All information about Melbourne Cruise Port. Timetable for the arrival of ships, the time of their stay and the number of passengers. Melbourne Port news. Weather forecast and historical weather, as well as water temperatures around Melbourne.
Melbourne: tourist information
Melbourne is a city famous for its sense of style. Glamorous events are a trademark of the city, as are its cafes, wineries and shops. Melbourne boasts a lifestyle experience. There are beautiful buildings, fantastic shopping precincts and countless shows, exhibitions and galleries to entertain. It is also very easy to get around with the constant stream of trams.
Melbourne is a haven for special events. It is home to the country's richest horse race, the world-famous Tooheys Blue Melbourne Cup, the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Australian Open Tennis Championship, and the birthplace of Australian Rules Football. 2003 sees the Rugby World Cup Tour throughout Australia with games to be held in Melbourne. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the best in the world.
For sport of a different kind, Crown Casino is the biggest and best in Australia. Pubs in and near the city feature live entertainment and a chance to meet the locals. There are plenty of places to hang out late. Sport or entertainment, Melbourne has much more to offer than you will have time to enjoy.
The city's multi-cultural mix of people from more than 100 countries has created a myriad of cafes and restaurants. Italian, Greek, Asian, Middle Eastern, African and leading Australian chefs provide taste sensations to please every palate and every pocket. Choose anything from fast food to the finest five-course dinner with a view and silver service. Victoria also produces superb wines and great beers.
Just outside the city limits lies a world of natural beauty. The Twelve Apostles are accessible for a day trip although it is recommended you take your time travelling down the Great Ocean Road. Wilson's Promontory, a playground of wild animals, beaches, and forests, is only 3 hours drive away. Just around the corner on Phillip Island is the famous penguin parade. Each night, hundreds of penguins shuffle ashore with plenty of room for spectators to enjoy.
Only 50 kilometres or 1 hour drive from Melbourne is the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, a region of hills, forests, and most importantly, wine. There are over 200 vineyards in Victoria with each producing magnificent wines.
Further north is the high country where you can ski - and walk, kayak, canoe, abseil, fly and cycle. It is in these hills that Banjo Paterson wrote the poem, The Man from Snowy River.
Melbourne Cruise Port Schedule
Melbourne in the News
- Mar 23, 2023
Princess Cruises announces Australia & New Zealand 2024-2025 schedule Princess Cruises announced its 2024-2025 sailing schedule for Australia and New Zealand, includin...
- Mar 22, 2023
Princess Cruises Ship Performs Daring Midnight Rescue The Princess Cruises’ ship Grand Princess responded to a police call for assistance in the ...
- Mar 22, 2023
Grand Princess ship rescues 2 sailors at sea near the coast of Wilsons (Australia) A Princess Cruises' ship helped save a pair who were found clinging to a dinghy after their boat ...
- Mar 18, 2023
Drinking Ages on Cruise Ships: The Rules Do you have a cruise coming up, but want to know if you’re at the minimum drinking age? Maybe y...
- Mar 13, 2023
Cruise Passenger Tackles Magician During Performace On Stage During a recent Royal Caribbean cruise, a cruise passenger tackled a magician on stage during a p...
- Mar 4, 2023
Fred. Olsen unveils new 106-night ‘Voyage of Exploration Around the World’ aboard flagship Bolette Departing from Southampton (England UK) on January 6th, 2025, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines' flagship B...
- Feb 16, 2023
MSC Cruises Opens Sales for 2025 World Cruise MSC Cruises' 2025 World Cruise, scheduled to take place onboard MSC Magnifica, is now offici...
- Feb 16, 2023
MSC Cruises Opens 116-Night World Cruise Across 21 Countries MSC Cruises’ 2025 World Cruise onboard MSC Magnifica has opened up for sale. With a new iti...
- Feb 4, 2023
Passengers Evacuated After Fire Breaks Out on Viking Cruise Ship The cruise line, Viking, is currently investigating the incident, with early reports indicating t...
- Jan 28, 2023
Mooring Line Snaps Off Holland America Cruise Ship A powerful rain and wind storm in New Zealand caused problems at the Ports of Auckland on January...
- Jan 13, 2023
Azamara Quest's return to Australia - Cruise Critic Azamara has made a welcome return to Australian waters with Azamara QuestThere were plenty...
- Jan 13, 2023
5th cruise ship denied entry to New Zealand due to strict biofouling laws Regatta (Oceania) became the 5th cruise ship to cancel port calls in New Zealand because of stric...
- Jan 11, 2023
Cyclone Hale Impacts Another Cruise Ship Itinerary Cyclone Hale, which has already affected at least one cruise ship’s itinerary, continues to...
- Jan 11, 2023
Azamara Quest makes unscheduled call at Port Timaru (New Zealand) due to bad weather An Azamara Cruises ship carrying 800+ passengers and crew members will make an unscheduled call a...
- Jan 7, 2023
New Zealand Port Sets Record with Three Cruise Ships in One Day The port of Napier in New Zealand is set to break its own record this Saturday, January 7, with t...
Port rating and occupancy
Port of Melbourne ranks 167th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.
Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 113.
The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Melbourne in the next 12 months is 242495.
According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Melbourne ranks 25.
Weather in Melbourne
Current water temperature in Melbourne now is 66°F (18.9°C)
Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.