Moonlight Kayak Tour

Gilde along the Yarra River and watch the sun go down over Melbourne's impressive skyline.

Melbourne, Australia
DurationDuration3 hrs
Start & End TimeStart & End TimeWinter : 3:45 pm, Summer : 6:45 pm
Max Group SizeMax Group Size12
Minimum AgeMinimum Age12 yrs
Fitness LevelFitness LevelLow

What's Included

  • Get up to $10 cash back per person when you book with us
  • Discover Melbourne from a unique perspective, by kayak at night
  • Enjoy a special dining experience
  • Glide by numerous iconic Melbourne landmarks with a local guide
  • Soak up the stunning views of Melbourne by night
  • Enjoy the night time atmosphere of Melbourne's bar and restaurant precinct
  • 1 x dinner (Fish n' Chips) + 1 bottle of water 
  • 2.5 to 3 hours of kayaking
  • Includes all paddling accessories and waterproof bags

What to Expect

Kayaking by moonlight is a spectacular way to experience Melbourne from a unique water-level perspective.  Melbourne's Yarra River is an excellent location for new paddlers to experience kayaking for the first time, or for experienced kayakers to enjoy a stunning paddle through Melbourne's scenic waterways.  No kayaking experience is needed to enjoy the tour, our patient guides will be with you every step of the way.  We use a fleet of fibreglass Sea Bear sea kayaks, which are extremely stable and easy to operate.
The tour meets just before sunset on the wharf at the Community Hub at The Dock, 912 Collins St, Docklands.  After a short safety briefing and paddling technique session on land we set off for an exploration of the sights in Victoria Harbour before tying up to a dock in a beautiful marina.  The guests stay seated in the boats and are served fish n chips for a very special on-the-water dining experience.
After our meal, we continue our tour upstream, under the Bolte Bridge and through to Melbourne's lively downtown.  Kayaking past the Crown Casino and alongside stylish South bank. We continue past Flinders Street Railway Station and beneath historic Princes Bridge before arriving at the approach to Melbourne's sporting precinct.  Enjoy the sights and sounds from your unique vantage point as the sun goes down and the city comes to life.

Our tour ends at the boat landing area at the Rowing Sheds, right in the heart of Melbourne, and directly across the river from Federation Square.  What an incredible way to experience Melbourne!

Meet on the wharf, at Shed 2 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands. The tour ends at the Parks Victoria landing at the rowing sheds directly across the Yarra from Federation Square. 

Bookings are available all year round. We need a minimum of 4 people for the tour to run.
What to bring:
A sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera. You can wear your normal street clothes but you may want to bring a change of clothes if you are going out afterwards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. Your guide will give you lots of help and the tour begins with a training component.

12 yrs and older is recommended for all the tours.

If you occasionally play sport, walk, work out or are somewhat active you will be fine. The paddling is not too strenuous.

The Moonlight Kayak Tour's duration is 2.5 hours 

Regular tours have a maximum of 12 but larger groups can be accommodated.

All your paddling gear, fish & chips

LOTS! We use big stable sea kayaks which are designed to take big loads. The boats are big enough to take a medium size pack if need be. Day packs, hand bags etc are not a problem.

You may wish to bring along extra water, hat, snacks and a camera. No special clothing is required - just dress appropriately for the weather. A change of clothes is a good idea if you are going out after the tour.

Absolutely. There will be plenty of time for snaps along the way. Disposable waterproof cameras are ideal but we have had very few problems with digital cameras- so far! You can always ask your guide to hang on to your camera until you need it.

Paddling in the rain is more fun than it sounds! The tours run rain, hail or shine; however, we reserve the right to cancel a tour if it is unsafe. If you are worried about the weather you can check the 4 day forecast for Melbourne before you book or contact us for more information.

Meet on the wharf at the Community Hub at The Dock, 912 Collins St, Docklands


Terms & Conditions:
  • Children must be 12 years and over.

Please note that the bookings are processed manually and please chat to us before making the booking or you can book with us and your booking is confirmed only once confirmed by the tour operator.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations more than 2 days before departure: 25% of the total cost
  • Cancellations less than 2 days before departure: 100% of the cost



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