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White-Water Kayaking on the Yarra River provided by The Adventure Merchants

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White-Water Kayaking on the Yarra River

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Conquer the Class II rapids of the Yarra River on a white-water kayaking tour that’s suitable for paddlers with little to known previous kayak experience. Exploring by kayak reveals scenery that you’d miss if traveling by more traditional tour vehicles while a small group limited to 16 travelers ensures you receive personalized attention.
  • Satisfy an appetite for adventure during a white-water kayak tour
  • Immerse yourself in nature without having to travel too far from the city
  • Escape the crowds and feel like you have the Yarra River all to yourself
  • Learn how to paddle and control a kayak with ease
Important Information
Departure Point
Lower Homestead Road car park, Wonga Park VIC 3115, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Lizl V wrote a review Dec. 2019
1 contribution
The only regret was that it wasn't for longer!! So much fun, just one hours drive from Melbourne. Cannot wait to do it again! Thank you so much Paul
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Date of experience: December 2019
mudgie07 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions11 helpful votes
I had an absolute ball doing the White Water Kayaking! I was super nervous thinking I would not be able to do it! I didn't need to be! great guide and totally cool for beginners and the more experienced! I had no idea this existed so I am glad I found it! I will do it again!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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mm30002018 wrote a review Dec. 2018
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Paul's confidence that we could to do it paid off. Novices negotiated the bumps of the Yarra and everyone made it back into the raft after a swim. It was an excellent way to spend a morning.
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Date of experience: December 2018
Lhiane wrote a review Oct. 2018
5 contributions
My partner and I had a great time Kayaking, the rapids are well spaced out, so you have time to admire the scenery and the wildlife in between the 'faster' sections of the river - we saw a snake crossing the river, and a wombat on the bank! Paul was a great guide and made sure
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Date of experience: October 2018
simhow wrote a review Oct. 2018
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
Paul made everyone feel right at home from the get go. Helping those who had never been in a kayak before, soaking those who were trying to get him and making the whole experience fantastic. I'd highly recommend booking with the Adventure Merchants and I'll be back just as soon
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Date of experience: October 2018
About the operator

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Lucia A
White water rafting
Excellent morning!!! Highly recommend... it’s like being a tourist in your own city! Paul was patient and lots of f
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Perfect Purchase
I purchased a ticket from the ticket merchant 2 hours before the start of the Australia Open Men’s Final, I paid $3
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What a Challenge!
We weren’t sure how we’d feel about going underground in the dark and having to crawl into tight spaces but it turn
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Good day out
We got lucky with this - abseiling in the You Yangs. A nice easy "beginner" grade rock face, a very friendly and kn
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Bryton P
Amazing experience
Caving was well organised and Paul is a fantastic guide and showed the experience he had. It was challenging but it
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Great fun and great scenery
It was great fun and not too difficult for beginners. The instructor was clear, patient, flexible with our needs an
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Lifetime experience!
Paul is a very professional, friendly and experienced guider. Never been so close to the nature and Yep! That's cav
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Awsome Caving Experience
Done this awsome Caving experience with Paul of The Adventure Merchant. Paul has great experience in this cave. He
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Grant W
Amazing Experience
Had an absolute blast white water rafting and then caving with Paul. Very informative instructor and a great guy to
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Helen T
Amazing Caving at Britannia Caves
A little nervous at first but soon became engrossed in the challenges of crawling, climbing and wading through stre
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Tania K
Britannia caves
I loved my caving experience with Paul. I was certainly apprehensive at first, but one I was guided through the fir
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Caving in Yarra Junction
Booked a caving tour though a coupon and stoked the tour was run through The Adventure Merchants. Paul and Kate wer
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Highly recommend!
Fantastic customer service & very professional! I would highly recommend the adventure merchants if you want a grea
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Highly recommended
My husband and I decided to have an adventurous day and went kayaking in the morning and caving in the afternoon. A
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Abseiling in the You Yangs
My family and I did abseiling in the You Yangs and had a great time. Good adventure. Great fun. I strongly recommen
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  • Duration: 3h
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