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
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. Call before hand to make sure kayaks are available and make a booking. Open every day in April and May 2018.
Kayak into the heart of Melbourne City, along the sheltered Yarra River. Get up and close to yachts, ferries and stationary ships while taking in views of South Bank and the City skyline. Historical commentary is provide along the way. View the sunset at dusk and see the spectacular "fire balls" at the Crown Casino. One the great experiences when in Melbourne for locals and visitors. Snacks and drinks included. VIDEO LINK