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Paddle leisurely along Melbourne’s Yarra River on a daytime or nighttime kayaking tour with a guide. You’ll enjoy views of the city’s lovely skyline from a vantage point on the water as you glide past landmarks and underneath bridges. Learn about Melbourne’s history and culture on this tour limited to just 12 people, which provides a small-group experience with the guide.  

Highlights

  • 2-3 hour leisurely Melbourne kayak tour suitable for all fitness levels, no previous kayaking experience is necessary
  • See the major landmarks along the Yarra River on your Melbourne kayak tour with informative commentary from your local guide
  • Choice of an afternoon departure or an evening tour showcasing Melbourne by night.

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What You Can Expect

Melbourne Kayak Tours

Melbourne by Night Kayak Tour

Your Melbourne kayak adventure starts with a safety briefing and instruction on paddling techniques; no past kayaking experience is required. When your group is ready, hop into your state-of-the-art sea kayak, and take off with your guide along the Yarra River, which runs through the city center, past landmarks like Federation Square. When booking, choose either the afternoon tour or nighttime tour.

Afternoon Docklands Tour (2 hours)
Paddle downriver underneath Princes Bridge, gliding through the heart of the city. After passing by Flinders Street Station, cruise up to the Polly Woodside sailing ship at South Wharf and enter the Docklands district, passing by Edge Marina. Take a quick break to rest, and then turn around to paddle up the river, passing by Crown Casino and the Southbank district on your way to Boathouse Drive, where your tour ends.

Melbourne by Night Tour (2.5–3 hours)
Starting from Docklands, paddle upriver, passing underneath Bolte Bridge on your way to central Melbourne. Admire the illuminated city skyline as you kayak by Crown Casino and Southbank, and then paddle past Flinders Street Station and under historic Princes Bridge. When you reach the city’s sporting precinct, you’ll have views of well-known athletic venues like the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) and Rod Laver Arena. Your tour ends with return to Southgate.  

Customer Reviews

Li Tuan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Kent was a great guide! Friendly, easy going and hospitable.

Ritika S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The Kayak tour was beautiful our guide was very friendly and informative about the places we passed. It helped that it was a beautiful day and the route of the kayak takes you through main hubs in Melbourne

Cherry L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I went out on a perfect afternoon and had a really great time. Great views, lovely group and an awesome guide! Definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me, obviously very different to the typical city tours you'd otherwise go on.

Niall M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Tour guide was excellent! Very chilled and relaxed experience especially for those such as myself that have absolutely no experience in kayaking. You get plenty for your money and some excellent views of the city.

Alex C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour was lovely, my girlfriend and I enjoyed it so much and the instructors were great!

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Bit tricky to find the place but once we got there it was good. Had fun

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A really cool experience on the Yarra River at night. The fish and chips dinner was great. The kayak ride was a lot of fun and a relaxing experience. Thanks again, highly recommended!

aussie girl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

This was a great time! Our guide was super nice. We even had an Australian Olympic ski team member on our tour. Really fun and night time views are amazing. A little difficult to find the wharf shed if you are not familiar with Melbourne.

Jenny C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Absolutely brilliant. Thanks Kent for a very enjoyable evening. We stopped along the way for fish and chips and then off we go again down the Yarra. At 8pm we were in our kayaks along side the casino watching the fireworks. Would highly recommend this tour to everyone. You don't need to be super fit to do this as you just go at your own pace. Kent gives you a lesson first on how to kayak and will always make sure you are ok along the way. We started in late afternoon and as you kayak down the Yarra you see the lights of Melbourne come on.

Christine N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Fantastic way to see the City! I booked the night tour...lovely vista at sunset behind the bridge. They were heli-filming overhead... and the Crown had a wild fire display. Several kids in our group... start off paddling and steering through the Harbour...tied up for fish and chips... then down the Harrah River we went. Passed under many bridges and end up two hours later in the dark near Southgate. Awesom trip!

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