Melbourne is the crown of the South and the premier Cultural, Arts, and Sporting capital of Australia. With an abundance of beautiful building, tree lined streets, parks and gardens it is a destination that must be seen on your visit to Australia. Also home to some fantastic shopping strips and upmarket restaurants it is Australia's most European like city.
Melbourne Cruises depart at the Station Pier in Port Melbourne, which is located approximately 5km from the centre of the city.
Popular Tourist Spots
Crown Casino is a popular destination for tourists in Melbourne. The vibrant St Kilda area (not far from Port Melbourne) has an interesting mix of restaurants and a beautiful beach area to unwind after your long cruising journey. For animal lovers, there is Melbourne Zoo, and day trips from Melbourne could include a Great Ocean Road visit or the Winery Region of the Yarra Valley.
Shopping & Dining
Shop at Melbourne's famous Chapel Street in South Yarra, or head into the CBD for some shopping at Melbourne Central and QV. Dine out in Lygon Street Carlton for Italian, Chinatown in the CBD, or St Kilda for modern Australian.
Popular Cruises departing from Melbourne include those to Sydney, Brisbane and the Eastern Coast of Australia. Or for a southerly experience try a cruise around Tasmania. Cruises to Fiji and the South Pacific are also popular.
Popular Cruise Liners
- P&O Australia
- Carnival Australia
- Royal Caribbean
- Princess Cruises
- Holland America Line
Hotels Near the Cruise Terminal
If you're looking for some accommodation near the arrival and departure area, there are limited options. For larger hotels and motels try the following options a short distance away.
- The Hamptons Apartments is located right in the heart of Port Melbourne (5 minute walk from the cruise terminal)
- Hilton South Wharf is within 3km of the cruise terminal.
- Pensione Hotel is within 4km.
Take a private city tour with your very own driver, head to the Yarra Valley Winery Region, Mornington Peninsula or join a Sports Lovers Tour. Check out our full list of the Best Melbourne Shore Excursions.
Head over to St Kilda for a coffee and walk around the St Kilda foreshore. For some fun, try Luna Park where you can ride rollercoasters, eat ice cream or drive the dodgem cars.