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2.5-Hour Melbourne Sunset Kayak Tour

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Experience stunning views of Melbourne's skyline on this 2.5-hour kayak paddle along the Yarra River at sunset, led by an experienced, friendly guide. Explore Victoria Harbour and enjoy unique on the water dining (fish n chips), then paddle right into the heart of Melbourne along Southbank just in time for the dramatic fire-ball display at Crown Casino. As the city lights come on soak up the atmosphere of downtown Melbourne before finishing the tour next to Princes Bridge in the center of the city.
  • Enjoy a crowd-free tour of Melbourne and the Yarra River—from a kayak
  • Spot top landmarks and watch the sunset over Melbourne from the water
  • Enjoy a genuine fish and chips dinner served to you right on the water
  • No experience necessary—tour includes full instruction and all equipment
What to Expect
Make your way to the Melbourne marina to meet your guide. After gearing up and having a safety briefing and short practice session, hop aboard your kayak and set out on your evening cruise around the city. Paddle along the Yarra River, past the high-rise buildings of the Docklands, stylish Southbank, and the luxury yachts of Victoria Harbour. Stop along the way to enjoy a special dinner of fish and chips, served to you as you sit in your kayak on the marina and gaze out across the water. Continue upstream, paddling under the Bolte Bridge and pausing to watch the pyrotechnics display at Crown Casino (depending on schedules). Spot city landmarks including the Flinders Street Railway Station and the Princes Bridge on the way to your final stop, the rowing sheds opposite Federation Square—a scenic spot from which to watch the sunset over downtown Melbourne.
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Departure Point
The wharf behind the Community Hub at The Dock
2h 30m
Return Details
Concludes at Boathouse Drive, directly across the Yarra River from Federation Square
  • Use of equipment (All paddling accessories, waterproof bags)
  • Fish n Chips
  • Bottle of water
  • Experienced guide
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to bring: A sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses. You can wear your normal clothes but you may want to bring a change if you are going out afterwards.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had a really good time with this sunset kayak tour. Wonderful way to see Melbourne from unique perspective. Watching from day to night while kayaking was amazing. It’s my first time for kayak and I really love it. The tour guide is very friendly,...More

Thank chocomilkymoo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have kayaked all over the world and was looking forward to having a paddle in Melbourne. I expected a nice experience but it ended up being exceptional. Seeing the city from the river at sunset with all the bright light, the colors in the...More

Thank bodol192
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great time. Mat, the instructor made us to had a great time and the views are a must see!

Thank 452n_riar
Reviewed 5 August 2019

Perfect way to spend an evening in Melbourne, finishing in the city centre. It was two to a kayak, paddling was pretty easy with lots of rests. Great food and chat, and a lovely way to see Melbourne, understand its history and hear how the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Aideen H
Reviewed 16 June 2019

Yesterday my boyfriend and I went on the sunset kayak tour of the Docklands and Yarra River. There were several stand out elements of the tour, one being the knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, Matt. Matt had such an amazing amount of stories about the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Caitlin B
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