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Saturday, 16 January 2010

Cruisin' Along

Venice On The Yarra

Melbourne's Yarra River runs for 242km and has the largest port in the southern hemisphere. Hop on a boat at Federation Wharf and explore Melbourne along the picturesque Yarra. We have three operators - City River Cruises, Melbourne River Cruises and Williamstown Bay and River Cruises.

The boat pictured is the MV Melba Star, operated by City River Cruises and is the newest, largest and most luxurious cruise boat on the Yarra, with an extensive range of onboard facilities and services. The vessel can travel upstream towards Hawthorn and downstream to the Port of Melbourne, Williamstown and the Maribyrnong River.

So what are you waiting for? Jump onboard and let the Skipper take you on a relaxing, leisurely cruise seeing the city of Melbourne as you gently trail your hand in the water, a glass of wine in the other and enjoy 2 hours of one of the most memorable experiences.

Today's Quote: Cruising let's you share a back porch with a billionaire - Sir Francis Chichester.

10 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Really beautiful shot. I just wish we had that weather here.

bluesky said...

Very interesting!

Louis la Vache said...

At first glance, «Louis» thought you were in Paris and this was a photo of one of the bateaux mouches that cruise la Seine!

brattcat said...

I would love to hop aboard. It would be great to travel the entire length of the Yarra!

diane said...

I must do that one day, except our daughter moved away from Melbourne so we don't go there as much any more.I love your header too. The Orange against the sky and the famous Flinders St Station landmark. (I hope I'm correct here)

Jacob said...

I love these kinds of cruises! And I must say this photograph is simply superb with great light and sharpness!

J Bar said...

That could be an interesting way to see the sights of the Yarra.
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In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

That really looks like fun to me. After reading this, I "sailed" up the Yarra with the help of Google Maps. I see there are lots of parks along its banks!
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Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I love cruising up a river.

Evelyn Howard said...

Beautiful capture. The bicycles are a nice addition. Melbourne is a beautiful place :)

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.