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.