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White Water Kayaking, Half Day - Yarra River, Melbourne

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The Paddle Adventure Experience on the Yarra River is an action packed half day of kayaking on Grade 1 & 2 white water.

  • 1-2 person kayaks or inflatable rafts
  • Full instruction from qualified guides
  • Less than 1 hour drive from Melbourne CBD

After a gear & safety brief and car shuttle, it’s time to hit the river and embark on a 1.5hr 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 and who to splash or avoid! This prepares you for the rapids that lie ahead.

The Yarra meanders through bush land 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.

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
  • Minimum age is 6 (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.
  • For summer we recommend bathers, shorts, t-shirt or rash vest, long sleeved shirts for sun protection
  • For cooler months wear a thermal top, leggings, board shorts or nylon track pants or BYO wetsuit
  • Water resistant sunscreen and hat
  • Dry change of clothes and towel (left in the vehicles)
  • Waterproof (plastic garbage) bags for wet gear
  • Sunglasses with a retaining strap (also needed for normal lenses)
  • Insect Repellent
  • Minimum of a two litre water bottle - with water in it!
  • Day pack

What is Supplied

  • 1-2 person kayaks or canoes & safety gear
  • Thermal top, spray jacket, P.F.D. (Buoyancy Vest) and helmet
  • Complementary transport from designated pick up point at Nunawading station or as arranged for groups - Notification required prior to tour
  • 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
  • CAMERAS - There are excellent photo opportunities but if your camera isn't waterproof - don't bring it

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.

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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