Kite surfing, Kite Republic, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Water sports

With the Yarra river running through the city and Port Phillip Bay's safe and sandy beaches, there's plenty of opportunities for contemplation or adrenaline-fuelled fun in, on and by the water.

Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Boating and sailing

See Melbourne from a different angle by getting out on the water, sail the sparkling waters of Port Phillip Bay or cruise down the Yarra River.

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Kiteboarding, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kiteboarding and windsurfing

Make the most of Melbourne's long hot summer and plentiful onshore winds and try your hand at sailboarding or kitesurfing at popular beach spots.

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Bathing boxes at Brighton beach, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Swimming

Take a dip and cool off at one of the many beaches in Melbourne in the warmer months or swim in a local public pool all year round.

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Kayaking on the Yarra River, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kayaking

Get some exercise and unwind at the same time. Hit the rivers or head out onto the bay and explore Melbourne's waterways on a kayaking expedition.

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