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White Water Kayaking & Abseiling, Full Day - Yarra River, Melbourne

White Water Kayaking & Abseiling, Full Day - Yarra River, Melbourne

Enjoy the excitement and exhilaration of canoeing on the Yarra River and abseiling on this one day adventure a short distance from Melbourne CBD.

Warrandyte (Melbourne)
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Item: WH12692IT
Our Price: $185
$115 child (9 - 18)
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  • Description

    The Paddle & Abseil Adventure Experience on the Yarra River is an action packed full day of kayaking on Grade 1 & 2 white water and abseiling from a 10m cliff. (As seen on TV’s “Go for Your Life” program Jan 2008) After a safety brief, it’s time to hit the river and embark on a 1.5hr journey through some of the most scenic sections of the Yarra Valley River. On the first flat-water section of the river you will learn how to steer the boats. This prepares you for the rapids that lie ahead.

    The Yarra meanders through bushland of the Yarra Valley. During the day there is the possibility of seeing a range of wildlife on the river banks including Kangaroo’s, wallabies, echidna or a Koala. Sometimes we have even seen wildlife in the river including platypus, eels and there are always many water birds. Before tackling the next part of your adventure, you will dry off and have a picnic lunch. Lunch will be in a picnic area close to the river or at the abseil site.

    Then it's onto the cliffs which have an intimidating edge. Steady your nerves as you back off the edge of a 10m-12m abseil – approximately 2 storeys high. You can expect your day to finish at approximately 4.00pm and then return to the station or home in your own vehicle.

    Intensity: 4.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 4.0 Intensity
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  • Reviews
    9 Reviews
    4.4 out of 5

    Kayakaze were amazing to deal with. It is rare to find a company with such exceptional customer service. The instructions were clear, the emails were prompt and the communication was friendly and helpful. On the day our guide was amazing, ensuring our day went perfectly. They even dealt with our change of dates with the minimum of fuss. Our experience was a pleasure from start to finish. Thank you

    Adam M   5 out of 5

    This trip was awesome! The staff were kind, helpful and clear with instructions. The day was well organised and very enjoyable!!!

    Teagan   5 out of 5

    Enjoyable day had by my family, and nice to guides to spend day with. I feel we accomplished family togetherness in a really nice way. A cliche I know but a family who plays together stays together!

    KIM   4 out of 5

    A beautifully, relaxing, fun filled day with fantastic instructors. Highly recommended!!!

    Brooke S   5 out of 5

    The communication and information before and after our purchase was thorough and gave us confidence. Our tour guide ,Charlie, was very informative, positive, encouraging and patient. The boys had a terrific time and expecially loved the adrenalin of the abseiling!

    Bernadette   4 out of 5

    Thanks for a terrific day - our guides were fantastic and made everything 'too easy' Certainly has inspired me to want more Cheers Val

    Val S   4 out of 5

    very good experience! i would highly recommend this website to others and i would definitely return to this for more adventures!

    sophy   5 out of 5

    We really had a good time and Ryan was an awesome guide. Thank you very much. Ilse

    Ilse   4 out of 5

    Kayaking on the Yarra was thoroughly enjoyable, and the small rapids were enough to whet my appetite to try some larger ones in the future. It was my first time abseiling and, once over the edge, the jelly legs disappeared and I found myself reaching the bottom wishing there was more to go. I have already recommended the activity to several others.

    Paul D   4 out of 5
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  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • An average level of fitness is required, no previous white water experience is necessary but the ability to swim a minimum of 25m is recommended
    • If you are over 10 years of age, love the outdoors and feel comfortable in the water, you are in for a great time! (children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent /guardian)
    • If you have any medical conditions or dietary requirements that may be relevant please inform the staff at Adrenalin and your guides prior to the trip

    What to Bring/Wear

    • One pair joggers / runners (you don’t mind getting wet and have good grip)
    • Shoes MUST be worn at all times whilst kayaking
    • Second pair of shoes or pair of thongs to change into at the end.
    • Woollen or thermal socks
    • Woollen jumper or fleece (cotton draws the heat away from your body)
    • Thermal Underwear
    • Large shorts to go over wetsuit
    • Bathers & Towel
    • Water resistant sunscreen and hat
    • Dry change of clothes (left in the vehicles)
    • Waterproof (plastic garbage) bags for wet gear
    • Sunglasses with a retaining strap (also needed for normal lenses)
    • Shorts and T-shirt for summer trips
    • Shoes/runners with good grip for abseiling
    • Hair tie for long hair
    • Minimum of a two litre water bottle - with water in it!
    • Raincoat
    • Day pack
    • Optional – waterproof camera or waterproof box for keys & phone or camera

    What is Supplied

    • 1-2 person kayaks or canoes & safety gear
    • All climbing and abseiling saftey gear.
    • Thermal top, spray jacket, P.F.D. (Buoyancy Vest) and helmet
    • Lunch & snacks
    • Complementary transport from designated pick up point
    • First aid kit, mobile phone communication
    • 1 waterproof box/bag per trip with limited space for keys & essentials.
    • Wet suits are available on request but not really needed for this trip (but feel free to bring your own)

    More Information

    Week day bookings are available for groups of four or more

    ITINERARY
    - Please note that sometimes we swap the order and run the abseil first and the paddle in the afternoon - depending on weather or client bookings. Also, the abseiling component of this tour is subject to weather conditions and the paddling is not run if the river is in flood. 

    CAMERAS - There are excellent photo opportunities. We suggest purchasing a waterproof disposable camera in either a wide angle or standard lens with a flash and attach it to yourself or your pack for easy access.
    VALUABLES - You will be out of sight of the vehicle for the majority of the day, so we strongly advise that you bring only what you can carry on the trip. Be sure to leave any non-essential valuables at home (jewellery / money / purses / wallets). Jewellery worn, in particular rings and bracelets do tend to get in the way when paddling and are better left at home. You leave valuables in the vehicle at your own risk.
    RECENTLY INJURED - People with previous or existing muscular/joint/ bone injuries should be aware that sitting in the boats for long periods, strenuous walking and scrambling is involved, they should wear the appropriate support bandages. 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    WEATHER
    - Please note that new "Fire Danger Ratings" are now in place for Victoria. All tours will be subject to suitable weather and fire safety conditions as advised by relevant authorities. This may mean tours are postponed at short notice as Total Fire Ban Days are not declared until late afternoon on the day prior. This is beyond the tour operator's control, and we appreciate your understanding.

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