There’s no better way to start the day off in Melbourne than by getting your paddle on in the beautiful Yarra River! This invigorating kayak tour of Melbourne is sure to wake you up in a truly unique way, and show you the sights all at the same time.
You’ll begin this morning tour in Melbourne in the beautiful gardens that stretch along the Yarra River at Boathouse Drive. Here you’ll enjoy a brief warm up stretching session to ensure your body is fully awake and refreshed for the paddle ahead.
After a quick yet thorough paddling lesson, you’ll get kitted up with all your safety gear and jump into one of our new Sea Bear kayaks, which are designed with stability in mind, making them the perfect for first-time and experienced paddlers alike. You’ll head off downriver, passing under the Princes Bridge and into the heart of Melbourne. You’ll follow your informative local guide as you continue along the Yarra River, passing by Flinders Station and the iconic Polly Woodside vessel at South Wharf. With a local by your side, you’ll not only see many of Melbourne’s famous landmarks, but also learn the history behind them.
After a short break at this point in your Melbourne kayak tour, you’ll head back upstream past Crown Casino and into the lively South Bank district, before finishing up back at Boathouse Drive. This loop will teach you so much about the history of this fascinating city, in a truly unique way, as well as give you a new appreciation of Melbourne as you explore it at this hour. From here your guide will be happy to give you some tips on where to carry on your day in the area, or help you with finding a route back to your accommodation.
This tour is a good length for younger paddlers who can team up with Mum or Dad, or one of our guides, and there is no experience necessary to take part.
Inclusions: All paddling accessories, waterproof bags and bottle of water
Exclusions: Tips or gratuities for your guide
Dress standard: You can wear your normal clothes but you may want to bring a change of clothes if you are going out afterwards as you may get a little wet.
Your Trip: This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: It is recommended that you bring a sun hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses, especially during the warmer months.
Child Policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusive.