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 briefing and paddling lesson, participants will get kitted up and head downriver under the Princes Bridge and into the heart of Melbourne. The tour will continue along the Yarra River past Flinders Station and up to the iconic Polly Woodside Tallship at South Wharf before entering the Docklands precinct and the beautiful Yarra's Edge Marina.
After a short break the paddlers then head back upstream past Crown Casino and the lively South Bank district before finishing back at Boathouse Drive.
This tour is an appropriate length for younger paddlers who can team up with Mum or Dad or one of our guides. With a fleet of extremely stable Sea Bear sea kayaks, the experience will be even easier for first-time paddlers.
Price & booking
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Cancellation and booking policy
CancellationsPlease call via the mobile contact number if there is a likelihood that you may have to cancel. However, there will be no refund if the customer cancels the tour within 24 hours prior to departure time. Kayak Melbourne reserves the right to cancel a tour in which case a full refund will be given to the customer. Please contact them via mobile, if you need to reschedule. There are no fees payable for rescheduling your tour 24 hours or more prior to tour departure. There is a 10 per cent fee payable for rescheduling your tour within 24 hours of tour departure time. If the rescheduling is due to unsafe weather conditions no fee is payable. Weather policy: Please check the Melbourne four day weather forecast (go to Links section) for the likely weather conditions you will experience on your tour. If you are unsure about weather conditions contact them and they can have a chat about likely scenarios. Tours are only cancelled if conditions are unsafe or by mutual consent of both Kayak Melbourne and the customer. Tours are not cancelled due to cold weather, hot weather, light rain or light winds. Kayak Melbourne reserves the right to cancel a tour due to heavy rain, strong tidal currents, poor visibility or strong winds.
Days of operation
City Sights Kayak Tour
Departure details: 01/10/13 - 01/10/14
Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tour starting location
- Public transport
- Waiting area
Kayak Melbourne offers unique guided kayak tours in the heart of Melbourne. Their most popular is the "Moonlight Kayak Tour" - This evening exploration of Melbourne by kayak is not to be missed. It's a great way to not only get a feel for Melbourne but to also experience the city from a unique perspective.
Melbourne's Yarra River is an excellent location for novice paddlers to experience kayaking for the first time. No kayaking experience is needed to enjoy the tour; their patient guides will be with you every step of the way. With a new fleet of extremely stable Sea Bear sea kayaks, the experience will be even easier for first-time paddlers.
The Yarra River has always been central to Melbourne's history. In the early 19th century Melbourne was a remote colonial outpost and the Yarra River was a vital trade link for cutters and steamships. Melbourne's birthplace was on the banks of the Yarra and today these banks are experiencing a new explosion of growth.
Kayak Melbourne trips starts in Victoria Harbor, located in the Docklands. After a safety brief there will be an introduction to paddling techniques that will allow you to get maximum enjoyment from the tour. Get acquainted with your kayak as you explore the Docklands area before tucking into some tasty fish-n-chips, a special "on water" dining experience.
After a meal, you continue on upstream, under the Bolte Bridge and through to Melbourne's lively downtown. Kayak past swanky Crown Casino and alongside stylish Southbank. Paddle by iconic Flinders Street Railway Station and beneath historic Princess Bridge before arriving at the approach to Melbourne's enormous sporting precinct.
The tour ends at the boat landing area at Southgate, right in the heart of Melbourne, and directly across the river from Federation Square.
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