Experience Melbourne as you have never seen it before from a kayak on the Yarra River. Our two person kayaks are perfect for a day of paddling through the magical scenery of Melbourne. Take in the city’s iconic sights and learn a thing or two about the vast history.
Our tour begins across the river from Federation Square, where you will meet your professional guides who will give all the equipment needed and take care of any bags/or valuables. Before they get on the river the guides will take you through a quick skills session and a safety briefing.
Then the adventure begins! Depending on conditions we may head upstream or downstream. Either way, you’ll get to see the city from a very different point of view.
If we head upstream we will pass the Royal Botanical Gardens, Rod Laver Arena all the way to Herring Island located just past Chapel Street. At Herring Island there will be the opportunity to get out of the kayak and explore the Island before heading back down into the city.
If we head downstream we will have a a very different view of Southbank, Crown Casino and Docklands. There we will have the opportunity to get up close to multi-million dollar yachts.
Learning about Melbourne’s history is also part of this your. Find out why the Yarra had such an important role in Melbourne being settled and how it has changed over the years. Even people who have lived in Melbourne all their lives are surprised by what they learn on our tour!
We will meet opposite Federation Square in Boathouse Drive. We will send you confirmation details upon booking so you will have a map with directions to the abseil site.
DATES & TIMES
This tour is available all year round on set dates. All our dates can be viewed in the ‘Book Tour’ box. If you have a group of 6 or more and would like another date please contact us to see if we can cater to your date of choice.
- Professional kayaking guides.
- Kayak, paddle hire & safety gear including PFD (personal flotation device).
WHAT TO BRING
When you book an email will be sent to you with details on what to bring for your kayaking tour. We recommend to dress for the weather and keep in mind that there is a high chance you will get wet so please bring a change of clothes. We can lock your personal belongings in our vehicle while you’re on your tour. If you would like to take photos please bring a waterproof camera as there is ample opportunity to take some awesome shots of Melbourne’s iconic spots.
PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS TOUR
- Minimum age: 12 years.
- Maximum weight: 110 kg.
- Adults to accompany children under the age of: 16 years.
- Participants under 18 years old must have their forms filled in by parent or guardian.
- Average level of fitness required, if you have any previous illness please advise before booking.
- You must have your own transport to get to the site. We do not offer pick ups.