River to the Sky tour

    • 3-4 hours
    • AUUP
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $117
    • *Approx package price

This Melbourne tour is two parts water, one part air; from kayaking the Yarra's murky yet much-loved waters to scaling the heights of the Eureka Tower, you'll see Melbourne from above, and below.


* Experience Melbourne from a kayak in the Yarra River and the top of the Eureka Tower

* Discover Melbourne’s most famous landmarks with a local guide

* Enjoy an ‘on water’ dining experience from the comfort of your own kayak

* Brave ‘The Edge’ – a glass cube suspended high above the ground in the Eureka Tower (this is optional!)

* Breathe in the spectacular Melbourne city views by night, from your kayak and Skydeck 88

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Shed 2, North Wharf Rd, Docklands.  Access to North Wharf Rd is via the end of Bourke St in Docklands, there may be construction but the road is open.  Shed 2 is at the end of the wharf close to the two large pillars at the centre of the Bolte Bridge.
    Important note: The start time of this adventure varies depending on the time of the year. Please see below

    * 6:45pm January 1st 2015 – April 4th 2015

    * 5:00pm April 5th 2015 – October 3rd 2015

    * 6:45pm October 4th 2015 – April 2nd 2016
  • Finish:

    Boathouse Rd near Princess Bridge (across the river from Federation Square).
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    All paddling accessories, waterproof bags, fish-n-chip dinner and bottle of water, entrance to the Skydeck.
  • Exclusions:

    Items of a personal nature, tips & gratuities for your guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour in Melbourne.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Dress standard

You can wear your normal clothes but you may want to bring a change of clothes if you are going out afterwards as you may get a little wet.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.  Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this kayaking tour in Melbourne.



Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.


This evening Melbourne tour by kayak is the ultimate Yarra River experience not to be missed. It’s a great way to not only get a feel for Melbourne but to also experience the city from a unique perspective – on the water and into the skies!
You’ll start this Melbourne kayak tour in Victoria Harbour, which is located in the Docklands area of Melbourne. After a quick but thorough safety briefing from your local guide, you’ll hop in your kayak and get acquainted with the waters. After you’ve have a paddle around the harbour, you’ll tuck into some fish and chips for dinner to create an ‘on water’ dining experience. Nothing can beat chowing down on some good food from a kayak whilst admiring the Melbourne skyline by night!
After you’ve filled your belly with some delicious dinner, you’ll head upstream on this evening tour of Melbourne, under Bolte Bridge, and towards Melbourne’s lively downtown. Kayak past swanky Crown Casino and alongside stylish Southbank. Paddle by iconic Flinders Street Railway Station and beneath historic Princess Bridge before arriving at the approach to Melbourne’s enormous sporting precinct. With your local guide by your side, you’ll get all the insider info on these iconic Melbourne landmarks.
The final stop on this Melbourne tour will take you out of your kayak and into the skies. Skydeck 88 at Eureka Tower is only a short stroll away, and offers unparalleled views of the Melbourne skyline. You’ll head up to this deck with your local guide, and from here you’ll be able to trace your paddling route from Docklands to the thriving restaurant scene at Southgate, and peer out over Port Phillip Bay and the Dandenong Ranges. Test your courage with 'The Edge' - a glass cube which projects 3 meters out from the building - with you in it - suspended almost 300 meters above the ground!
Once you’ve experienced Melbourne from sea level and the dizzying heights of the Eureka Tower, your evening tour in Melbourne will finish up back down on land. From here your local guide will be happy to point you in the direction of more things to do in this area, or give you a hand with directions back to your accommodation.
Melbourne’s Yarra River is an excellent location for novice paddlers to experience kayaking for the first time. No kayaking experience is needed to enjoy our Melbourne tour; our patient guides will be with you every step of the way. With a new fleet of extremely stable Sea Bear sea kayaks, the experience will be even easier for first-time paddlers.

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