Venice on the Yarra, Melbourne

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#91 of 128 in Outdoors in Melbourne
Stroll down to the departure pontoon for your scheduled cruise and one of our experienced gondoliers will be there to greet and help you into the boat. Based on Venetian boat plans and built in Melbourne, our gondolas are a luxurious way to cruise the river. Each Gondola takes up to four passengers and is opulently appointed with upholstered velvet seats, plush cushions, warm rugs and a fold over canopy to keep customers warm and dry if the weather is cool. A cosy romantic ambience is created with soft music and gentle lighting.

When you step into the boat a bottle of quality champagne will be ready on ice. You can now just relax back with a glass of champagne and take in the sights and sounds of Melbourne's Yarra river.

Your gondolier will row the boat for you from a separate section at the rear of the boat. Moving at about 2 knots your cruise will travel through the city section of Melbourne's Yarra river. You'll glide past all the main attractions - the Exhibition Centre, Aquarium, Southbank and Crown Casino, Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and the tranquil Alexandra Gardens.

The cruises depart and disembark from the Crown Casino floating landing or from the pontoons at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and Southgate (the departure point will be confirmed when you make your booking). At the completion of your cruise you'll be taken back to the pontoon and our gondolier will help you disembark. You'll be in the heart of the Crown/Southbank precinct with plenty of entertainment options to continue your evening if you so wish.
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  • Went down to Melbourne on our 6 year anniversary and we wanted to do something unique and magical and that's what we got with Venice on the Yarra. Got the romance package and we were both woowed with ...  more »
  • My husband surprised me for Valentines Day and we had such a great time. I highly recommend if you want to do something different and to get in the good books with your partner. Thank you Darcy who to...  more »
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  • Very romantic and calming experience. The ambience was really nice - champagne, calm music. And Darcy was highly knowledgeable and made the journey that much more pleasant. Would recommend!!
  • Amazing way to experience the city by night. Myself and a friend had a ride on a cool winter evening and were provided with blankets, champagne and Billy Holiday to set the mood. the gondolier was very knowledgeable about the river and gave us some interesting historical insights. absolutely gorgeous way to slow things down after a busy day scurrying around the city.
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