Canoeing & kayaking
See Victoria's rivers, lakes and remote areas of wilderness that are not accessible by road or foot, from a canoe or kayak. Explore scenic waterways and rapids, most of which are graded according to their level of difficulty.
Melbourne's Yarra River offers opportunities for hitting the water, or venture further to the Nagambie Lakes in the Goulburn Valley, the Barwon River out of Geelong and Lake Windouree at Ballarat. The Murray River is another great canoeing destination, while the Glenelg River is recommended for a longer paddle.
Sea kayaking is also a popular pastime, or you can join a guided white water rafting trip with a local company. If you’re after an adrenalin rush, head to the Snowy, Thompson, Mitchell and Mitta Mitta rivers in Victoria's High Country.
Explore by region
There's no better way to connect with the river than to be in it. Enjoy the rush of white water or slow down with a serene ride in a flooded forest.
Paddle out to sea on a kayak and explore the Great Ocean Road region from bays and ocean waves or take a canoe on the lakes, rivers and estuaries.
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.
Get a unique perspective and see the best of the High Country on a white-water holiday. Explore waterways and wild ravines by canoe, kayak or raft.
You're never far from water in the Grampians region, with streams, lakes and creeks providing ideal settings for canoeing and kayaking adventures.
Enjoy watersports on the Gippsland southern coast with world class surfing, swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling, as well as canoeing and kayaking.