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Why you'll love Yarra Countess

  • Offers multiple boats for hire that can cater both social and private events.
  • Enjoy sightseeing tours at notable landmarks and city's major attractions.
  • Provides packages that include food, drinks and more to suit your specific requirements.

About the venue

The Yarra Countess is one of Melbourne River Cruises’ fleet of cruisers, a familiar sight upon the Yarra River, trundling past Southbank and around past the Botanic Gardens.

Combining sightseeing and a truly unique setting, they’re as popular with private events as they are with the many tourists who flock to Melbourne all year round.All of boats that make up Melbourne River Cruises are fully enclosed, each with their own viewing deck, onboard amenities, and an always-eager-to-help crew.

The cruises make their way past the iconic panoramic view that is Melbourne, from the twinkling skyline at night, to bustling Southbank, from the Botanic Gardens to the Docklands, and even further afield to Williamstown.The Yarra Countess fits up to 165 guests standing in a cocktail setting, or 110 seated for a dinner event.

Given the space available weddings are incredibly popular aboard the Yarra Countess. Corporate events are easily accommodated also, with Melbourne providing a memorable and unique backdrop for an office Christmas party or post-conference activity.Find Melbourne River Cruises at Federation Wharf below Federation Square, or at Southgate, Berth 5 Lower Promenade.

Yarra Countess Function Rooms

Yarra Countess Vessel

Yarra Countess Vessel

Embark on a unique journey along the Yarra River, where modern cuisine is paired with the stunning scenery of the riverbanks and the dazzling lights of Melbourne city. Large windows line the sides of the boat, providing panoramic views and ...

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Bhushan Patil

March 8, 2024

What a fantastic way to see some of the sights in Melbourne, the cruise was so much fun! Staff are friendly, hospitable, complimentary refreshments onboard and a nice little bar add to the whole experience. The views of the whole city in summer were great and the information on each spot were fun as well! Be advised, go to back of the boat as indoors you won’t see that much. So step out, enjoy beautiful Melbourne and support local businesses😊

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John Tadigiri

April 23, 2024

Kind, caring, professional staff. The captain has a good sense of spontaneous humour! They serve drinks as well onboard. It has been an insightful and pleasant 1 hour boat trip. Thank you team!!

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Rojesh Dhakal

November 24, 2023

Absolutely fantastic way to dive into Melbourne! The ongoing commentary adds such a cool vibe. Love that coffee and teas are part of the ticket – a real treat. Plus, the option to order drinks from the bar? Brilliant! The staff is super friendly – a big thumbs up. Totally recommend! 😊☕🌆

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Dann Mendis

April 20, 2024

Had an amazing time. Good boat, friendly staff and amazing views. Price is very reasonable as well compared to others. Highly recommended.

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Gary Wright

April 9, 2024

We did the 2 hour afternoon cruise, great sights and well priced. Thoroughly enjoyable time at a reasonable price.

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Amenities & Extras

Food & Beverage

Allows BYO Food
Bar Tab
BYO Drinks
Coffee / Tea
External Catering
Filtered Water
Venue Offers Catering

Audio Visual Equipment (AV)


Other Amenities & Extras

Dance Floor
External Music or DJ
Natural light
Outdoor Space