Encountour

Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous

USD 106.01

On this 4-hour guided tour you'll get a look at the wealthy side of Melbourne as you travel through eastern suburbs about 6 miles (10 km) from the central business district. Pass by upscale homes, elite schools, world-class clubs, and shopping facilities frequented by celebrities and prominent citizens. You have the opportunity of Afternoon Tea at The Stables - Como House prior to enjoying a short walk along the Yarra River.



Eco Flight

Yarra Valley Helicopter Winery Tour to Balgownie Estate

USD 545.97

The Yarra Valley Helicopter Winery Tour is an exciting way to explore one of Australia's most famous wine regions. It is a unique experience that combines a scenic helicopter flight with lunch and a wine tasting at one of the best wineries in the Yarra Valley.

The tour starts with a helicopter ride from Melbourne to Yarra Valley, which takes about 25 minutes. During the flight, you get to enjoy stunning views of the city skyline, the Dandenong Ranges, and Yarra Valley vineyards.

Once you land at Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley will enjoy a gourmet 2 course lunch while soaking up the breathtaking scenery.

Overall, the Yarra Valley Helicopter Winery Tour is an unforgettable experience that combines luxury, adventure and quality food and wine. It is perfect for couples, or anyone looking for a unique way to explore Yarra Valley's wine country. So, why not treat yourself to this once-in-a-lifetime experience and indulge in some of the best wines Australia has to offer?

Eco Flight

Private Melbourne Skyline Helicopter Ride

USD 369.72

Take in the downtown skyline views of Melbourne CBD, Port Phillip Bay and all its landmarks with this truly amazing 20 minute scenic helicopter experience.

Your flight path will take you over Flemington Racecourse, towards the South Western side of the city. Check out Docklands and Marvel stadium before your flight continues to Albert Park Lake (Famous for the Melbourne GP) and the St Kilda beaches. Take a look inside the Melbourne Cricket Ground and spot the steps in front of Parliament house. Before turning back take a snap of the Melbourne skyline with Port Phillip Bay in the backdrop. There's no better way to see Melbourne!

This helicopter scenic flight is the perfect way to experience Melbourne in all it's glory. You'll create memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to take to the skies and see Melbourne like never before!


Global Ballooning Australia

Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

USD 394.24

Come on a magical hot air balloon flight over Melbourne - there is no other major city in the world that you can soar above in a hot air balloon! Admire Melbourne's city skyline at early dawn as your balloon flies for approximately one hour and then toast your good fortune with an optional sparkling buffet breakfast.

Small Group Melbourne Day Tour

4 Hours Sightseeing Small Group Tour in Melbourne City

USD 39.76

You have decided to visit Melbourne, Australia. Why don't you get the best out of Melbourne and explore the highlights of the city while relaxing in our comfortable minivan and listening to its story.

Our Melbourne city sightseeing tour will take you around Melbourne to see all aspects and highlights of this vibrant metropolitan city. Melbourne is known as the sports capital of Australia, Arts capital of Australia, Fashion Capital of Australia and named as the most livable city in the world! And we ll tell you why!!


Melbourne River Cruises

Bottomless Brunch Afloat in Melbourne

USD 78.19

Always wanted to experience brunch on a boat? Whether you’re an eager foodie or you want to kick back and enjoy a boozy cruise brunch, Melbourne River Cruises offers a bottomless brunch cruise that’s sure to please.

Melbourne River Cruises

Melbourne Yarra River Highlights Cruise

USD 41.08

Cruise the Yarra River and admire Melbourne's spectacular skyline on a two hour narrated city cruise. Your cruise includes both the down and up river routes, encompassing the scenic river gardens and Herring island with the contrasting port and former-industrial Docklands area; giving you an extensive appreciation of the entire Melbourne region.

Beverages & Snacks available to purchase

Melbourne River Cruises

Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

USD 23.19

The City and Williamstown Ferry offers visitors an historic coastal village experience. Cruise past Melbourne's shipping channels on your journey to the old maritime seaport of Williamstown. Spend the day sipping coffee at a sidewalk café or discovering quaint shops and galleries, before taking a leisurely cruise back to the city.

Departure times are from the City unless stated otherwise.

Great Ocean Road Explorer

Great Ocean Road Highlights Tour - 2 Days, 1 Night

USD 469.11

Join us on an exclusively private 'Highlights Tour' to explore the beautiful Great Ocean Road (and optional city tour) and all that it has to offer, in your own personal vehicle together with an experienced driver / tour guide.

We are experts on The Great Ocean Road, focussing on ONLY this area.

We visit all the main hot spots such as the world famous 12 Apostles, plus other must-see attractions including Maits Rest and Great Otway National Park. Stay overnight in the beautiful coastal township of Apollo Bay before a visit to the Twelve Apostles.

Tour departs Melbourne 10:00am. Returns back to Melbourne on the following day at 4pm.

All our vehicles are comfy air conditioned, with privacy shades, UV tinted glass, USB charging port. Plus free wifi & bottled water.

*We also offer an upgrade with an Optional 2 hour walking tour of Melbourne CBD

Depot Australia

Melbourne Street Food Small-Group Night Tour

USD 78.85

The city takes on a different character at night — shadowy alleyways, raucous bars, and excited theatre-goers. It’s with this backdrop that you’ll explore a city coming to life.

Duck and weave through the crowds as you find yourself in three unique holes-in-the-wall from a cheeky standing bite.

This is not your typical, sit-down-and-wait-an-hour-for-your-food walking tour. No, this experience will have you pushing crowds aside to find that perfect greasy pizza joint in the back of a dive bar, having your guide help you translate the mandarin menu from a dumping house, and exploring a restaurant that seems juuust on this side of the health code.

Warrandyte Adventure Tours

Yarra River Half-Day Rafting Experience

USD 72.88

We are a local company comprising a small team of dedicated and experienced staff. They have a passion for connecting people with this wild and precious earth and sharing the excitement of white water rafting. The staff are enthusiastic, friendly and extremely approachable. The staff are highly qualified white water specialists, are qualified in Wilderness First Aid and Swift water rescue.

We cater for a variety of clients ranging from youth, adult, corporate and specialised groups. The staff have worked with both commercial and school groups for over 15 years and also work in Bush Adventure Therapy programs catering the program to the needs of the group.

City Unscripted

Melbourne One Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

USD 163.12

You'll join one of our local Melbourne hosts for an unforgettable jaunt around the city. There are hip neighborhoods to explore, sport to see, street art to spot, koalas to cuddle and craft beer to drink! Discover colorful street art in Johnston Street, visit the Fitzroy Gardens or feast your way around a food market, like Queen Victoria Market. Your host can't wait to share a slice of their city with you!

Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.


Luxury Sunset Cruise on Yarra River in Melbourne

USD 39.76

Embark on a luxurious 1.5 hour cruise with us, sailing into the sunset to witness Melbourne's riverside landmarks at their most glittering. Let us guide you to the city's best sunset spot for an unforgettable experience.
- Southbank departure and return drop-off
- Pre-order drinks or purchase on arrival (No BYO)
- Beautiful covered comfy boat
- Suitable for all ages

Depot Australia

Melbourne Private Sightseeing Tour

USD 496.94

Looking for an exclusive experience for your family, office, or club? Rent a professional guide for 3 hours to start and finish at the place & time of your choosing.

At the start of the tour, your guide will work with you to set the itinerary.

Want us to focus on street art? Laneways? Sport?

Want to try dumplings in Chinatown? Coffee at an iconic cafe? Cocktails on a rooftop?

No worries! Just let us know when you book and we’d be happy to accommodate.

Not sure what to do? We'll take you on Melbourne's highlights, spending 3 hours covering the best our city has to offer - street art, historic arcades, iconic laneways, Chinatown, and Melbourne's oldest jail.

When you make your booking please include any special requests, as well as where you would like the tour to start from (pickup available from any city location — we'll use public transport to navigate through the city).