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.

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Our Price: $220
$135 child (8 - 16)
$690 family (2 adults + 2 children)

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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
  • 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

    - 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. 

    - 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.

    Cancellation Policy

    • Change your booking up to 7 days before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 7 days of your experience
    • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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