Arriving in Melbourne by cruise ship
Melbourne is a popular port for the world's most prestigious cruise liners. Just four kilometres from the city centre in Port Melbourne, Melbourne's Station Pier services large cruise ships.
Taxis operate pick-ups from the wharf and tram 109 services run directly to the city from the pier. Tram 109 also connects with Southern Cross Station and the airport Sky Bus.
Check the Port of Melbourne's cruise ship schedule for a list of cruise ship companies porting at Melbourne.
Other cruise ship ports in Victoria include Geelong, Portland, Phillip Island and Mornington.
Ferries to and around Melbourne
Direct ferry crossings between Devonport, Tasmania, and Station Pier, Melbourne, can be made on the Spirit of Tasmania I and II car and passenger ferry.
Both day and overnight crossings are available most days of the year. (From spring 2022, Spirit of Tasmania ferries are set to move port operations, departing instead from Corio Quay, North Geelong.)
See spiritoftasmania.com.au for details.
Melbourne Water taxis can transport you around the city, and Williamstown Ferries run between Southbank and Williamstown in Melbourne's west.
Visit melbournewatertaxis.com.au and williamstownferries.com.au for more information.
See searoad.com.au for details on the iconic ferry ride between Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula and Queenscliff over the bay on the Bellarine.
Port Phillip Ferries cruise up from Geelong and Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula to Melbourne's Docklands – see portphillipferries.com.au.