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5 Reasons We Love Winter Cruising in Melbourne

Summer may have come to an end and the good weather of late will finally come to an end, but that doesn’t mean that the 2017 cruising days are behind you until the next Spring/Summer. It just means that you get to experience one of the river’s best kept secrets – cruising during Winter! We asked our staff what makes cruising on the Yarra River during the Winter month’s so amazing.

  1. You have the Yarra River to yourself

    Okay, so maybe not completely to yourself but there is much less traffic in winter months compared to the summer. While you still need to obey all the rules of the river (stay to the right, maintain a good lookout for other boats etc.) you will enjoy a much less interrupted cruise and tour of Melbourne.

  2. You can admire the Winter colours of Melbourne

    While cruising through the heart of Melbourne City on the Yarra River, you can admire the Winter foliage from the water. Melbourne is green city, with lots of surrounding city parks and trees that have turned a stunning yellow, orange and red. This can be best admired along the Botanical Gardens and then, along the North side of the river past Flinders Street Station.

  3. Stay warm, dry and cosy while aboard

    One thing that makes our hire boats so special is that they can be fully enclosed for a comfortable ride, even when the temperature falls. The clear windows still allow for ample viewing while the boats stay surprisingly warm. Planning a date night? We recommend snuggling under one of our blankets provided on-board to cuddle up with your loved one as you explore Melbourne city.

  4. Indulge in winter treats whilst cruising

    Why not bring a little taste of Winter aboard for you cruise? Bring along some red wine a cheese platter with dried fruits or chocolate. Like most things in the cooler months, Winter cruises are best enjoyed with a warm beverage in hand, so maybe even pack a thermos of hot chocolate!

  5. Take advantage of Winter savings

    Enjoy 20% off all winter self-drive hire bookings through to the end of the winter season – it doesn’t get much better than that! Use promo code WINTER2017 when booking online to take advantage of this great deal and start looking forward to what’s sure to be a fantastic river cruise in Melbourne.

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