Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Cruise with Drinks
- Duration: 3 hours
Board your fully enclosed boat at Southbank Promenade to start your dinner cruise along the Yarra River. While aboard the floating restaurant, take in views of the lit-up city skyline, and pass by waterfront sights such as Federation Square, Flinders Station, Rod Laver Arena, Riverside Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Relax with a beer, liquor, or red, white or sparkling wine, and enjoy the romantic atmosphere on the boat. Your dinner is prepared by talented chefs and served by attentive staff. It will also be paired with premium Australian wines. After a tasting platter, main course, dessert platter, and cheese platter, your luxurious meal culminates with a coffee or tea and a glass of port or liqueur. You’ll be full and relaxed by the time you return to the Southbank Promenade to end your cruise. Sample menu (subject to change): Entrée Tasting Platter • Lamb Ko...
The service is great and the experience is not too bad. Food and drinks are average. We were not that impressed
After pick-up from your accommodation in central Melbourne or St Kilda, journey out through the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne to the small country town of Tooradin. Continue above the top of Westernport Bay and stop at Maru Koala and Wildlife Park. Here you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Australian wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, emus, dingos, wombats and of course, koalas. You’ll also have the option to have your photo taken with a koala (not included, pay at the time) and hand feed kangaroos! From here it is a short drive to Phillip Island where you’ll make your way to the spectacular views of Cape Woolamai and Woolamai Beach. Walk along the beach, dip your feet in or sit back and relax. A short drive along the island will take you to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The far western end of the Island is some of the most spectacular coas...
Organization was really fine, everything worked out and Tara was a very nice and funny guide. To watch the penguin parade was a great experience, too. So funny and cute to watch the little guys walking along the seaside to their homes. Maybe good to know: Photography is not allowed with the penguins, but at all other events it's no problem. Take warm clothes (windbreaker, scarf and cap) for the penguins, because in late evening/night it gets really cold with the wind at the beach. Not as good as expected the go-together with the Koalas. It's quite expensive to get in touch with them (~30 AUD) for a quick photo - and that's all. No option for stay longer close to them, maybe little feeding or just watch them close. And my photo wasn't that nice, too (couldn't see it before printed :\). So think about the Koala photo (you have to wait in queue -> time loss), but at all I would recommend the tour and do again :)
Depart Melbourne and travel to Phillip Island to watch the smallest penguin species in the world waddle up the beach at sunset. Before you get to the Island, stop at Phillip Island Koala Reserve where you will experience a ranger-led tour through the koalas' native habitat. Meet the koalas face-to-face on the spectacular tree-top boardwalk. Upon arrival at Phillip Island, visit the Cape Woolamai and Woolamai Beach. Let the sand flow through your toes as you stroll along the pristine beach and watch the local surfers carve the often monstrous waves. Then, journey to the far western end of the Island to view the extinct volcano remains of The Nobbies. Venture onto the boardwalks to explore the beautiful coastline. If you're lucky you may even see some little penguins in their burrows or huddling under the platforms. Experience the highlight of the day at the Phillip Island Penguin Para...
Amazing trip! Scott was the best guide we could wish for! Thank you so much for the great experience.
Experience the sights of Melbourne from a unique water level perspective. Melbourne’s Yarra River is an excellent location for new paddlers to experience kayaking for the first time, or for experienced kayakers to enjoy a stunning paddle through the scenic waterways. No kayaking experience is needed to enjoy the tour, as patient guides will be with you every step of the way. Make use of a fleet of fibreglass sea kayaks, which are extremely stable and easy to operate. The tour meets just before sunset in Victoria Harbor, part of the modern Docklands precinct in the west end of the city. After a short safety briefing and paddling technique session on dry land, set off for an exploration of the sights in Victoria Harbor before tying up to a dock in a beautiful marina. Stay seated in your boats to be served fish and chips for a very special on-the-water dining experience. After your meal ...
Brett and Mat were excellent guides and the entire tour had lots of scenic variety. I’ve lived in Melbourne for 7 years so it was great to see the city from a different perspective!
There are so many great restaurants in Melbourne, and with new ones popping up regularly, it’s hard to keep up. The best way to sample Melbourne’s famous restaurant scene is to experience a few in one evening. With clusters of amazing venues within walking distance, enjoy a great way to see and taste the city on a delicious and enjoyable experience. This progressive degustation walk is a tour of Melbourne’s hidden away and amazing restaurants. Visit three unique venues, with exclusive wine tastings and tantalising savoury tastes from their menus. Hear from the passionate wine waiters who share their favourite drops, and restaurateurs who reveal how their distinctive restaurant design, location and menus came to be.
Really great experience. Had the opportunity to sample great wines and fantastic food. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend this tour.
During this tour, you will stop for tastings at three of Melbourne’s coolest whiskey and gin bars, including Melbourne’s oldest dedicated whisky bar and the only distillery in the CBD. You will taste different liquors and learn about the history of each spirit. Each tasting is accompanied by a pairing snack to really bring out the flavor. Learn about the man dubbed the Ned Kelly of Victorian whisky, how Victoria – not Tasmania – led whiskey and gin production in the 19th and early 20th Century, and hear about the local distillery which was so good, its overseas owners demanded they lower their quality to stop beating foreign competitors. You will also learn fun facts about the rich global history of whisky and gin.
Explore the eastern side of the Melbourne Central Business District, home to some of our most famous and interesting laneways. This is the side of Melbourne most tourists and some locals never see. Learn about the earliest founders, the cause of Melbourne love affair – and later fall out – with drinking, the rise of street art, a tragic case of miscarried justice, the 1851 gold rush, secret men’s clubs, and much more. Stop for drinks at three of Melbourne’s best bars, plus pass by a dozen or so more for you to jot down and visit another time. Spend about 30-45 minutes in each bar so you’re not feeling rushed. Finally, receive a mystery gift at the end of the tour.
Get an interactive 3-hour lesson in Indian home cooking on this thali meal workshop in the heart of Melbourne. The Indian thali is not just a meal or plate; it is a tradition where the many rituals have been handed down from one generation of cooks to the next. During your class, discover the culinary heritage behind the thali, and what makes every element of it so important to a balanced diet. Watch a cooking demonstration before your hands-on class, and prepare at least 5 items for a full meal that everyone will savor together. Learn about knife kits and how to utilize the commercial cooking equipment of the venue. Each participant receives a recipe pack so that they have all the information to prepare the meal at home.
This small group tour will take you in a Mercedes Benz through the city of Melbourne towards the famous Brighton Beach Boxes on the bay for some memorable photo opportunities. Following that, the tour then heads south towards Phillip Island. On the way your guide will share interesting stories as well as facts about Melbourne and the region, including pointing out where some international celebrity holiday spots lie. A stop for lunch (at your own expense) at the quaint seaside town of San Remo is next on the agenda. Once having later arrived at Phillip Island, you will visit a family-run open-range wildlife sanctuary where you can feed kangaroos and walk amongst up to 80 species of native animals and birds, including koalas, emus, wombats, and echidnas. Following the wildlife encounter you will head straight to the rugged cliff faces of the Nobbies overlooking Western Port Bay and Bass...
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The food was lovely and the staff were very friendly and fantastic. Service was exceptional and the cruise was so relaxing and enjoyable while having a nice refreshment. Highly recommended and we would definitely go again.
It was a great evening with very personable staff, delicious food & a generous serving of drinks. The lights on the Yarra looked amazing. Sam & Lily looked after us very well.
we were celebrating our anniversary and everything was perfect. staff was very gentle. The dishes were prepare just as we asked. thanks
It was a wonderful evening - everything was organised and on time - food was great - very enjoyable evening - thank you
Excellent food excellent service and very affordable! this is a wonderful experience enjoying melbourne.