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White water kayaking close to Melbourne. Experience a half day 'ridin rapids', only 35 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. Ride through 12+ "class 2" rapids as you paddle approximately 6kms down the Yarra River, surrounded by native flora and fauna. Accessible by Public transport too!
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!
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Group numbers will vary for each trip. Minimum numbers of 4 apply, with a usual maximum of up to 9 plus the guide during "COVID19" Restrictions in Victoria. These will change as the restrictions are lifted. to a maximum of 20. 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.
Please wear comfortable clothes that may get wet and are suitable for the weather conditions; thermals or fleecy tops and woollen socks 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 and a small towel too!
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.
This experience takes place in the gorgeous old gold mining village of Warrandyte in the Yarra Valley, VIC.