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Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour

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Key Highlights

  • See Melbourne′s iconic sights from the water
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Kayaking instruction given
  • Professional guide to lead you
  • Great fun for families
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    1 Aug - 31 Dec 2015:Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    1 Jan - 31 May 2016:Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    1 Jun - 31 Aug 2016:Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    1 Sep - 31 Dec 2016:Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday


    1.5 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 1400h (2:00pm)
    Duration: 1.5 hours

    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from Boathouse Drive near Princes Bridge (across the river from Federation Square).
    Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour ends at Boathouse Drive.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    This spectacular kayak tour takes you down-river through the center of Melbourne to enjoy the major landmarks of the world’s most liveable city from a unique water-level perspective. Highlights include the MCG, Flinders Station, lively South Bank, the Polly Woodside Tallship and Docklands.

    This tour is a good length for younger paddlers who can team up with Mum or Dad or one of the guides. No previous paddling experience is necessary. Your guides will be with you every step of the way.

    With a fleet of extremely stable Sea Bear sea kayaks, the experience will be even easier for first-time paddlers.

    Note: This tour has limited availability in August and September 2015.


    To join the Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour you should make your way to Boathouse Drive near Princes Bridge (across the river from Federation Square). This afternoon tour kicks off at 1400h (2:00pm).

    After a quick briefing and paddling lesson, you will get kitted up and head downriver under the Princes Bridge and into the heart of Melbourne.

    The tour will continue 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 break, you head back upstream past Crown Casino and the lively South Bank district before finishing back at Boathouse Drive.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • English-speaking guide
    • Kayak
    • All paddling accessories
    • Waterproof bags
    • Bottle of water


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

    Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.

    Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusive

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Tipping:If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour