Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour

Melbourne, Australia
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a twilight kayak tour on the Yarra River with an expert guide who shows you Melbourne from the water. You can either head downstream into the heart of the city to see sites such as the Old Customs House, Turning Basin, Melbourne Maritime Museum and the Crown Casino. Or venture upstream to paddle past the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Herring Island, which features sculptures by native Australian and international artists. Your tour includes informative commentary and light refreshments, with afternoon or evening departures.
  • Paddle past historic sites like the Old Customs House, Tall Ships Victoria or Royal Botanic Gardens
  • See the pyrotechnic show outside the Crown Casino (evening tour only)
  • Learn about the sculpture park at Herring Island on upstream tours
  • Includes kayaking instruction, equipment and light refreshments

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Commentary
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Thermals, spray jacket, and all paddling equipment
  • Tour photographs (via email)
  • Your tour conveniently starts and ends at the same point, so no surprises
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Richmond Rowing Club
    7 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

    Departure: Richmond Rowing Club, Boat House Drive, Melbourne City (opposite Federation Square). In front of the rowing sheds, look for the yellow kayaks on the boat ramp.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • A maximum of 20 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years (12-15 year old clients years must paddle with an adult)
  • Not recommended for participants with back or shoulder problems
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Fun relaxing way to see the city from a different perspective
Lisa_L, Jan 2023
After a 37 degree day in Melbourne kayaking on the Yarra was a refreshing way to see the sights and cool down.
All of us(x4 from...
Aim, Dec 2022
All of us(x4 from Melbourne) enjoyed the experience. Looking at both banks while in the river is very different to from the land. Tour was well organised. Beautiful Sunset was an extra bonus. Highly recommended!
Family kayak on the Yarra river in Melbourne.
Robert_D, Jan 2022
Great fun. Great kit. Great trip. Thank you. What an incredible way to see Melbourne, the Yarra River and the twilight.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you, It was great have you out on the River what a perfect weather