Kayak the Yarra River on Rapids - Half Day

Warrandyte, VIC



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  • 3 hour kayak adventure on the Yarra River!
  • Suitable for first time and beginner paddlers
  • Only 35 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD

Experience a half day 'ridin rapids', only 35 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. Learn some new skills and ride a few rapids as you paddle approximately six kilometres down the Yarra River, surrounded by native flora and fauna. Single and double kayaks are available!

  • Duration - 1/2 day
  • Location - View Map
Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Kayak hire
  • All paddling gear and kayaks
  • Safety and skills briefing session
  • Snacks
  • Friendly, experienced, qualified tour guide

Enjoy the feeling of floating, splashing through rapids and paddling down the Yarra River, surrounded by native Australian flora and fauna. The experience is approximately 6 kilometres, but don't worry about the distance, you're in a boat with another person and the current helps too. Single kayaks are also available for the more adventurous!

On the Day

Session Length

  • Please allow three hours for this experience
  • There is about 45 minutes of logistics prior to getting on the river - get your paddling gear on, do a car shuttle and a safety brief
  • There is about 90 - 100 minutes on the river, then 45 minutes to get off the river, get changed, enjoy snacks and pack the gear up

Numbers on the Day

Group numbers will vary for each trip. Minimum numbers of 4 apply, with a usual maximum of up to 16. Larger groups are available for special events/functions. Depending on group size there will usually be a minimum of 1 tour guide for up to 5 craft.


Thermals tops are provided on wet, windy and cooler days. In the case of extreme weather, Total Fire Bans or high winds access to the tree lined river may be closed and very high river levels may make us postpone due to safety. All tours are reconfirmed a few days prior when the weather forecast is more accurate.

Dress Code

Please wear comfortable clothes that may get wet and are suitable for the weather conditions; thermals are preferable at colder times. Closed toe shoes such as runners are a must. A list is provided upon booking. Bring a change of dry clothes too!

Other Info

Children between the ages of 6 and 13 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or older sibling/friend of 16 years and up on the water. For those between 14-16 years, a parent or guardian must be at the pick up and drop off points.

... and Importantly


  • Pregnant women or anyone with a pre-existing medical condition that affects their mobility, should check with their doctor before booking
  • Average fitness levels are recommended


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.