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Classic Steamboat Cruises

Berth 2 | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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An Hour on the river in a cute Historic Boat

Was able to sit on the open aft deck, so sunshine & a breeze.....Skipper gave brief commentary on... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
TiggerSeaford
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Bromley
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Very relaxing

There are a number of choices for a river cruise and we found this to be the most authentic. Our... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Ivor L
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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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Classic Cruises departs berth two daily from 10:45. We have two public cruises to choose from. Up river past sporting venues and botanic gardens as well as down river past the City and Docklands. Come on down for a relaxing one hour cruise on a hand crafted, historic vessel (Grower built 1924)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Berth 2 | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Was able to sit on the open aft deck, so sunshine & a breeze.....Skipper gave brief commentary on the boat & a bit of history on the way back. The trip upriver would be better but Moomba activities precluded this, so one for next time....More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

There are a number of choices for a river cruise and we found this to be the most authentic. Our timber built boat was small and nearly 100 years old. It had a cabin with open sides and a small open area aft. Compare that...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Enjoyable experience on “The Grower,” cruising from Southbank, first downriver towards Melbourne Docks, and then upriver towards the Botanical Gardens. The Captain provided a continuous stream of interesting or amusing stories about the City and the history of this steamboat and others during the last...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The ticket man was very inviting and friendly. The cruise was informative and so enjoyable. We took the full hour up and down the Yarra. The skipper gave a brief commentary but it was informative. It was lovely just to glide through the Yarra and...More

1  Thank nicr0se13
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

It was a gorgeous autumn afternoon and we had a few hours to kill before flying home so we picked this river cruise because we liked the look of the boats and the ticket lady was really friendly . It also went up river towards...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Having done river/canal cruises in Copenhagen/Stockholm, thought this would be good way so see Melbourne from the water and find out a bit more about the city. Excellent choice. Really enjoyed the trip on the Grower. The skipper gave us a wide range of info...More

1  Thank Finian48
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Jumped on at Southgate and headed towards Docklands on MV Grower - a great little timber vessel with some history and class. Tip - don't stand up on the deck when passing under very low bridges - you could lose your head. After about 15-20...More

1  Thank HerveyBayWanderer
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and i had an hour cruise on the M.V. Grower on the Yarra river. Lovely old , wooden boat, with bench style seats with cushions. The cost was $22 for an hour which we think was well worth it. The staff are so...More

1  Thank braney
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Travelled on Eureka, but not so much on the website for this boat. As soon as you step on you appreciate the care the owners have for it, paint gleaming, varnish that looks like glass and comfortable furnishings. I choose this boat over MV Grower...More

2  Thank AndyjParker
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

picked by chance as they were just about to sail, and what a wise choice, nice boat, not too busy, and you get to see an awful lot, we went both upstream towards the stadiums and then down stream to the bridge, and both were...More

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Very quaint old world ship with friendly staff and commentary.
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