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    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).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Riverlife Adventure and Functions Centre, Kangaroo Point
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Return location same as departure
    • Local guide
    • All necessary equipment
    • Towel (also available for hire $2 each)
    • Water bottle (drinks are available for purchase)
    • Locker Hire $3.00 each
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Before participating, all participants must sign an Indemnity Agreement Form personally or by a guardian if the participant is under the age of 18 years
    • Minimum age is 8 years for day tours and 12 years for night tours
    • Please bring clothes that will get wet (board shorts / ¾ pants and T-shirt), spare change of shorts / ¾ pants, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses (optional), towel (also available for hire $2 each), water bottle (drinks are available for purchase)
    • Complimentary showers and sunscreen are available for your use
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

    We had such a great time out there. The guides were helpful, friendly, and attentive. There were two for our group of about 10. One was able to help those who needed it and the other was able to challenge those who got the hang...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank KevinK2375
    findlife, Public Relations Manager at Riverlife Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2019

    Hi There, What an experience for you! We are so glad to hear that we could give your group a full experience! See you again soon, The Riverlife Team

    Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

    An early morning Bridge to Brisbane run only accounted for part of Sunday...so what else to do...and Trip Advisor came up with this... I enjoy a kayak, and although this wasn’t challenging white water (and hence great for beginners) it was a great way to...More

    Thank davidrC1742LL
    findlife, Public Relations Manager at Riverlife Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2019

    Hi There!!! You are a busy bee! And we love it! But most of all, we are dying to hear how you were able to sustain that much energy after the Bridge to Brisbane?!?! We would love to see you again sometime soon! Best Wishes,...More

    Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

    I booked the night tour because it sounded neat and I couldn’t be happier with the experience. Abdul was a friendly tour guide who made sure each person was having a fun and safe time. The view of the Brisbane skyline at night was surreal....More

    Thank leahmiller17
    findlife, Public Relations Manager at Riverlife Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

    Hi There! We are delighted to hear that you had such a great experience with us! I will pass on your praise to the team - thanks again! See you again soon, The Riverlife Team

    Reviewed 23 June 2019

    What a great way to experience the city I live in on the river running through it! Amelia was a great guide telling us all about the Story Bridge and Brisbane. Great safety briefing before hand and telling us the safest and chosen routes we...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank garyspice1
    findlife, Public Relations Manager at Riverlife Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019

    Hi There, Thanks for your awesome review! We pride ourselves on being tour guides of a different kind! Thanks for joining in our love of the Brisbane River and how its unique shape, shapes the city! See you again soon, The Riverlife Team!

    Reviewed 14 May 2019 via mobile

    This was a great way to see the city and spend the afternoon. We all enjoyed it a lot as we got to see the Brisbane river and parts of the city from a different perspective. The staff was all kind and helpful. Definitely would...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Hannah D
    Mark-Riverlife, Manager at Riverlife Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2019

    Hi Hannah! Thanks so much for your review! Really appreciate the kind words and so glad to hear that you enjoyed your kayaking session with us. Our staff always do their best to be helpful and kind, so thank you for acknowledging this. Can't wait...More

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    25 April 2019|
    Response from 914orianam | Reviewed this property |
    My son is partially deaf and he had no problems at all. The guides do a full presentation b4 anyone is allowed on the water 💧 going over safety procedures, and every other important details we all need to know which is... More
    1 May 2018|
    Response from IsabellaLily A |
    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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