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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.


  • 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

Kara H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great tour and really friendly staff. Would definitely recommend wearing the right clothes as you likely WILL get slightly wet from paddling. Will was our tour guide for the day and was great!

Nik Fadzrina N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fun and pleasant evening eventhough it was raining. Just make sure you have the right clothes on and you'll have a great time

Mark G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a great time. Melbourne is beautiful as the sun is setting, even in chilly Spring.

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!

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