1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne

Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour

Product ID: 126764
Check out all major iconic sights of Melbourne from a unique water-level perspective. After a quick briefing and paddling lesson, get kitted up and head under the Princes Bridge and into the heart of Melbourne.
About this activity
Duration: 1.75 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the sights and sounds of Melbourne from a kayak on the Yarra River
  • Explore the city from a unique perspective as you paddle with a local guide
  • Paddle right through the centre of the city to Docklands in the west end
Full description
After a quick briefing and paddling lesson, begin this Melbourne kayak tour by heading downriver under the Princes Bridge and into the heart of Melbourne. Continue to glide along the Yarra, past Flinders Station and up to the legendary Polly Woodside Tallship, before entering the Docklands precinct and the beautiful Yarra's Edge Marina. Have a little break, where you can rest whilst your guide fills you in on some local stories.

Next, journey onwards on this Melbourne tour back upstream past Crown Casino and the lively South Bank district. Along the way, soak up the views and discover the tales behind these famous Melbourne landmarks. The tour will finish up back at Boathouse Drive.

No paddling experience is necessary for kayaking in Melbourne, as the waters are very gentle. Experienced guides will be with you every step of the way, and there to help if you have any concerns.  With a fleet of extremely stable sea kayaks, the experience will be even easier for first-time paddlers.
  • All paddling accessories
  • Waterproof bags and bottle of water
What’s Not Included
  • Sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses

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Meeting point

Boathouse Drive directly across the Yarra River from Federation Square

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Very friendly and knowledgable tour guide!

I had an amazing time on my tour! Kent was an awesome guide, very knowledgeable about the area, buildings and history of the city, and was also very encouraging during the kayak. He gave useful pointers on how to kayak more efficiently and held a conversation really well! Would definitely recommend this activity to anybody: beginners and experienced kayakers.

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November 8, 2018

Fantastic idea, good guide, but the river is not that nice...

The weather on our tour day was great and it was only two of us plus the guide. After a short intro, we embarked (with dry feet) and started the tour. The guide provides some interesting facts about the city, while paddling up the river. The idea of the active tour is awesome, but unfortunately, the river itself is not that scenic.

August 17, 2018

Fun way to see the City.

January 25, 2019

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Kayak Melbourne

Product ID: 126764