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Brisbane Kayak Tour

From US$35.41
Highlights
  • 90-minute kayak tour on the Brisbane River
  • Choose a tour that takes place in the daytime or evening
  • Learn to paddle and steer the kayak with easy-to-follow instructions from the guide
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Brisbane Kayak Tour
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1pm Guided Kayak Tour (Daily)Most Popular
Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced paddler, get out and discover Brisbane’s beautiful river city by kayak. Tours run daily from Riverlife to the Story Bridge and Southbank.
From US$35.41
Illuminated Night Kayaking
90 minute Illuminated Kayak Tour (Friday & Saturday 7pm). Discover Brisbane on a unique journey with your friends past the dazzling South Bank promenade or marvel at the Story Bridge.
From US$45.53
11am Guided Kayak Tour Sat&Sun
Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced paddler, get out and discover Brisbane’s beautiful river city by kayak. Tours run daily from Riverlife to the Story Bridge and Southbank.
From US$35.41
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Overview
Discover the Brisbane River either by day or night on a 90-minute kayak tour. Enjoy a water perspective on the Story Bridge or the South Bank Parklands after learning the basics of paddling from your expert guide. If you choose the night tour, you’ll hop into illuminated kayaks and enjoy the multicolored displays on the Story Bridge or glide past the evening lights of South Bank. This kayak tour is suitable for all levels of experience and provides a fantastic look at the city’s vital waterway.
What to Expect
Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced paddler, get out and discover Brisbane’s beautiful river city by kayak either day or night. Riverlife’s guided kayaking adventure sessions lets you see the city from a unique angle while you glide along the meandering Brisbane River!

Day Kayaking

Jump aboard a kayak and paddle your way under the Story Bridge or past South Bank. You’ll be the captain of your own kayak and whether you want thrills, spills or chills, there’s no better way to discover Brisbane’s river city.

While you are out on the water have some fun in or out of your kayak. Try paddling while standing (gondola style), rafting in a line and walking on the kayak backs. pairing up and swapping kayaks, kayak soccer, surfing and basketball! Just ask your friendly instructors!
Night Kayaking
Discover Brisbane by night aboard an illuminated kayak. Embark on a unique journey with your friends past the dazzling South Bank promenade or marvel at the Story Bridge, which boast hundreds of multicoloured lights. Let the river city romance you.

The kayaking adventures are guided by qualified and experienced instructors. No experience is necessary as each session includes full instruction, a safety briefing and all equipment including a PFD. Participants must be at least 8 years of age (12 years of age for night kayaking).
Reviews (16)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to spend a sunny afternoon

The Kayak tour was the perfect way to see Brisbane from another view. My instructor was very informative and ensured I was getting the most out of the experience the whole time. Only thing to note is that it is hard work on the arms...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ana D
Mark-Riverlife, Manager at Riverlife Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Ana, Thanks so much for your review! So glad to hear that you had a great time with us on your Kayak Tour! It is definitely a very unique way to see our awesome city! Maybe next time, you'll have to see it from...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Must do in Brisbane

I had great fun at Riverlife. The kayaking tour is amazing, the instructor is very nice. I have never tried it before, but it's easy to pick up for a beginner. I will definitely come back.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank caro111117
Mark-Riverlife, Manager at Riverlife Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there! Thanks so much for your review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Kayak Tour! Do you happen to remember the name of your very nice instructor? We'd love to give them the praise they deserve! Great to hear that we'll...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Valentines day night kayak with dinner

First time kayakers and we had a great experience. It was harder work than we thought it would be. The instructors were very good and explained every thing very well. The food was very nice and so was the service.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pat H
Mark-Riverlife, Manager at Riverlife Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Pat, Thanks so much for your review! Great to hear that you enjoyed our Valentines Day Night Kayak Tour & Dinner! It is one of our most special occasions of the year! We really appreciate the kind words. Hope to see you again next...More

Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile
Most fun way to view the city!

My friend and I rented some kayaks for the morning and scooted around the river to see the city! We had a great time and the equipment was great. Easy and fast enough for rentals and you can join a tour group or head out...More

Thank runnergirl2367
Mark-Riverlife, Manager at Riverlife Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there! Thanks so much for the review! We really appreciate the kind words and glad to hear that you got to explore Brisbane from a brand new angle! Hiring a kayak is such a great option if you're feeling confident, and a great way...More

Reviewed 8 January 2019
Brisbane Night Kayak Tour

My son and I went on this tour dated Saturday 05/01/19 and we loved it, even to this day we still reminisce our joy on this fantastic tour. The evening was still and warm and kayaking along the river front of Brisbane CBD viewing the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 914orianam
Mark-Riverlife, Manager at Riverlife Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there! Thanks so much for your review! We really appreciate your kind words. So glad to hear that even now your remembering the great time you had with us! The Story Bridge really is a sight to behold on our Night Kayak Tour, and...More

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Sadly no, but my partner and I went on this tour on individual kayaks and it was so fun being able to cruise along side each other and chat while making our way along the river :)
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