Geelong, Portarlington, St. Leonards, Swan Bay and Queenscliff areas are rich in maritime history including shipwrecks, submarines, historical fishing villages, and a Fort built in case of Russian invasion. This tour follows the coast with foreshore camping along the way (including showers for a bit of luxury). A great little tour, not far from Melbourne.
LOCATION: Portarlington is located 1.5 hours drive south of Melbourne on the west coast, ½ hour drive from Geelong. Meet at Portarlington camp ground or Eastern beach Geelong.
DESCRIPTION:The Portarlington, St. Leonards, Swan Bay and Queenscliff areas are rich in maritime history including shipwrecks, submarines, historical fishing villages, and a Fort built in case of Russian invasion. St. Leonards is recently famous for providing backdrops for the hit TV series “Sea Change”. Portarlington has a well established aqua culture industry that may be studied. Swan Bay is a fantastic bird and wildlife habitat and has recently been included as part of the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. Camping is at foreshore camping grounds. This is definitely an area for outdoor and environmental science students. There is also an opportunity to visit the Marine education centre at Queenscliff.
GRADE: Novice—years 10 to 12
DURATION: 2 to 4 days
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 12
INCLUSIONS: All kayak equipment, camp fees and kayak guide
Paddle into the heart of Melbourne City, along the Yarra River. Get up and close to ferries and historical ships while taking in views of South Bank and the City skyline. Historical commentary is provide along the way. Stop for a delicious Thai lunch and drink half way along the tour, right on the waters edge! This is a new tour - ideal for work groups, friends, parties etc. Doing something different on the Yarra River. Melbourne City Delight Kayak Tour
The Melbourne City Kayak Tour is scheduled for Friday 29th September, 1:00 pm, 8 vacancies. View the city up close, hear stories of the history of the port. Have a break and snack where Melbourne was first settled by Europeans. Refer to link for full description of tour Melbourne City Kayak Tour
Kayak Hire is from Abbotsford - Yarra River (all year round). We supply a trolley and are located just 300m from the water. We are open every day in spring. Great weather this Sunday 10th September 2017. Call before hand to make sure kayaks are available and make a booking.