Adult Age 18+
Child Age 8-18
Family 2A + 2C
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  • 3 hours of white water paddling and 2 hours of abseiling fun!
  • Lunch break included
  • So close to Melbourne!
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!
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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.


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  1. 5 out of 5 stars.

    abseiling and kayaking down warrandyte river

    We are not the sporty type. However our instructor was very patient and supportive. We had difficulty booking on the red balloon site. I had to have assistance from redballoon. This probably excluded a lot of people from doing the adventure that day.Being the only family on the trip that day made it extra special - like a private outing.

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  2. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Awesome day of Abseiling and kayaking!

    My partner and I had the best day. The guides were fantastic. The abseiling spot was perfect for we total novices. The kayaking was great fun as we paddled down the beautiful Yarra River with quite a few rapids to get through on our way. A great day out.

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  3. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Abseiling and much fun!

    The girls had a wonderful time starting the morning with abseiling. Glen was a great guide and so patient, particularly with one who was scared of heights! On to kayaking and again Glen made sure everyone had a super fun time.

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  4. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Wonderful time

    My Kids liked it & next time I too will join my kids.

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  5. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Fabulous experience

    I really enjoyed my abseiling and white water kayaking experience as I gained new skills and had heaps of fun. Barbie was supportive and made sure that everything was clear. Overall I had a great day, the food was yummy and I would love to do it again.(Laura - age 13)

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  6. 5 out of 5 stars.


    Best experience - we had soo much fun knowledgeable guide/ leader who made it fun for all - will recommend to all our friends

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  7. 3 out of 5 stars.

    Good day of activities

    Abseiling was ok , but the drop was only 10m so it wasn't that exhilarating. Enjoyed the relaxing paddle down the river and the scenery. Had fun mucking around in the kayaks with my brother.

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  8. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Great for beginners

    This was a great experience for beginners and people that don't want anything too hard core but still with a thrill. The cliff wasn't too big and the rapids weren't too big, but still big enough to get a buzz. Lovely location with a great guide who had lots of knowledge. If you haven't tried anything like this then I highly recommend. I'd never done anything like this before but I had a great time and the guide gives you the confidence in yourself to do it.

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What's Included?
  • 3 hours of white water paddling
  • 2 hours of abseiling
  • Safety briefings included
  • A nice break for lunch - either picnic or hot dogs with some water & soft drinks
  • All gear provided

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!
Session Length
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.
Numbers on the Day
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.
Dress Code
Footwear needs to be worn on the river, and closed shoes are required for the abseil - runners are your best bet.
Average fitness is required for this experience - paddle paddle, repel repel!
There is a minimum age of 8 and a maximum weight of 130kg
Adult: 18+
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:
  • Over 2 weeks prior to the experience date: No charge
  • Within 48 hours of the experience date, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances
February 2017