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White Water Kayaking, Full Day - Yarra River, Melbourne

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Adrenaline Adventure vouchers will remain valid for 5 years (60 months) from the date of purchase, subject to the following:

  • This applies to vouchers purchased on or after December 1st, 2017. 
  • If the Adventure Voucher is not booked and taken within 18 months the amount paid for the voucher will be preserved for a further 42 months but the adventure supplier will not be obliged to offer the adventure nor to offer the adventure at the same price. 
  • After 18 months, if the price of the adventure has increased, an additional amount will need to be paid at the time of booking. 
  • After 18 months, if the adventure is no longer available, the value of the voucher can be used on another Adrenaline adventure. 
  • Weather: Many adventures are weather dependent. You will have the Adventure Provider's details so you can call to confirm whether adverse weather affects your proposed adventure. We suggest you call on the morning of your adventure if you have any doubt about the weather suitability. If bad weather affects a booking, you will be offered alternative times to reschedule at no cost to you, or provided with a credit from the supplier. if the supplier is unable to reschedule, please contact Adrenaline within 7 days of the cancellation to arrange a recredit to the payment method you used to make the booking. In the event of multiple cancellations for adverse weather or if the Adventure Provider cannot reschedule within a reasonable period of time, you may be entitled to a remedy in accordance with your statutory consumer guarantee rights (for more information see section 2).

This adventure day will see you paddling the rapids and enjoying the calm waters spotting wildlife in between rapids, just a short distance from Melbourne CBD!

The paddling adventure experience on the Yarra River is an action packed full day of kayaking on grade 1 & 2 white water. After a safety brief, it’s time to hit the river and embark on your journey through some of the most scenic sections of the Yarra Valley River. On the first flat-water section of the river you will learn how to steer the boats. This prepares you for the rapids that lie ahead.

The Yarra meanders through bushland of the Yarra Valley. During the day there is the possibility of seeing a range of wildlife on the river banks including Kangaroo’s, wallabies, echidna or a Koala. Sometimes we have even seen wildlife in the river including platypus, eels and there are always many water birds.

This is a dynamic tour which "goes with the flow" so if the rver is up high on the day of your tour, we may need to do a different section of the river or postpone if it's in flood. your safety is paramount. You can expect your day to finish at approximately 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM, get changed and then return to the station or home in your own vehicle.

Fitness and Experience

  • An average level of fitness is required, no previous white water experience is necessary but the ability to swim a minimum of 25m is recommended
  • If you are over 10 years of age, love the outdoors and feel comfortable in the water, you are in for a great time! (children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent /guardian)
  • If you have any medical conditions or dietary requirements that may be relevant please inform the staff at Adrenalin and your guides prior to the trip

What to Bring/Wear

  • One pair joggers / runners (you don’t mind getting wet and have good grip)
  • Shoes MUST be worn at all times whilst kayaking
  • Second pair of shoes or pair of thongs to change into at the end.
  • Woollen or thermal socks
  • Woollen jumper or fleece (cotton draws the heat away from your body)
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Large shorts to go over wetsuit
  • Bathers & Towel
  • Water resistant sunscreen and hat
  • Dry change of clothes (left in the vehicles)
  • Waterproof (plastic garbage) bags for wet gear
  • Sunglasses with a retaining strap (also needed for normal lenses)
  • Shorts, ¾ or long pants/Bike shorts for abseiling
  • Long sleeve shirt to protect arms from the sun
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hair tie for long hair
  • Minimum of a two litre water bottle - with water in it!
  • Raincoat
  • Day pack
  • Optional – waterproof camera or waterproof box for keys & phone or camera

What is Supplied

  • Approx 6 hour experience
  • 1-2 person kayaks or canoes & safety gear
  • Thermal top, spray jacket, P.F.D. (Buoyancy Vest) and helmet
  • Cafe lunch & snacks
  • Complementary transport from designated pick up point (Nunawading Station) or BYO transport
  • First aid kit, mobile phone communication
  • 1 waterproof box/bag per trip with limited space for keys & essentials.
  • Wet suits are available on request but not really needed for this trip (but feel free to bring your own)

More Information

Week day bookings are available for groups of four or more

ITINERARY - Please note that different sections of the Yarra River may be used depending on river levels and client experience. So check tour information emailed a few days prior to your tour date.

CAMERAS - There are excellent photo opportunities. We suggest purchasing a waterproof disposable camera in either a wide angle or standard lens with a flash and attach it to yourself or your pack for easy access.

VALUABLES - You will be out of sight of the vehicle for the majority of the day, so we strongly advise that you bring only what you can carry on the trip. Be sure to leave any non-essential valuables at home (jewellery / money / purses / wallets). Jewellery worn, in particular rings and bracelets do tend to get in the way when paddling and are better left at home. You leave valuables in the vehicle at your own risk.

RECENTLY INJURED - People with previous or existing muscular/joint/ bone injuries should be aware that sitting in the boats for long periods, strenuous walking and scrambling is involved, they should wear the appropriate support bandages.

Please note that new "Fire Danger Ratings" are now in place for Victoria. All tours will be subject to suitable weather and fire safety conditions as advised by relevant authorities. This may mean tours are postponed at short notice as Total Fire Ban Days are not declared until late afternoon on the day prior. This is beyond the tour operator's control, and we appreciate your understanding.

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 7 days before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 7 days of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
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