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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • See the city of Melbourne pass by as you enjoy an evening cruise with fine food and wine
  • Enjoy a four course meal inclusive of drinks onboard the cruise
  • A relaxed and intimate setting with personalised service and attention to detail
  • Perfect for special occasions
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday


    3 hours

    Start time

    1930h (7:30pm)
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meeting Point

    Spirit of Melbourne departs from Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct Landing; Lower Promenade; Berth No. 3 (across the river from Flinders Street Railway Station)

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Nothing can make your Melbourne evenings as memorable as the Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise, cruise along the Yarra river and enjoy dinner aboard the quaint The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising restaurant.

    Admire the beauty of the cityscape illuminated under the evening sky, as you cruise down the river. With a stunning background of colours and lights, enjoy a fashionable fusion of international dishes and fine Australian wines when you indulge in an extensive four-course dinner.

    As night falls, the city of Melbourne unveils itself like never before and this relaxing dinner cruise makes up for an intimate and romantic evening. This tour is perfect for special occasions with your loved one.


    You will start your Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise from Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct Landing, Lower Promenade, Berth No. 3 Cruise. Watch the city lit up under the night sky as you cruise along Melbourne’s Yarra River. Appreciate the beauty of the city and its striking illuminated buildings and parks. Take pleasure in fine dining at the cruising restaurant which passes alongside the Botanical Gardens and sporting stadiums.

    While onboard, you will enjoy a scrumptious four-course dinner prepared freshly by the gourmet chefs on the cruise. The menu is as follows:

    - Smoked Kangaroo served with a red cabbage and cranberry jelly
    - Shredded Chicken tossed through a sesame glass noodle salad (GF)
    - Prawn and Scallop cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce (GF)
    - Roast pumpkin, spinach and fetta pappardelle pasta served with a Napolitano sauce

    Main Course
    - Chargrilled Chicken Breast marinated in basil pesto atop a corn polenta wedge served with green peas and a porcini cream sauce
    - Crispy skinned Salmon Fillet served with a saffron mayonnaise, roast kipfler potatoes and a mixed leaf salad (GF)
    - Pan fried Beef Eye Fillet garnished with a prawn sitting upon a potato pumpkin mash and broccoli with a creamy garlic jus (served medium) (GF)
    - Seared Pork Loin served on a roasted melody of potato, capsicum and carrot with a dash of vincotto and truffle oil (GF)
    - Oven baked vegetable filo wrap on a puree of spinach served with a garden salad

    Dessert and Cheese Tasting Platter
    Selection of Desserts and Australian Cheeses

    Tea, Coffee and Chocolates
    Served with your choice of port, cognac or liqueur

    Premium selection of beverages
    Premium red and white wines
    Selection of beers
    Comprehensive range of spirits

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 3 Hour Cruise
    • 4 course gourmet dinner prepared fresh by Chefs on board
    • All beverages; including premium Australian table wines, sparkling wines, beer, basic spirits, cognac and Liqueurs


    • Hotel Transfers
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details
    Children 3-13 years will be eating from the children’s menu (Chicken Schnitzel or Spaghetti Bolognaise)
    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Maximum passengers that can be accommodated is 80
  • Reviews
    • Well worth doing

      Thank you to the Spirit Of Melbourne Dinner Cruise. Everything went very smoothly. The cruise left on time and was very rewarding the Lights of Melbourne City and reflections in...

      Karen P Perry