Kayak Hire in Melbourne is located 300 metres from the Yarra River in Abbotsford (Three kilometres from Melbourne CBD). Located close to public transport via bus or train.

Kayak hire is available all year round. A kayak trolley is provided to transport your kayak down to the river. You can paddle into the city from the hire location or take a leisurely paddle for a few hours. Ask about the sights and places to stop for lunch when kayaking on the water.

Choose from a wide range of single and double kayaks and equipment.

Kayak hire on the Yarra River in Abbotsford can be for half day (three hours) or full day (three to eight hours).

The views are amazing and the trip is very relaxing. You would never imagine you were in a city!

Pickups can be organized downstream (one way trip).

To hire kayaks please ring before hand to avoid disappointment as we may have already hired out all kayaks out.

If you are taking kayaks away for an extended trip, please organize this at least three days before hand. Issues like appropriate roof racks or trailer hire needs to be discussed.

Type Indicative prices

Rates are indicative and depend on equipment type. Please see the website for details.

$30.00 - $60.00


All paddling gear, maps, dry bags and basic kayaking instruction and technique.

Days of operation:
  • Kayak hire is available year round. Visit the website for further information.

Sea Kayak Australia was established in 1994 and is based in Melbourne. Sea Kayak Australia undertakes sea kayak tours, sea kayak courses, kayak hire and outdoor education for secondary schools around Victoria.

Sea kayaking is unique, adventurous and environmentally interactive. You get to see dolphins, seals and eagles at close quarters in a tranquil setting. It is a great way to see the countryside and experience something new.

Kayak hire Melbourne is located close to the Yarra River in Abbotsford. Kayak hire is available all year round. You can paddle into the city from the hire location or take a leisurely paddle for a few hours.

All sea kayak tours include kayaking gear, sea kayak guide, historical commentary, drinks and gourmet lunch.

Half day kayak tours are located in Melbourne city and St Kilda beach. Full day sea kayak tours are five hours duration (four hours paddling time) and are located at Sorrento and Phillip Island. Multi day tours are located at Wilsons Promontory.

Outdoor Education for schools is also another service Sea Kayak Australia provide. SKA specializes in sea kayaking expeditions located at Gippsland Lakes and Nooramunga Nature Reserve.

Please see the website for further details.

  • Boating Industry Association
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
12 Turner Street, Abbotsford, Victoria, 3067

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