Hire a double sea kayak for a day and paddle along the Yarra river in safety. Great for couples or friends. No waves, wind or tide flows to concern you. See the landscape from the waters edge; a great and relaxing way to spend a day. There is lots of bush land for the first 6km - you would not know you are in the city! Pass the Collingwood Children's farm, Abbotsford Convent, CUB Brewery, old grand houses along the river bank in Kew, Hawthorn and South Yarra. Great views of the city skyline.
Includes: 1 double kayak, paddle, bouyancy vest, dry bag, map and instructions are provided on the land before you head onto the water.
Includes vehicle and kayak pick up at the rowing sheds - Melbourne City. So this is a one way trip. You get to see more and enjoy the luxury of being driven back to the start. You can also walk away at the city end of the hire and go to a bar/restaurant etc afterwards (just help us load the kayak onto the car).
Bring your own lunch, stop at a cafe along the way or have a BBQ on Herring Island (you need to supply the food)
The launching place is 300m from the kayak collection point in Abbotsford and a trolleys is provided for ease of transporting the kayak.
This is a self guided tour, so go at your own pace.
The hire can be for 3.5 to 8 hours in duration. It takes approximately 3.5 hours to paddle into the city, one way from the start point (without rest) or 4-5 hours stopping off for rest(s) or lunch.
Ideal gift for someone who likes a relaxed and non structured adventure.