Established in 1987, Yarra River Cruises (formerly City River Cruises) offers sightseeing and function cruises through Melbourne’s beautiful Parks, Gardens, Ports and Docklands aboard our corporate cruiser the Melba Star.

Accommodating from 20 to 160 passengers, the MV Melb Star caters for corporate luncheons and dinners, river transfers, weddings, engagements, birthday parties, Christmas functions, New Year’s Eve parties, social-club activities, educational school excursions, daily sightseeing cruises, business lunches and dinners and much more. We can arrange all of your catering requirements for Buffets, Cocktail parties, Luncheons and Dinners. Yarra River Cruises’ friendly Function Co-ordinators will assist you on all aspects of the planning of your function from menus and bar facilities through to the smallest details.

The Melba Star will adapt splendidly to any occasion. The duration of the cruise can be organised to suit your needs. The Melba Star has been designed with particular emphasis on passenger comfort, with seating facilities, heating and private washrooms and a large sundeck. The ample fully weather protected indoor area and large after-deck allows for all occasion cruising, ideal any time of year. With our state of the art sound system and excellent musical directors, your party is guaranteed to be a hit.

For more information or to book your function, please contact us during business hours and one of our friendly Cruise Co-ordinators will be more than happy to help you make arrangements.

Our Cruises

1hr Sightseeing Cruise along the Yarra River

Jump on the MV Melba Star for a 1 hour sightseeing cruise along the city diving Yarra River. With tea/coffee,
1 Hour
All Year Round

New Years Eve Cruise on the Yarra

Yarra River Cruises presents the best New Year’s Eve Party in Melbourne. Join us from 8.30pm to 12.30am to watch
4 Hours
31st December
Subject to conditions

Cruise B: Parks, Sports Precinct and River Gardens: Upstream

Please note: Direction of travel not guaranteed due to tidal and other conditions. May be substituted with Cruise A. Please
1 Hour
All Year Round
Subject to conditions

Cruise A: Port of Melbourne and Docklands: Downstream

Please note: Direction of travel not guaranteed due to tidal and other conditions. May be substituted with Cruise B. Please
1 Hour
All Year Round