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Yarra River Kayak Hire
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Yarra River Kayak Hire

By Sea Kayak Australia
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Great for locals, interstate or overseas travellers! Choose your own adventure on this self guided kayak experience exploring Melbourne city and the waters of the Yarra River and discover your passion for kayaking today!

Ages 0-120
Duration: 3–4 hours
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  • Kayak, PFD (personal floatation device), map, paddle, pump & dry bag (splashproof - not for immersion).


Start:
  • Hawthorn Rowing Club, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
    Hawthorn Rowing Club, Hawthorn Vic 3122. Walking distance from Hawthorn train station & tram stop Hawthorn Bridge/ Bridge Rd Stop 23 Parking available on Creswick St and Denham St. Please go to the bathroom prior to meeting, public toilets are available on the corner of Creswick St and Bridge Rd.
End:
  • 7 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    The end point is a 500m walk from Flinders Street Station and various tram routes. Public toilets are a short walk next to the skate park.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24017P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Yarra River Kayak Hire?
Yarra River Kayak Hire price starts from AU$152.65. Discover and book Yarra River Kayak Hire on Tripadvisor
What is the Yarra River Kayak Hire cancellation policy?
Yarra River Kayak Hire cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Yarra River Kayak Hire on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Yarra River Kayak Hire?
Yarra River Kayak Hire is hosted by Sea Kayak Australia. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sea Kayak Australia on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Yarra River Kayak Hire on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Yarra River Kayak Hire?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Yarra River Kayak Hire on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24017P4

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  • enochl2024
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the tour guides!
    Tour guides were amazing!!! So helpful and funny, also night time was beautiful with the city lights turning on
    Written 7 January 2024
  • tidynige
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience if visiting Melbourne
    We visited Melbourne from the UK to see family and they recommended we did the Twilight Kayak tour. We were a bit unsure as we are both in our late 60's, but decided to go for it ... and so glad we did. The paddling was very relaxed, the tour guides helpful and informative, and of course the views of Melbourne were amazing! Highly recommended, even for old folks!
    Written 20 February 2023
  • philtQ6107LK
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
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  • A3109BAalisonh
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant lesson by brilliant teacher.
    My husband and I undertook a 3 hour kayak course as a couple with Rohan of East Coast Kayak using our tandem Hobie Oasis. Rohan’s knowledge of charts, tides and interpreting information you need from weather apps is excellent. We now have so much to learn and put into practice. We especially appreciated the way Rohan encouraged us to use our Mirage drives (pedals) BUT showed us when paddles come into their own, e.g. when executing a 360 in swell and choppy conditions. Rohan pushed us just outside our comfort zone, and then a bit more, but we knew we were in safe hands. Rohan has been key to developing our paddling technique, something we can continue to work on. Our respect for the sport grew enormously, especially when attempting to execute self rescue in deep water. We now have fitness goals to work on in water aerobics. We will be fitting an Hobie Sidekick AMA kit for added stability for our already very stable kayak. It’s all about knowing your limitations: skill up and take safety precautions. We bought a Personal Locator Beacon and Fox 40 whistle from East Coast Kayaking, and learned more about staying warm on the water. Can’t wait to get back out the water to use our new skills. We couldn’t recommend Rohan more highly to beginners and those wanting to upskill. A+++++
    Written 18 January 2023
  • 518anushkap
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this!
    Being a beginner at this and a very confusing start I enjoyed the experience because of the guides. Enjoyed learning about the culture. The hot choccy was yum! Would love to go again! Ps: the views are amazing, thank would recommend everyone to give this a go. It was a safe and wonderful experience.
    Written 28 September 2022
  • Experience523633
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and engaging course to build sea kayaking skills and confidence.
    Did the Learn to Sea Kayak Course, lots of fun and can't wait to put all the things I learnt into practice on future trips. Danny, who ran the course, was very knowledgeable and engaging and gave lots of reassurance and attention to participants. Lots of time out on the water practicing new strokes, rescue techniques and kayaking in challenging conditions for a beginner but added to learning experience. Would recommend the course to others.
    Written 12 September 2022
  • P1697XCheleno
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience
    Great experience with knowledgeable teacher (Danny) and lots of opportunities to practice paddling skills, rescues and get an understanding of maps, tides, winds and trip planning. Would recommend to anyone wanting to get out there and enjoy our beautiful coast, lakes and the bay.
    Written 12 September 2022
  • karanmalik29
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best and team is also the best!
    It was a great experience and the team is very supportive, hard working and so polite and loving, good going guys keep it up!
    Written 4 September 2022
  • graemer470
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very satisfied with my experience, great value for money.
    Spent 3 hours with Rohan learning how to operate a kayak. From the beginning I thought his presentation was very professional and focussed on what I wanted to get from the experience. After a very informative discussion on weather, safety and comfort, we adjourned to the water. We went through various exercises of paddling and manoeuvring the kayak before travelling across the water. I have never been in a kayak before but at no time did I feel at risk on the water with Rohan giving me encouragement at all times. Overall I feel that I gained tremendous knowledge about kayaking (mind you I am still a rank amateur) and feel confident to pursue my knowledge further. I would heartily recommend Eastcoast Kayaks as a place to learn about this growing sport. Graeme Rojo
    Written 13 July 2022
  • 529mle
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative and enjoyable
    Our instructor and guide, PJ, was terrific and we enjoyed learning about the early dock area and settlement of Melbourne. Stopping to see the giant Crown Casino fire balls from the water was great fun. Good safety gear is provided and even though it was tricky at first, a beginner can manage this activity. It wasn't overly physical - I wasn't puffing or tired - and the city lights as it turned to evening were a highlight. I'd recommend it as a fun family experience and a different way to see Melbourne.
    Written 2 May 2022
  • robertojperezfranco
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learning the basics of sea kayaking in one day
    The Introduction to Sea Kayaking course by Sea Kayak Australia allowed me to learning the basics of sea kayaking in one day. The team was very knowledgeable, and the experience was exhilarating, and very instructive. Highly recommended.
    Written 19 April 2021
  • Wardies4
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seeing Melbourne at its best
    Another excellent paddle with Sea Kayak Australia. Both Dave and Cam we wonderful guides, instructions were clear and concise. Paddling along the Yarra taking in the sunset and of course the gas flames out the front of the Casino was amazing. We have done other paddles with the company and will continue to use and recommend, thanks guys for a great evening.
    Written 14 January 2021
  • Ros_Mel2014
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience!
    So glad to have had this experience. As a Melbournian I was surprised how beautiful the Yarra is when on the water and how pretty the city looked. The staff at Sea Kayak were friendly and professional and they covered safety and training very well. The timing of the tour is perfect - get yo experience full sun then sunset then experience the lights of the city reflecting on the water as it gets dark. The pace was quite swift so you need to be reasonably fit but it was worth it to travel so far and see so much. The only downside was the snacks - could have been better. I really enjoyed the evening and would love to do it again!
    Written 9 January 2021
  • sineadc802
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a sick experience!!!!
    Such a lovely experience for myself and my partner!!! The views are great, and the tour guides are equally great. David really made sure we had a great time. Would definitely do again! I recommend this experience for literally everyone...
    Written 30 December 2020
  • sammG4082TO
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience!
    My wife and I really enjoyed the unique experience of paddling along the yarra through our wonderful city! Cam and Teagan were great tour guides, very friendly and made the experience all the more enjoyable. Thanks for the great evening guys!
    Written 21 December 2020
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Jo SB
Melbourne, Australia943 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
We booked the Yarra River Kayak Hire (Double Kayak / 2 People) for $95.

The meeting location is in Hawthorn, where you are taken to the Yarra River and prepped for the paddling. It takes approximately 3 hours, so prepare yourself.

Make sure you wear clothes you are okay with them getting wet. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle. The hire includes one small dry bag for your stuff.

It's an enjoyable experience, and you will get to paddle upstream and downstream. There will be moments where you will just listen to the wind & birds. So surreal!
Written 4 January 2022
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Glenelg, Australia64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Such a fantastic and unique experience. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a different view of the Yarra and Melbourne city. We were a group of 6 people (3 x double canoes) - very easy going even with no previous canoeing experience, and the canoes are extremely stable. Thanks Dave and team.
Written 10 March 2021
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Adrià Muntaner
Majorca, Spain15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Friends
David was super kindly. All the experience was as we expected. Please if you want to hire a kayak contact him.

By the spanish bro.
Written 18 July 2020
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Cheers guys for the review. Glad you had a good time and its a great way to relax and see the city bushland.
Written 19 July 2020
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