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Melbourne Kayak Tours

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5255AUU
See Melbourne from a unique perspective as you kayak along the Yarra River on this small group tour with no more than 12 participants. Your guide will provide an insight into Melbourne’s history and culture as you paddle past many of Melbourne’s landmarks and iconic sites. You have a choice of an afternoon departure or an evening tour showcasing Melbourne by night.


  • Dinner included
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
No previous experience is necessary to enjoy this kayak tour as full instruction will be provided. Before setting off on your state-of-the-art sea kayak you will receive a full safety briefing and an introduction to paddling techniques.

As you paddle your way through the heart of Melbourne, take in all the sights along the Yarra River, including Southbank, Federation Square and Flinders Street Station.

Afternoon Docklands Kayak Tour (2 hours)
Explore all the major iconic sights of Melbourne from a unique water-level perspective. After a quick briefing and paddling lesson, you'll head downriver under the Princes Bridge and into the heart of Melbourne. Continue paddling along the Yarra 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 rest stop you'll head back upstream passing Crown Casino and the lively South Bank district before finishing back at Boathouse Drive.

Melbourne by Night Kayak Tour (2.5–3 hours)
After setting off from the Docklands and getting acquainted with your kayak, you’ll paddle your way upstream under the Bolte Bridge and through to Melbourne’s lively downtown. As Melbourne lights up you’ll kayak past Crown Casino and stylish Southbank. Paddle by iconic Flinders Street Station and beneath the historic Princes Bridge en route to Melbourne’s sporting precinct, home to the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Rod Laver Arena, before returning to Southgate, where your tour will end.

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Afternoon tour: Boathouse Drive near Princes Bridge
Evening tour: Docklands
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Moonlight Kayak Tour:
April 5th, 2015 – October 4th, 2015

January 1st 2015 – April 4th 2015
October 5th, 2015 - April 2nd, 2016

Return Details:
Concludes across the river from Federation Square

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Afternoon Kayak Tour
Code: AUMC

2-hour guided kayak tour

USD $59.26
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Melbourne by Night Kayak Tour
Code: AUUD

2.5 - 3 hour guided kayak tour including dinner

USD $71.54
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Melbourne Kayak Tours

Afternoon Docklands Kayak Tour
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  • Small-group tour
  • Dinner (if option selected)
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Use of kayaking equipment including life vests and waterproof bags
  • Full safety briefing and kayak instruction
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information:
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Li Tuan C, January 2016

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

Reviewed by: Ritika S, 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

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Tour code: 5255AUU