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Kayak Hire on the Yarra River at Abbotsford (Melbourne)

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 Winter although closed 14 July - 1 August. Call before hand to make sure kayaks are available and make a booking.
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Opening Hours are 9 am - 5 pm (6 April - 5 October) and 9 am - 6 pm (6 October - 5 April), seven days a week.

Location: 12 Turner Street Abbotsford.

Two Types of Hire: Yarra River Kayak Hire (Abbotsford) and "Take Away"

1) Yarra River Kayak Hire (Abbotsford) at our base for a 1/2 day (1-3 hrs) or full day (3-8 hrs)

  • Single $45 half day (1-3 hrs) and $60 full day (3-8 hrs). Double kayak $60 half day and $80 full day. Pick up $60 per group (2-16 people)
  • Please telephone 0410 329 090 or email before hand to make booking. We only have so many kayaks to rent per day.
  • Bookings are finalised once deposit has been made. A flat rate deposit of $40 will be taken at the time of booking for groups of between 1-7 persons and for groups of 8 or more a deposit of $150. This can be paid via credit card over the phone or by direct bank transfer into the following account:
  • WESTPAC
    Sea Kayak Australia
    BSB: 033-048
    Acc. No: 186589

    Please insert your SURNAME in the "Description" section of the bank transfer statement.
  • What we need to know:
  1. Date
  2. Time (be on time as your kayaks will booked out to other people if you are more than 30 minutes late)
  3. Type of kayak e.g. single, double and how many kayaks
  4. Period of hire e.g. 1/2 day or full day
  5. Return or pick up

 

Terms And Conditions for Yarra River Kayak Hire

  • A booking is confirmed once a $40 deposit has been paid for a group of 1-7 persons and $150 deposit for a group of 8 or more persons via direct bank deposit or credit card over the phone. The remaining balance shall be paid in full, prior to commencement of kayak hire.
  • A booking can be cancelled and rescheduled only once and has to be made at least 24 hours before scheduled booking date and time.
  • Any participant who cancels their booking and does not reschedule to another hire date will not have their deposit payment refunded.

Notes:

  • Single $45 half day (1-3 hrs) and $60 full day (3-8 hrs). Double kayak $60 half day and $80 full day
  • Single or double sea kayaks are available. These kayaks are different to the ones you usually rent - you will be surprised how both the single and double sea kayaks we offer are very fast and stable therefore you can see alot of scenery in a short amount of time.
  • We are based 300m from the water. To get the kayaks down to the water, the kayaks are placed on trolleys to make it easy at the start and the end of the hire.
  • Double kayaks have a middle seat suitable for a 4-7 year old.
  • Typically people who hire kayaks paddle between 2-5 hrs on average.
  • If you have a family/group of children and adults wanting to hire call us before hand to check seating and kayak set up. e.g. 1 child (7-12) in the front, 1 child 4-6 in the middle and 1 adult in the back etc. Also discuss how far group is likely to travel.
  • Children under 14 years must be accompanied in a double kayak with an adult.
  • You don't have to paddle long distances to enjoy your self, you can just float and paddlle then have lunch along the way, then turn around and come back.
  • Bring a prepared lunch along the way or have a BBQ on Herring Island or lunch on the lawn at Princes Bridge.
  • There is also a cafe opposite Herring Island where you can buy lunch. Herring island and Princes Bridge also have toilet facilities.
  • It takes approx 2 hours to paddle to Herring Island - South Yarra (9km) one way or 5 hours return (with lunch) and 4-5 hours (with lunch) to paddle to Princes Bridge (12 km) one way or 7 hours return.  Time estimates are calculated on summer water levels, adult paddlers in a double kayak, average fitness and beginner skill level.
  • PICK UPS DOWN STREAM. People who hire for 1/2 day and (who want to be picked up down stream) can only be picked up opposite Herring Island (South Yarra). People who hire for a Full Day can be picked up at either opposite Herring Island (South Yarra) or in the city at the rowing sheds - Princes Bridge. Pick up rate is $60 per hire group of between 2 and 16 people. (Minimum group size for pick up is 2 people). During the week days, picks ups must be no later than 4pm because of traffic congestion. Please note that maximum vehicle passenger capacity to return to Abbotsford is 6 people.
  • Please chat to us about pick ups before hand to ensure we have the resources for your chosen day.
  • Group kayak hires are a great way for families, friends or businesses to have fun and bond on their own special journey.
  • Hire Rates: include kayak, paddle, PFD, trolley, map and dry bag/dry box.
  • We also help you to launch and provide basic tips on paddling techniques.
  • 1/2 day hire can start at any time between 9 am and 2.30 pm. After 2.30 pm you will get less paddling time as we close 5pm (winter) or 6pm (spring and summer).
  • Full day hire- best to hire before 12 noon to get a full days worth.
  • What to wear and bring: hat, sun glasses, bottle of water, shorts, t shirt, rain jackets, food, thongs, clothes to change into at the end.

 

2) "Take away" - place on your car (that has roof racks) and take for between 1-10 days.

  • Pre book 1-2 week in advance is best especially if taking away for 2 days or more. Discussions need to be had about roof racks, cradles, trailers etc.
  • Hire fees includes the craft, paddle, buoyancy vest, spray cover and pump.
  • You can't "take away" for 1/2 a day - must be 1 day or more.
  • We are flexible with after hours pick up and drop off times.
  • Choose from a wide range of single and double sea kayaks and equipment.
  • Advice is provided on suitable paddling locations, tides, wind, etc.
  • Kayak trailers (up to 8 double sea kayaks), tents, sleeping mats, stoves, solar chargers etc. may also be hired.

Make sure you call before hand (0410 329 090) to ensure we have kayaks available.

 

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Kayak Hire on the Yarra River at Abbotsford (Melbourne)

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 Winter although closed 14 July - 1 August. Call before hand to make sure kayaks are available and make a booking.
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