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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens

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Melbourne: 2-Hour City Highlights River Cruise

1. Melbourne: 2-Hour City Highlights River Cruise

Climb aboard a pleasure boat with a sundeck for a cruise along the Yarra River in Melbourne for a narrated tour. Glide past landmarks including the Polly Woodside, West Gate Bridge, Southgate, Princes Bridge, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Olympic Park, Herring Island, Botanic Gardens, and more. Cruise past beautiful buildings, skyscrapers, bars, and parks. Catch some sun on the sundeck or enjoy the views from the inside cabin. Enjoy a round-trip journey that allows you to really enhance your knowledge of what is known as one of the "most livable cities in the world." Travel both down river and up river to see highlights such as the Docklands Crown Entertainment Complex, West Gate Bridge, a 19th-century sailing ship, the Polly Woodside, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct, and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. Admire up river landmarks, such as Princes Bridge, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Government House, Olympic Park, Herring Island, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Arts Centre Melbourne, and National Tennis Center where the Australian Open is played.

Melbourne: Private City & Beaches Helicopter Ride

2. Melbourne: Private City & Beaches Helicopter Ride

Discover a bird's-eye-view of Melbourne with this private helicopter tour. Have time to snap some action shots in front of the helicopter before your flight. Enjoy the option of capturing in-flight video recordings or live streams during your flight so you can share your adventure with your friends. Head over to the activity provider's office and get checked in for your flight. As you walk out on to the tarmac you'll be met with incredible views of Melbourne's city skyline, the perfect background for a quick photoshoot in-front of your helicopter before take-off. Protect your ears with the provided headphones and feel the thrill of take-off. Fly by the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and Docklands Marina at just 1,200 feet above the ground (400 metres) on your way out to Port Phillip Bay. Spot the Spirit of Tasmania which is docked at Station Pier.  Make a left-hand turn to fly you along the coast over St Kilda's famous Boardwalk and Luna Park. Your flight path continues over the Formula 1 Track at Albert Park, the Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).  Finish your tour with the perfect opportunity to capture a photo of the MCG, the Yarra River and CBD all in one frame. Land back at your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

Melbourne: Melbourne Gardens Explorer Minibus Tour

3. Melbourne: Melbourne Gardens Explorer Minibus Tour

Discover the peaceful oasis of Melbourne Gardens on a 30-minute open-air minibus tour. Admire the diverse collection of plants and trees with live commentary along the way. Before and after the tour you are free to wander the gardens at leisure and enjoy the abundant nature to be found. The Melbourne Gardens are popular with bird-watchers with several species of water birds nesting around the ornamental lake. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne has been a treasured part of Melbourne’s cultural life for more than 170 years. It is a picturesque haven for recreation and an important resource for education, conservation, science, and horticulture. Extending over 38 hectares Melbourne Gardens houses a collection of more than 8,500 species of plants from around the world. The collection includes diverse plant species such as camellias, rainforest flora, cacti and succulents, roses, Californian species, herbs, perennials, and cycads. For the young ones, the Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden, located at Melbourne Gardens, is a magical place for children to discover the world of plants. It is a tourism award-winning Children's Garden full of interesting and interactive places to play and explore.

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What people are saying about Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens

Overall rating

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based on 541 reviews

We were lucky enough to have two guides break up the tour. Uncle Den was awesome, great sense of humour and super knowledgable. Then Jacobi gave us the rest of the trip, and gave us some great history and some of his views on the current political climate surrounding indigenous peoples. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Melbourne!

Really enjoyed the 2 hour tour. The Captain gave an informative and funny commentary as we sailed. Plenty to see and watch. Toilet on the boat, if like us you had a pint before cast off!

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This was a good tour. Easy to buy tickets online. Easy to find. I enjoyed seeing the city from the river. The commentary was good.

Absolutely incredible! Tour guide/Captain was very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable for all ages.

Had great fun and learnt a lot about early Melbourne