This activity is a huge amount of fun! River Sleds are purpose built craft that are designed specifically to allow beginners to journey down the grade 1 & 2 rapids of the Yarra River, within the stunning Warburton, Yarra Valley region. Laying down on the sled the lucky bearer of this gift will at times drift down the river in a relaxed state whilst taking in the lush green scenery of the tall mountain ash, red gums and ferns. At other times they will be adventuring and negotiating their way down the rapids, holding onto the handles of their sled as they dip over some small rapid drops.

  • Only 75 minutes from Melbourne
  • Stunningly scenic nature
  • Loads of FUN!!

The beautiful Yarra Valley hosts the perfect setting to experience all that River Sledding has to offer. Warburton is a nature lovers haven, designed to satisfy those seeking a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city without hours of travel. We literally float our way into the town centre of beautiful Warburton!

On arrival they will be greeted by our fun guides who will get them all the gear they need for the day and organise to get all cars to the finishing point. After this it is time to hit the water where they will be taken through a skills session, beginning in a flat pool on the river which is perfect because it allows the opportunity to practice their new-found skills before the real fun starts!

Within a short distance they will arrive at the first rapid where the instructors will have another quick chat about how to approach moving white water and will demonstrate to them the best ways to head downstream. Then the fun really begins with grade 1-2 rapids every few hundred meters until you reach the end.

They will have ample opportunity to test their new-found sledding skills and take in the beautiful scenery.


River Sledding is in the Yarra Valley on the Upper Yarra River in Warburton. This is a short drive from Melbourne and has easy access to the river and roads with loads of small and continuous exciting rapids.


  • Professional white water guides
  • River Sled, wetsuit and spray jacket
  • Safety gear including PFD (personal floatation device) & helmet


River Sledding is available from November to May on set dates.


Minimum age: 12 years
Maximum weight: 110 kg
Participants under 18 years old must have their forms filled in by parent or guardian
Participants must be able to swim at least 25 metres.