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Port Of Melbourne Boat Tours

Docklands | D05

Building Description

Port Open Day tours are fun, family-friendly events and the best way to see Australia’s busiest port, right on the city’s doorstep. Featuring a guided commentary from port staff, you’ll see Australia’s busiest port from a whole new angle. Melbourne’s port is Australia’s largest container and general cargo port and a vital trade gateway – whether sending Australian grain to Guangzhou or bringing us coffee from Colombia. Handling around 36% of the nation’s container trade, over 3,000 ships call at the port each year.

What's On

Tours depart from Victoria Harbour in Docklands (right at the end of the Victoria Lights Landing, directly in front of The Vue Docklands), and include Victoria Dock and Appleton Dock, the port’s more historic facilities, before visiting the container terminals at Swanson Dock.

Need to Know

  • Open: Sunday 28 July 10am–3pm

  • Tour Type: Open Entry, Guided

  • Tour Details: Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, running 40 minutes in groups of 240.

  • Access: Fully accessible, all ages.

  • Notes: Toilets available, covered shoes

  • Building Type: Transport

  • Architecture Era: Victorian (1851-1901)

  • Transport: Tram stop D18: Bourke St/Collins Ston routes 11 and 48

  • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Port Of Melbourne Boat Tours


Water Plaza, Victoria Harbour Docklands 3008, Docklands VIC


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