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Inflatable Regatta 2020

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Boatloads of fun
Inflatable Regatta - cast off and float merrily on the Maribyrnong on Saturday 29th February for a fun, adventurous and social way to explore Melbourne's rivers in inflatable boats.

Colouring the day with umbrella hats

Each regatta course is around 2 kilometres in length and takes approx 1 - 2 hours at a chilled pace, or faster if you paddle hard.

While paddling along you can appreciate excellent urban scenery and city views floating along the Maribyrnong.

After you land, it's time to party with music, a bar and food trucks. It's a fun day out on the water with a surprisingly large dose of nature given the inner city environments.

Gently down the stream

Float Maribyrnong on 29th February

Starts at:

Footscray Rowing Club
Footscray Park
Get there by public transport
TRAIN - Footscray or Flemington Racecourse station
BUS - 404, 409 & 472
TRAM - 82


Grimes Reserve
(just off Moreland Street next to train bridge and Footscray Community Arts Centre)
TRAIN - Footscray station
BUS - 216, 219, 220, 402 & 409
TRAM - 82

Paddle at your own speed

Tickets for each regatta are $67 per person plus booking fee and include:

Boat & Oars
Life jackets
Water-proof bag
Sunscreen & drinking water (byo re-usable water bottle)

Here's what last year's participants had to say:

See here for more information and FAQ

Like to volunteer? See the website.

All images courtesy of the organisers.
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Why? A fun day on the river
When: Maribyrnong on 29th February
Where: Hawthorn and Footscray
Cost: $67 plus booking fee
Your Comment
Thay seems to be a very popular and busy event judging from the photos. It almost looks like a river version of dodgem cars.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8042) 311 days ago
by Olga Junek on 04/12/2017
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