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Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour - Sea Kayak Australia

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Published January 26th 2018
Experience Melbourne city as you kayak your way down the Yarra River on a 2.5 hour tour by twilight. Take in views of the Melbourne skyline as the sun sets, and watch the fire show light up the night sky. A perfect evening for beginners as well as avid kayakers looking to combine city life with outdoor adventure.

City Adventure Begins
Meet your friendly and knowledgeable guides on the river just in front of Richmond Rowing Club (7 Boathouse Drive, Melbourne), a five minute walk from Flinders Street Station. You will be given a brief yet thorough training induction before setting off in your pedal kayak. Any valuables you don't want to risk getting wet can be kept locked in the guide's car. Strap on your life jacket, grab your oar and wear your smile as your guides will be taking snapshots of you on the river.

Head to the Harbour

As you pass Arbory Afloat, a popular and lively bar floating on the river, you will encounter your first sighting - Melburnians knocking back a few bevvies and cheering you on. With the Docklands ahead, you can admire the boats before stopping to stretch your legs. Included in the tour is a snack and drink. Don't expect a bubbly as I did as juice boxes are offered. Nevertheless, the sugar hit along with the fruit and cookies will give you energy for the return trip.

Witness the World's Largest Fireballs

As you make your way back to home base, you will pass by the Crown Casino and the restaurants that line South Bank. A warm and buzzing atmosphere is then heated up by the Gas Brigades Fire Show - eight towers that light up the night with pyrotechnic flames. As the sun sets, paddle back to shore and end or even start the night with a drink from a rooftop bar to gain another perspective of Melbourne.

Sea Kayak Australia run Twilight Tours all year round.
September to November and March to May: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
December to February: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

For more information and bookings:
Click here to go to Sea Kayak Australia

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When: Twilight session is 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (September to November and March to May). 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (December to February).
Where: Melbourne City
Cost: $85.00 / Discounted pricing for child 12-15 years old is $76, must be in a double kayak with an adult.
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An innovative entertainment. Hats off to the fills who thought of this.
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