Where can I kayak in Melbourne?

Can you just kayak anywhere?

As long as you hold a licence, you can paddle on any of the 2,200 miles of canals and rivers administered by the Canal & River Trust. An additional licence allows you to paddle on other rivers which are maintained by the Environment Agency, including the non-tidal Thames west of London.

Are you allowed to kayak in the Yarra River?

The Yarra River is an icon of the Melbourne CBD, and plays host to all sorts of watersports – including, of course, kayaking. The flat waters of the lower Yarra, which runs through the heart of the city, are a paddler’s playground.

Can you kayak at any beach?

The quick answer to this question is, Yes, to a degree. River kayaks work fine on the ocean for shorter trips in mild weather with no wind. But in the open ocean is a different matter and requires a minimum 14′ sea kayak with two airtight hatches in case you capsize.

Do I need a Licence for inflatable kayak?

No you do not. There’s no legal requirement to purchase a license if you’re going to use your kayak only in the sea. So if you’re on a strict budget then sea kayaking is probably the discipline you want to learn!

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Can you kayak in Victoria?

Victoria’s rivers provide canoeing and kayaking experiences for every type of adventurer.

Can you kayak at Sugarloaf Reservoir?

Sailboards, canoes, kayaks, keel boats and/or craft with cabins, cooking or toilet facilities are not permitted. Shore fishing is only allowed in specially designated areas during park hours. Please make sure you have a Victorian Amateur Fishing Licence. Do not use burley or clean fish in the Reservoir.

Can you kayak in Port Phillip Bay?

It is a fantastic opportunity to paddle and enjoy the Port Phillip Bay. … It is strongly suggested that you undertake training before the paddle. The journey of 35.5km can take us 7 hours, however be ready to sit in your sea kayak for at least 8 hours.