Spend an adventurous day abseiling and white water paddling outside Melbourne! We bring the paddles and the ropes, you bring your biggest smile! Only 30 minutes northeast of Melbourne, we're set up to give you a fun and varied experience... plus lunch... plus transfers... it's the perfect day out!
First up it's time to paddle - get on board these stable boats, decked out in our paddling gear and after a practice on flat water go for the ride of your life! Armed with the safety briefing you just went through, you'll have to go with the flow along a 90-minute downstream paddle. These are Grade 2 rapids - so heaps of fun without getting too extreme! Unzip in time for a great picnic lunch, snacks and a soft drink. You'll have time now to have a good chat to the friendly people you've already met - and with all the excitement, the conversation just flows! Next you'll approach a cliff and it's time to face your fears! We'll strap you into the abseiling harness, with a helmet and gloves, and when you're ready it's time to go off the side of a 12m cliff! Repel down with the great instruction from your friendly instructors. It's hard to believe it's all so close to the city - this reserve feels like a national park hours from anywhere. Seize the day and have an amazing day in the sun!
This experience is from 9.15am-4pm (3 hours of kayaking and 2 hours of abseiling - safety briefings included!) with a nice break for lunch. Tours run most weekends and mid week by arrangement.
Average fitness is required for this experience - paddle paddle, repel repel!
There is a minimum age of 8 and a maximum weight of 130kg
Child: 7-18 years
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:
There will be up to 12 people in a group, and if you like to book more the supplier can arrange a trip of up to 20.
All tours are reconfirmed a few days prior when the weather forecast is more accurate. Sometimes we may abseil first and paddle in the afternoon or vice versa. Please check your final confirmation email sent a few days prior to your tour. If it's raining for your abseil and it can't go ahead due to safety reasons, we can reschedule to another date for you.
Footwear needs to be worn on the river, and closed shoes are required for the abseil - runners are your best bet.
This experience takes place 35 mins East of Melbourne, in Warrandyte. We abseil and paddle at different locations within the old gold mining village of Warrandyte. We abseil at Whipstick Gully and paddle nearby from Jumping Creek Reserve, off Jumping Creek Road in Warrandyte. The river section may change depending on external factors such as river levels. We will always reconfirm prior to your tour.