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Water sports

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

Melbourne ahoy

Charter a yacht and sail the sparkling waters of Port Phillip Bay, take a city cruise down the mighty Yarra, or kick it up a gear and book a thrilling jet boat ride in St Kilda.

Paddle power

Hit the rivers or head out onto the bay and explore the city's unique waterways on a kayaking expedition. Take a moonlight paddle under the Bolte Bridge, kayak downstream for a romantic riverside dinner, or journey over rapids to see glow worms in the caves of Yarra Junction.

Beachside summers

Make a splash at the city's popular swimming beaches, including Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Middle Park, St Kilda, Elwood, Hampton, Brighton, Sandringham, and Williamstown. These main beaches are all manned by lifesavers on weekends and public holidays during the summer months from November to March.

Poolside year-round

If you like swimming but not sand, join locals and visitors alike at one of Melbourne's numerous swimming pools. Many of them are heated so you dive in any time of year.

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Boating & sailing

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Cruise & boat tours

Luxury Yarra River Cruise

Melbourne Boat Hire

Spoil yourself and take advantage of the knowledge and experience of a local expert with your own private luxury cruise chartered by your own...

From $249

Cruise & boat tours

Snapper Fishing Charter

Matthew Hunt Fishing Services

From September to early January each year the massive Snapper which previously resided further offshore are drawn into Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay...

From $135 - $900

Cruise & boat tours

Next Stop the Nursery

Melbourne Tramboat Cruises

Cruise past the large container ships along the Maribyrnong River passing Flemington Racecourse where the Tramboat will berth in Essendon. Enjoy a...

Cruise & boat tours

Shark Trip Fishing Charters Melbourne

Pro Red Fishing Charters Melbourne

Catch Gummy Sharks, School Sharks, Big Seven Gill Sharks and many other species on this tour. Six hour trips at the special price of $125 per person...

From $125 - $180

Cruise & boat tours

Seal Watching Tours

Pro Red Fishing Charters Melbourne

See the seals at the famous Phillip Islands, Seal Rocks. Three hour trips departing from Hastings - weather dependant. Groups of up to eight people....

From $100 - $150

Cruise & boat tours

Cruise A - Port and Docklands

Melbourne River Cruises

With Melbourne River Cruises, meander past Melbourne city out to the Bolte Bridge and Swanson Dock, and discover some of the landings of Melbourne's...

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Kayaking

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Sports tours

Wiliamstown Half Day Sea Kayak Tour

Sea Kayak Australia

Sea Kayak Australia tour options include paddling under the West Gate Bridge, paddling over the channel to Sandridge Beach or paddle along the...

From $79 - $89

Sports tours

Melbourne City Kayak Half Day Tour

Sea Kayak Australia

Get up and close to yachts, ferries and ships while taking in views of South Bank, Westgate Bridge and the City of Melbourne skyline. This kayak tour...

From $69 - $79

Sports tours

Yoga Sunrise Kayak Tour

Kayak Melbourne

Get the day off to the best start by saluting the sun and then paddling along the river in this yoga and kayaking tour with Kayak Melbourne. Begin...

From $89

Sports tours

St Kilda Half Day Kayak Tour

Sea Kayak Australia

This tour is a sampler of what sea kayaking is like without getting too tired but still having fun with Sea Kayak Australia. St Kilda is a lively...

From $79 - $89

Sports tours

City Sights Kayak Tour

Kayak Melbourne

Kayak Melbourne shows you a stunning way to check out all major iconic sights of Melbourne from a unique water-level perspective. After a quick...

From $78

Sports tours

Kayak Hire Melbourne

Sea Kayak Australia

Kayak Hire in Melbourne is located 300 metres from the Yarra River in Abbotsford (3km from Melbourne central). We are located close to public...

From $30 - $80

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Swimming

Water sports

Leisure activities

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

Channel your inner champion at Melbourne's biggest aquatic centre, complete with lap pools, diving boards, an enormous water slide and wave pool.

Leisure activities

Fitzroy Swimming Pool

Join the hordes of lap swimmers and laid-back locals at this 50m heated outdoor pool in Fitzroy, where DJs hit the decks on summer Sunday afternoons.

Leisure activities

Melbourne City Baths

Swim back in time as you do your laps at these historic public baths. This modern 30-metre indoor heated lap pool is housed in a beautiful Federation building.

St Kilda Sea Baths

<p>Lap up the goodness of salt water and beach views at this 25-metre indoor pool filled with filtered sea water, located on the shore of St Kilda beach.</p>

Nature & wildlife

Beaches

Relax in the summer sun on calm bay beaches across Melbourne from the popular swimming spots at St Kilda to the landmark bathing huts at Brighton.

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Fishing

Get out there and try your luck with the fish in Port Phillip Bay from the pier or join a Melbourne fishing charter cruise out on the open water.

Nature & wildlife

Beaches

Relax in the summer sun on calm bay beaches across Melbourne from the popular swimming spots at St Kilda to the landmark bathing huts at Brighton.

Things to do

Nature and wildlife

Surround yourself with age-old trees, manicured lawns and abundant wildlife in a pocket of calm and tranquillity in the middle of Melbourne.

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Live the life of leisure and be as busy as you please in Melbourne, choosing from a range of fun-filled activities guaranteed to shake up the weekend.