NYE | Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise


$450.00 / per adult
  • 4 course meal w/ premium drinks
  • 4.5 hour cruise
  • Live DJ
  • Fireworks show

New Year’s Eve is one of the most anticipated occasions of the year, and what better way to celebrate than by indulging in a luxurious and unforgettable dining cruise with Melbourne River Cruises? Our 4.5-hour New Year’s Eve dinner cruise in Melbourne begins at 8:00 PM and continues until 12:30 AM, taking guests on a spectacular journey along the scenic Yarra River with mesmerising views of the city skyline and other iconic landmarks.

The menu for the night includes four tantalising courses, each meticulously crafted and prepared by our experienced chefs to deliver a culinary experience that will delight your senses. This includes a fantastic selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, allowing guests to indulge in their favourite drinks while enjoying the stunning views of Melbourne. The atmosphere onboard the Spirit of Melbourne is lively and vibrant, with live music adding to the festivities. Guests can dance the night away, mingle with other guests, or simply relax and enjoy the company of their loved ones.

NYE Boat Cruise with Dinner – 4 Courses

If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable culinary experience in Melbourne, our all-inclusive 4 course meal will leave you satiated. Our menu has been thoughtfully crafted to showcase the very best of local and seasonal ingredients, with a focus on delivering exceptional flavour and presentation. As part of our all-inclusive NYE boat cruise with dinner package, you’ll be treated to a mouth-watering selection of entree and main course options, with something to suit every palate. Whether you’re a meat lover or a vegetarian, we’ve got you covered with a range of delicious options.

Of course, no meal is complete without a sweet finish, and our dessert menu won’t disappoint. All of our meals are also served with a great selection of beverages to perfectly complement your meal and enhance your dining experience. From wines and beers through to spirits and soft drinks, we have no shortage of options to choose from. While you dine, you’ll also have the opportunity to take in the stunning views of our vibrant city and the cosmopolitan culture that makes Melbourne truly unique.

The check-in and boarding process for our NYE dinner cruises will commence at 7:30 PM and conclude at 8:00 PM sharp. If you haven’t received a confirmation email for your booking within 48 hours, please get in touch with us right away. To ensure that we can cater to your dietary needs, kindly inform us of any specific requirements you may have in advance. Additionally, passengers who purchase tickets online must provide proof of their tickets upon arrival.

Make a Booking Today

If you’re looking for a truly unique and unforgettable way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, our New Year’s Eve dinner cruise is the perfect choice. To book online, click the Book Now button above (maximum allowance of 10 guests per online booking). Please make a phone booking if you would like to avoid online booking fees. For large group bookings (above 10 guests), call us for assistance. Call us now for an enquiry, or click on the Enquire Now button. The Spirit of Melbourne is not operational on our Event Days. Please visit our Events Page for further information.

Ticket Kiosk & Departure Locations

Below is a list of our all our key locations:

Locations Address Purchase Tickets Departure Location Map Hours Of Operation
Southgate BERTH 1, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 | Cruising Restaurant NO YES Click Here | Google Maps 9:30AM to 3:00PM (MON-SUN)
Southgate BERTH 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 YES YES Click Here | Google Maps 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Federation Wharf VAULT 10, Federation Wharf (Princes Walk), Melbourne VIC 3000 YES YES Click Here 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Head Office VAULT 11, Banana Alley, 367 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 YES No 9:00AM to 5:00PM (MON-FRI)
Williamstown GEM PIER, 1 Syme Street, Williamstown VIC 3016 No YES Click Here N/A

Click Here For Departure Times And Fare Information

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

Unfortunately, our vessels (including the on-board restrooms) are not wheelchair accessible and we do not have the facilities to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Passengers must be able to manage stairs to board and disembark the vessel on there own or be assisted by their carers only as our staff are not permitted to assist (by carrying any passengers for boarding) in any way.


We do not offer bookings for groups less then 15 guests for our sightseeing cruises however you are able to purchase a prepaid voucher from our website.

Please note that this does not secure a time or a date and we do recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to the cruise time you are after to secure your spot.

Yes, as our schedule is subject to weather and tidal conditions you will need to call us from 9.45am on the morning of your preferred cruise date. Please call 03 8610 2600

Yes. Spending the day is Williamstown is a great way to see a different part of Melbourne. Return times are 1 hour after the ferry leaves the City but must be confirmed on the day.

You will find us located across from the Langham Hotel on the rivers edge.

All beverages as listed are included and served throughout the cruise.

We ask that guests please arrive no later than 7.15pm for boarding.
Please note that our cruise will leave at 7.30pm sharp and will not wait for late guests.

The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant cruises up river, passing the Botanical Gardens and sporting stadiums.
Please note that our cruise path is subject to weather and tidal conditions.

We operate our dinner cruise Thursdays to Sundays at 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Alternative days can be arranged for groups of 15+

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

The Spirit of Melbourne can accommodate up to 90 passengers and the floor plan is designed for the bookings that evening. Each booking will have their own table, large groups of 15 or more may be split across two tables.

Yes we do welcome children on board. In the interest of other guests children must remain seated at all times.

Please see our menu for details. Much of our menu is Gluten Free and we also offer vegetarian catering.

Smart casual.

Unlike the ocean the Yarra River is very calm and flat. It is very unlikely that travelling on our vessels will cause any motion sickness.

Cakes can be purchased at a cost. At least 7 days notice is required to order these items. Call us for sizes and pricing.


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