There are now even more opportunities for boat lovers to enjoy Melbourne’s world class events .
Getting to Melbourne by boat really adds another dimension, and the excitement begins when you enter the mouth of the Yarra from Hobsons Bay (adjacent to Webb Dock) into a working harbour with its fascinating blend of sights and sounds, later to be welcomed by the spectacular views of the Melbourne’s city skyline as Docklands greets you.
Docklands is Melbourne’s newest waterfront precinct and is conveniently located just minutes away from the Melbourne’s famed laneways, food mecca, international sporting events, and cultural festivals. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or free tram ride, or travel by water along the city’s famous Yarra River to the heart of our city.
Boasting more than 30km of navigable, urban and suburban waterway, from the Maribyrnong River to the Yarra (equivalent of Manly to Parramatta on Sydney’s ferry route), there are five marinas within in Docklands, with a total of 350 wet berths (70 of which are dedicated to casual berthing) so there is plenty of room for visiting boats, plus quality support facilities. The visitors’ berths at any of the marinas are clearly marked with green caps atop the marina piles.
Enjoy free fireworks every Friday during winter or capture your own spot in summer at Melbourne City Marina, the largest visitor berthing facility in Melbourne. Located in
the safe harbour and calm waters of Victoria Harbour, this value-for-money boating destination managed by the City of Melbourne, offers diverse and modern on-shore facilities with a new ‘talk-of-the-town’ marina lounge.
Melbourne City Marina is testament to the City of Melbourne’s renewed emphasis on water activity, increased boating visitation and the Melbourne unique
Take your boat out to Melbourne City Marina, the ‘gateway’ to one of the world’s most liveable and exciting cities.
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Boating in Melbourne
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