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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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Tours

Private Guided Boat Tour

Punting on the Lake

Take a serene cruise around the islands of the picturesque Ornamental Lake in Melbourne’s stunning Royal Botanic Gardens. Settle back in an elegant...

From $50 - $65

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Wedding Punt Cruise

Punting on the Lake

Punt Tours Melbourne have a number of Wedding Punt Cruise packages to enhance your celebration and delight your guests. Wedding Package A: Charter...

From $150

Tours

Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant

Melbourne River Cruises

Melbourne River Cruises have created the perfect night out, the Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant, offering a unique dining experience right in...

From $130

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Summer Evening Cruise

Punting on the Lake

Relax in an elegant wooden punt in the calm of the early evening as you cruise around the Ornamental Lake and enjoy the stunning vistas of the...

From $150

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Cruise AB - Melbourne Highlights

Melbourne River Cruises

Combine both Melbourne River Cruises tours of river gardens, port and Docklands. Cruises to enjoy the complete Yarra River experience. View the...

From $29

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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...

From $23
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Kayaking

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Sports tours

Yarra River Sports Rafting

The Adventure Merchants

Experience Grade two white-water from the seat of a two-man inflatable raft. Tackle Bob's Rock and challenge yourself as you paddle down the raging...

From $79

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Kayak Hire Melbourne

Sea Kayak Australia

Kayak Hire in Melbourne is located 300 metres from the Yarra River in Abbotsford (Three kilometres from Melbourne central). Located close to public...

From $30 - $80

Tours

Melbourne City Twilight Tour

Sea Kayak Australia

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

From $69 - $79

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

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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, Bolte Bridge and the city of Melbourne skyline. This kayak tour...

From $69 - $79

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Sorrento Full Day Kayak Tour

Sea Kayak Australia

Journey back in time with Sea Kayak Australia, as you paddle along the foreshore, observing historical houses along the cliff tops, outdoor swimming...

From $115 - $139
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Swimming

Water sports

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>

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.

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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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.

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.

Outdoor activities

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.

Things to do

Leisure activities

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.