Sunrise Kayak Tour

    • 1.5 - 2 hours
    • AUUR
    • Total price tool tip
    • *Approx package price

Possibly the only reason to haul yourself out of bed before dawn is this Melbourne tour that shows you the quiet beauty of Melbourne before the masses awake, all from your own private kayak.


* Begin your day with a leisurely kayak down Melbourne’s Yarra River

* See the city come to life in the early morning light

* Practice some yoga in the gardens along the banks of the river

* Pass by Melbourne’s infamous landmarks such as Federation Square and Flinders Station

* Be blown away by the best views of the city, from the waterfront

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Boathouse Drive near Princes Bridge (across the river from Federation Square)
  • Finish:

    Boathouse Drive near Princes Bridge (across the river from Federation Square)
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    All paddling accessories, waterproof bags and bottle of water
  • Exclusions:

    Tips or 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.

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 inclusive.



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.


There’s no better way to start the day off in Melbourne than by getting your paddle on in the beautiful Yarra River! This invigorating kayak tour of Melbourne is sure to wake you up in a truly unique way, and show you the sights all at the same time.
You’ll begin this morning tour in Melbourne in the beautiful gardens that stretch along the Yarra River at Boathouse Drive. Here you’ll enjoy a brief warm up stretching session to ensure your body is fully awake and refreshed for the paddle ahead.
After a quick yet thorough paddling lesson, you’ll get kitted up with all your safety gear and jump into one of our new Sea Bear kayaks, which are designed with stability in mind, making them the perfect for first-time and experienced paddlers alike. You’ll head off downriver, passing under the Princes Bridge and into the heart of Melbourne. You’ll follow your informative local guide as you continue along the Yarra River, passing by Flinders Station and the iconic Polly Woodside vessel at South Wharf. With a local by your side, you’ll not only see many of Melbourne’s famous landmarks, but also learn the history behind them.
After a short break at this point in your Melbourne kayak tour, you’ll head back upstream past Crown Casino and into the lively South Bank district, before finishing up back at Boathouse Drive. This loop will teach you so much about the history of this fascinating city, in a truly unique way, as well as give you a new appreciation of Melbourne as you explore it at this hour. From here your guide will be happy to give you some tips on where to carry on your day in the area, or help you with finding a route back to your accommodation.
This tour is a good length for younger paddlers who can team up with Mum or Dad, or one of our guides, and there is no experience necessary to take part. 

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