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Self Guided Scenic Yarra River Kayak Tour - For 2

Abbotsford, VIC - Show on map
Sea Kayak Australia
For 2 people

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  • Admire a host of native fauna and flora by the riverbank
  • Choose one of several lunch spots dotted along the way
  • Paddle self guided along the Yarra River at your own pace
  • Paddle down stream makes it easy
  • 1 double kayak plus paddle, life jackets, dry bag and map

Leisurely paddle down the Yarra River whilst listening to birdsong and admiring the pristine bushland on the water's edge during this self guided kayak tour. Smoothly glide down the river at your own pace and stop off at one of the many lunch spots along the way. A perfect way to spend the day!

What's Included?

  • Self guided kayak tour on the Yarra River
  • Instruction prior to getting on the water
  • Safety equipment including life jacket
  • Kayak, paddle, pump, dry bag, dry box, spray jacket (if raining)
  • Vehicle for collecting kayak and people at the end point (Princes Bridge)
  • 1 double kayak for your journey

Strike out on your own or with some friends and explore the sparkling Yarra River lined with untouched bushland and brimming with bird life. On arrival, you get a quick instruction on kayak basics like how to hold your paddle and how to adjust the foot pedals. Then, it's time to grab your life jacket and be on your way down the river. The first section of the river is full of parks with natural bushland. Enjoy the peace and serenity of your surroundings, filled with lovely birdsong, as you smoothly glide across the water. You'll also be able to see beautiful historic houses along the river banks.

Cruising at your own pace, you can decide where you would like to stop for lunch, at one of the many riverside rowing ramps or amongst the sculptures at Herring Island. Herring island has BBQs and toilet facilities - so bring along some food to cook up. Remember to keep an eye out for native lizards, water dragons and seals that frequent the river as you stroke along. Towards the end of the 12km journey, admire the stunning city views from your kayak. Once you have arrived at Princes Bridge, you will be transported back to your car, at the start point.

Session Length

  • Participants should start the self guided tour between 9am and 11am.
  • Finishing at the rowing sheds in the city before 4 pm.
  • The journey with a break along the way (30 min), takes approx 4 hours
  • There is always a little favourable current so paddling is easy


Participants should be 14 years of age and over


  • Participants must be 14 years of age and over
  • Life jackets must be worn at all times while in the kayak
  • Participants must keep their kayaks to the right of the river (opposite to driving in Australia)
  • An average fitness level is required. The distance to kayak is 12km


  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

The provider can accommodate groups of up to 8 participants.


Friends can follow along on foot or bike along the river some of the way.


In the event of poor weather conditions, your experience may be rescheduled.

Dress Code

It is recommended to wear a hat, sunglasses, and outdoor clothing. Sandals or flip flops are the most appropriate footwear and a rain jacket or jumper for wet or cooler temperatures.

Other Info

The distance is 12 km. Average paddlers go about 3-4km per hour.

This experience takes place on the Yarra River, VIC. You will depart from Abbotsford and finish the 12km journey at Princes Bridge in the city.

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