Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

2. Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

Discover Melbourne’s highlights while cruising along the breathtaking Yarra River. Cruise through downtown Melbourne on this sightseeing tour and listen to the on board commentary that will point out passing attractions and provide interesting tidbits of Melbourne’s history. Enjoy an hour aboard the riverboat as you cruise under the Princes Bridge and past top cultural attractions. Marvel at the magnificent riverbank gardens from the outside sun deck or through the panoramic windows from the inside cabin. On this tour you will also see Herring Island, Princes Bridge, the governor's residence, the Victorian Arts Center, Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Olympic Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the National Tennis Center. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea while relaxing and taking in the beautiful city sites. 

Melbourne: The Phantom of the Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne

3. Melbourne: The Phantom of the Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne

The Phantom of the Opera haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. He’s man and mystery, a deformed genius. And in Christine Daae, he’s found his angel of music: the young woman he would make a star. But how many lives will he sacrifice to make the music of the night? Hear a spectacular new production that has stunned critics across the United Kingdom and North America. Hit after hit punctuates the thrilling score, from the stunning romance of 'Music of the Night', 'Think of Me' and 'All I Ask of You' to the splendid 'Masquerade' and brilliant title song. Overseen by Cameron Mackintosh and Matthew Bourne, the simply epic new staging includes many special effects, from the famous chandelier to the underground lake, and a large cast and orchestra.

iVenture Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass: 3, 5 or 7 Tickets

4. iVenture Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass: 3, 5 or 7 Tickets

Learn why Melbourne's motto is "she gathers strength as she goes," and other fascinating urban trivia with your Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass. This sightseeing pass provides you with entry to many of the city's premier locations, letting you experience 3, 5, or 7 city highlights during a flexible 3-month period. Select the number of sightseeing destinations you wish to explore, and then discover them for yourself during a convenient 3-month period. Choose from an impressive array of Melbourne's top things to see and do. Included Attractions: • Melbourne Skydeck • Phillip Island Nature Park - 4 Park Pass• Melbourne Zoo • IceBar Melbourne • Melbourne River Cruise • Old Melbourne Gaol • Werribee Open Range Zoo • Healesville Sanctuary • Cook's Cottage • Moonraker Dolphin & Seal Tour (Seasonal) • Polly Woodside • Rippon Lea House and Garden • Virtual Room Melbourne • Ghosts of the Old City Ghost Tour • Old Melbourne Ghost Tour• Entermission Melbourne

iVenture Melbourne Unlimited Attractions pass

5. iVenture Melbourne Unlimited Attractions pass

Soak up the sights and sounds of Melbourne with an Unlimited Attractions Pass that lets you uncover the city's treasures at your own pace. Choose from more than 20 attractions, visiting as many as you like in an unforgettable period of 2, 3, or 5 consecutive days. Make the most of your time in southeastern Australia, rising with the sun each day to discover the impressive array of sightseeing tours, attractions, cruises, watersports, and wildlife encounters that are calling to you. Admire the glittering metropolis from a bird's-eye perspective at the Melbourne Skydeck. On another day, marvel at Australian wildlife in the Melbourne Zoo and see the penguins at Phillip Island or fend off shivers at the IceBar Melbourne. Included attractions: • Melbourne Skydeck • Phillip Island Nature Park - 4 Park Pass • Melbourne Zoo • IceBar Melbourne • Melbourne River Cruise • Old Melbourne Gaol • Werribee Open Range Zoo • Healesville Sanctuary • Cook's Cottage • Moonraker dolphin and seal tour (seasonal) • Polly Woodside • Rippon Lea House and garden • Virtual Room Melbourne • Ghosts of the Old City Ghost Tour • Old Melbourne Ghost Tour• Entermission Melbourne

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What people are saying about Arts Centre Melbourne

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 622 reviews

Amazing experience, family friendly, beautiful views of and from Yarra River. Hosts was really good. Definitely worth it.

Good cruise allowing opportunities to get some great photos with helpful staff and amusing, informative commentary.

Great 2 hour trip on the Yarra River. We enjoyed the commentary and it’s a good way to learn about Melbourne

Interesting and entertaining information given about Melbourne, very helpful and professional staff!

The Guide was very knowledgeable of the Yarra River.