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Free Guided Boat Tours of the Port

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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A really good family activity

A great thing to do, now the weather is warmer, is to take a guided tour of the Port of Melbourne. These great tours are not only engaging but totally free.

There is nothing like getting up close to a huge container ship and realising just how hugely awesome they are. You can look up at the giant cranes that stock these boats with containers and marvel at the ingenuity behind it all. Or see the huge berths for dry caroges sucha s cement, grain, sugar and gypsum.

This is a great educational tour for kids and adults like.

Just think where some of these ships are heading. All over the world. See if you can pick where they came from by their flags, insignias and names.

Watch them being unloaded and think about the vast world of international trade which occurs in our port. Did you know that the Port of Melbourne is the largest container and general port in Australia? Or that it handles two million TEU (those twenty foot containers) each year? Well you will know this and a lot more after this tour when you experience this thriving waterworld first hand.

Tours leave from both the Docklands and Gem Pier in Williamstown. They run on the weekends so you can take the whole family.

These fascinating excursions booked out quickly last year so do take note of the booking information below to secure your place.

Kids will love this

Bookings essential.

Or phone toll free on 1300 857 662.

An exciting tour for all ages

Teachers can organise special classes

Teachers may also be interested to know that excursions abound at the Port and you are encouraged to contact the Port Education Officer to discuss how the Port Education program can enhance your curriculum whether it be primary, secondary or tertiary.

Tel: 61 3 9683 1361

Next tours - March 2013
If you wish to attend please email your name and suburb to, with 'March Tours' in the Subject line.

They'll send you a note to let you know when bookings open.
Have fun!
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Why? To experience the majesty of shipping and learn more about your port.
Phone: 1300 857 662
Where: Gem Pier Williamstown & Docklands
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Hi Nadine

The November and December port tours have concluded. Can you please remove this article from your list? In particular can you remove the link to the online booking form as its no longer active.

The Port expects to provide more boat tours in March so feel free to re-post the article then with the link to the new booking form which we will be happy to provide you.


Jenny Bygrave
Community Relations Manager
Port of Melbourne Corporation
03 9683 1512
by Jen (score: 1|10) 2846 days ago
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