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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

Water sports

Tours

Summer Sunset Cruise

Punting on the Lake

Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Botanic Gardens at this magical time of the evening, when photographers will delight in the deepening colours and...

From $150

Tours

Luxury Private 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 private...

From $399

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

Tours

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

Tours

Wedding Punt Cruise

Punting on the Lake

Punting on the Lake have a number of Wedding Punt Cruise packages to enhance your celebration and delight your guests. Wedding Package A: Charter...

From $150

Tours

Phillip Island Penguins & Boat Tour

Oceania Tours

Create your own Phillip Island adventure and experience the best of this wild destination. Plus, you will be proud to know that your day out will...

From $300 - $1,000
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Kayaking

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Williamstown 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 $89 - $99

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St Kilda Sea Kayak Tour

Sea Kayak Australia

St Kilda beach is the hub of Melbourne in spring/summer so there is always alot to see and experience. After a gearing you up, adjusting your rudders...

From $89 - $99

Sports tours

Whitewater Kayaking

The Adventure Merchants

Experience grade two white-water from the seat of a two-man inflatable kayak. Tackle Bobs rock and challenge yourself as you paddle down the raging...

From $89

Tours

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 - $60

Tours

Melbourne City Twilight Kayak 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 $78 - $85

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Point Nepean Dolphin Sanctuary Sea Kayak Tour

Sea Kayak Australia

Explore the beautiful protected southern waters of Port Phillip Bay. The waters are clear and azure and full of marine life. Participants start just...

From $134 - $149
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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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