Melbourne - Cruising Up the River

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Cruising Up the River

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(10 reviews)
Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
45 mins

About the tour

Join me for a tranquil cruise on the river 'that flows upside down'. The Yarra River is one of Victoria's iconic waterways with spiritual and cultural significance for Aboriginal communities. To the Wurundjeri people the river, known as Birrarung, was the life source and an important meeting place. On this tour we'll go upstream and within moments of departing from the cultural Arts precinct we'll be cruising through picturesque gardens and parklands. Along the way we'll pass some of our famous sporting arenas. Relax with me on the peaceful river.

Meet Susanna


Susanna is an avid reader of historical detective novels, a radio producer, civil celebrant, over-worked grandmother and, for fun, she reconstructs Ancient Roman recipes. For over 30 years she taught adults, particularly women, in the technical aspects of radio broadcasting and film production, or how to get out there and just do it. She's also been a social worker, a consulting psychologist, stage actor and barmaid. Susanna is a proud descendant of 19th century convicts, republicans and revolutionaries and still wants to be a time-traveller.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Melbourne with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Melbourne. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers


21 June 2021


Merle R.

21 June 2021

I expected to actually learn about the river, the sites we saw, anything. Unless someone asked a question there was pretty much no commentary given. And then sometimes the answer wasn't known. Luckily a very helpful local who was on the tour was able to fill in the gaps. I had to double check after the tour to make sure it wasn't billed as a silent tour.

M K.

21 June 2021

Enjoyable and relaxing boat tour. Susanna is very cheerful and does a great job.

Marilyn P.

21 June 2021

Thanks, Susannah for a pleasant cruise up the river. Something I have been meaning to do for ages, so it’s great to be able to sample it first!

Gail H.

21 June 2021

Very nice bot tour but a little short on factual information. Would have liked to learn more about the history of Melbourne. Pleasant person tho.

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