Our White Water Kayaking with Winery Lunch experience is a fantastic way to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and what better way to conclude than with a well rewarded lunch at the fantastic Rockford Winery.
The kayaking portion of the tour has just the right mix of exciting grade 1 & 2 rapids as well as beautiful scenery and local wildlife. Perfect for couples, families or a group of mates looking for a great day out.
Only 45 mins from Melbourne we have found the perfect setting to experience white water kayaking. Wonga Park is just far enough from Melbourne CBD to satisfy those seeking a quiet, retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city without hours of travel. It is also located only a short drive from some of Victoria’s best wineries such as Rochford Wines and Yering Station.
When you arrive you will be greeted by our fun guides who will get you all the gear you need for the day and organise to get your car to the finishing point. After this it is time to hit the water where you will be taken through a skills session. The first kilometre is nice and flat, which is perfect because it gives you an opportunity to practice your new-found skills before the real fun starts!
Once you get to the first rapid your instructors will have a quick chat teaching you what to do, what not to do and how to correct yourself when you do the things you were told not to do! Then the fun really begins with grade 1-2 rapids every few hundred meters.
You will have ample opportunity to test your new-found white water kayaking skills and take in the beautiful scenery. Your instructors will also give you some tips along the way and challenge you with different techniques. We cater to our group whether timid or adventurous and have a good time, every time!
Once the action portion of the tour is complete it’s time to make your way to Rochford Wines, a short drive from the river. Here you will be treated to a 2 course meal with wine tasting whilst you overlook the beauty of the vineyard. It really is the perfect way to round off an exciting morning.
Yarra River, Wonga Park, Victoria. We will send you confirmation details upon booking so you will have a map and directions. Wonga Park is approximately 45mins from Melbourne. Rochford Wines is a 20 minute drive east of the river, at 878-880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770.
DATES & TIMES
White Water Kayaking 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
- Inflatable kayaks which are extremely safe and stable
- Paddle hire & safety gear including PFD (personal floatation device)
- Delicious winery lunch and Cellar Door Wine Tasting Experience from Rochford Wines (only a short 20min drive from our Kayaking site).
WHAT TO BRING
An email will be sent to you upon booking with a packing list for individuals and parental consent form (if required) that needs to be filled out and returned on the day. If you would like to take photos please bring a waterproof camera as there will be plenty of opportunity to take some awesome shots while on the river.
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
Participants must be able to swim at least 25 metres.