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Hike and Kayak Yarra Bend

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Days

1

Grade

3

Distance

13km

TOUR OVERVIEW

Pack more action into your day with this combined experience. If you love walking and you’d like to explore some more of Melbourne with a great paddle down our iconic river then take this opportunity. With the usual Take Shape Adventures’ attention to detail and full support, PLUS all your gear and new Drifter II kayaks, lifejackets and paddles!

What an opportunity to explore both up and down one of the best sections of urban Melbourne – without feeling as though you’re in the suburbs at all. We’ll take all our special tracks on the walk and you’ll be amazed at how much bushland walking we can find for you. From the well known pathways through to little side tracks and sneaky little shortcuts – we’ll have you well and truly lost in your surroundings in no time. Enjoy a yummy lunch on the banks of the river before going through a quick safety briefing and getting ready to paddle!

You’ll feel safe and secure in our very stable and secure double boats – complete with space for your gear and seats with backrests. Plus have the complete attention of our experienced guides on the river. Jump on board and practice some strokes before paddling and drifting down the mighty Yarra River. Although it’s right there flowing through our wonderful city, and you’ve all definitely heard of it – to be on it, floating down with the current and seeing for yourself the way it winds through native forest, past some of the biggest houses in Melbourne and chatting about the way we have both used and abused it over the years is a great experience for anyone living amongst it’s many tributaries!

No paddling experience is necessary for this event so take this opportunity to join us on something a little different.

16 people maximum on this event. Minimum age is 14 years.

Our guides will have a waterproof bag for electronics, phones etc.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Full catering, lunch and snacks including all dietary needs
  • Experienced & qualified guides
  • Scenery & wildlife
  • First Aid
  • Our wonderful TSA enthusiasm!

FOOD

Full catering, lunch and snacks including all dietary needs

WHAT TO BRING

  • Drink bottle, or two normal drink bottles on a hot day
  • A small backpack
  • Medication, camera, etc…
  • Hat or beanie depending on weather
  • Trail shoes or runners.
  • No bare feet or thongs.

WHAT OUR ADVENTURERS HAVE SAID

"Visiting the Bay of Fires has always been on my bucket list and I am glad I made this dream a reality. What a stunning experience! Big shout out to the team at TSA who have gone above and beyond! Highly recommended!" - Linda Hyde

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AVAILABLE TOUR DATES

12 in stock

Hike and Kayak Yarra Bend

Start: September 18, 2022 9:00 am
End: September 18, 2022 3:00 pm
Price:
$159.00
Members Price: $149.00

12 in stock

11 in stock

Hike and Kayak Yarra Bend

Start: October 8, 2022 9:00 am
End: October 8, 2022 3:00 pm
Price:
$159.00
Members Price: $149.00

11 in stock

10 in stock

Hike and Kayak Yarra Bend

Start: October 16, 2022 9:00 am
End: October 16, 2022 3:00 pm
Price:
$159.00
Members Price: $149.00

10 in stock

12 in stock

Hike and Kayak Yarra Bend

Start: October 22, 2022 9:00 am
End: October 22, 2022 3:00 pm
Price:
$159.00
Members Price: $149.00

12 in stock

12 in stock

Hike and Kayak Yarra Bend

Start: November 5, 2022 9:00 am
End: November 5, 2022 3:00 pm
Price:
$159.00
Members Price: $149.00

12 in stock

12 in stock

Hike and Kayak Yarra Bend

Start: November 19, 2022 9:00 am
End: November 19, 2022 3:00 pm
Price:
$159.00
Members Price: $149.00

12 in stock

12 in stock

Hike and Kayak Yarra Bend

Start: December 4, 2022 9:00 am
End: December 4, 2022 3:00 pm
Price:
$159.00
Members Price: $149.00

12 in stock

12 in stock

Hike and Kayak Yarra Bend

Start: December 10, 2022 9:00 am
End: December 10, 2022 3:00 pm
Price:
$159.00
Members Price: $149.00

12 in stock

Secure your spot with a non refundable deposit, and have the remainder payment be automatically split over additional payments. See here for our payment plan details terms and conditions

FAQS

This is one of our most common questions, and our recommendation is that for most of our day walks you should wear your most comfortable footwear. Don’t wear your old hiking boots from 20 years ago, and don’t wear thongs or sandals. Bottom line is your runners are probably the best choice unless you have some comfortable hiking shoes or trail runners. In some circumstances you may want footwear with better grip than runners, particularly for muddy winter walks. If you are still in doubt, bring along both pairs and get our guides recommendation on the day.

Transport to and from location is not included but ride-sharing can be arranged

All our trips include our awesome TSA guides, accommodation, all your meals, beverages, access, permits, and all extras such as gear, activites, climbs, rafting, caving or any of the other exciting activities that appears on our tours. There is never any more to pay, unless you want to buy your own things like a coffee, souvenirs etc.

As with all of our events, our trips vary in length and difficulty. We suggest you look at the grading provided and have a browse through the itinerary distances. If you can walk 20km day after day then you’ll be fine for the Larapinta Trek, or you may be more suited to wandering around the Bay of Fires and more leisurely beach walking. Remember that you will have weeks to months to build up your fitness before the trip – which we can help with! If still in doubt, give us a call

We always want to keep you safe and have developed a Covid safety plan for the trail. Check it out HERE

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One of the common questions we get asked is "what pair of hiking shoes should I wear to come to join you?". The first thing we say is "always wear something that is comfortable". So if it is your first day hiking and it's a grade two or three hike you are better off wearing your runners than you are buying a pair of hiking shoes or boots specifically for that event.

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WHY CHOOSE

TAKE SHAPE ADVENTURES

FRIENDSHIP

Most of the people that come on our tours come by themselves. Our community is built on friendships that have been made on our trips, experiencing something life changing together, the shared memories and also goals to do more in the future! We encourage people not to be anxious about coming on these trips by yourself as we promise you will leave with some like minded friends and be really glad you made the decision to get out of your comfort zone and join in.

BELONG

Our community is our backbone. We have had so many people start with no hiking experience, basic fitness and not knowing anyone on our trips. These same people have gone on to do some incredible multi day hiking trips with us and their friends they have met in our community. Witnessing the development of their fitness, confidence, experience, friendships and happiness is why we do what we do. Come join us and let us help you get from the couch to the top of the mountain!

ADVENTURE

Experiences, not things. The moments that take your breath away. The feeling of accomplishment and the realisation that you are capable of so much more than what you thought. The views that blow your mind and the ticking off of bucket list items. We take all the hard work out of it for you. We organise the lot so you can just turn up and get the best of your experience without all the headaches of organising/logistics. We make it easy for you to do all the thing you want to do –  you just need to turn up and be ready to jump into life!

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