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Board here for Tasmanian voyage

Station Pier is the Melbourne home for the Spirit of Tasmania,which leaves very night for the Apple Isle. Cruise ships also dock here. Considering it's the first impression many... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Station Pier is the Melbourne home for the Spirit of Tasmania,which leaves very night for the Apple Isle. Cruise ships also dock here. Considering it's the first impression many travelers get of Australia, it's a bit run down. The area has been upgraded, so you can get a decent meal.

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Yulara, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you are boarding or departing a cruise ship then this sadly is the pier you will use. It is not up to scratch compared to other terminals in Australia like the two in Sydney and the one in Brisbane. Even Newcastle is getting a brand new terminal which is likely to be light years ahead of this dump. The... More 

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Easy access, plenty of restaurants and pubs to check out and still also very close to the city. Great part of Melbourne but the Port itself could do with some funds invested in some redevelopment.

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Merimbula, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It's a tired and rundown old dump that reached its use by date decades and decades ago. As an entry portal to Melbourne for Cruise ships, it presents poorly and is a disgrace. Sterlile, dirty, cold and drafty, it really is hard to find anything positive about the old concrete relic. But it gets worse. Get off a Cruise ship... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

On a warm day, Station pier is hard to beat. Catch the 109 tram from the city center and enjoy the sea, sand and some pretty tidy eateries. You can also have fish and chips by the water or out on Station Pier.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Station Pier dates from 1864 and passenger ships, including the ferries to Tasmania dock here. In the past multitudes of migrants landed here. Although it is close to the city and there is a tram at the end of the pier I think that the facilities and transportation are not up to an acceptable standard for a city of over... More 

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Traralgon, Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Our ship docked here for a couple of days from Sydney on the way to New Zealand and although it brought back pleasant memories of when I arrived here from England 59 years ago it sure could do with an upgrade. It is very very tired not a good entry to the fair city of Melbourne. It is a nice... More 

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Merimbula, Australia
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

If the Victorian Govt is earnest in its quest to attract more cruise ships and inject more tourist funds into its economy, them it has to have a hard look at the shambles which is Station Pier. Traffic flow, both in and out, is a nightmare. When a cruise ship is in it can take 20 mins to move a... More 

1 Thank David W
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Popped down too Station Pier too see the ferry too Tasmania. Had a coffee in a nice quiet area with my wife and watched the action taking place at the pier. The girl behind the counter was lovely and made us feel at home and made a god coffee.

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Absolutely the best way to travel, drive on in Melbourne, drive off in Tassie, the Spirit staff are great, food's great, plenty on board to keep you occupied, just love, love, love it.

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