Melbourne Urban Adventures

Day tours, with a local

Welcome to Melbourne Urban Adventures. Melbourne is a lively cosmopolitan city filled with hidden treasures and a creative energy, and ideal for exploring on a Melbourne tour. The city is renowned as the arts and cultural capital of Australia, and a city of style, fashion, food, architecture, theatres, galleries, trams and gardens. The beautiful Yarra river winds through the southern end of the CBD lined with an array of cafes, restaurants, shops and there are numerous festivals throughout the year. Melbourne is a city with many magical secrets to discover and what better way than with a unique Melbourne Urban Adventures Tour.

Moonlight Kayak Tour in Melbourne Moonlight Kayak Tour
from 13 reviews
From AUD 99.00

See Melbourne's nightlife from a safe distance while paddling a kayak past bars and under bridges. Stop for a unique 'on water' dinner before powering on like a pro. This Melbourne tour is the perfect combo of action and indulgence.


City Sights Kayak tour City Sights Kayak Tour
from 4 reviews
From AUD 72.00

Score the best view in town on this Melbourne tour that bypasses the pedestrian traffic. Take to the water and cruise at zero altitude while admiring the sights of Melbourne - without having to side step people, cars and trams.


River to the Sky tour in Melbourne River to the Sky tour
From AUD 117.00

This Melbourne tour is two parts water, one part air; from kayaking the Yarra's murky yet much-loved waters to scaling the heights of the Eureka Tower, you'll see Melbourne from above, and below.


Yoga Sunrise Kayak Tour in Melbourne Sunrise Kayak Tour
From AUD 82.00

Possibly the only reason to haul yourself out of bed before dawn is this Melbourne tour that shows you the quiet beauty of Melbourne before the masses awake, all from your own private kayak.


Melbourne by Bike tour in Melbourne Bike About Tour
from 3 reviews
From AUD 69.00

Biking in Melbourne is so hot right now, what with all the bike lanes, flat terrain and cycle paths. So join the cool kids on this Melbourne tour that gives the middle finger to big, old tour buses and embraces pedal power.


Melbourne seasonal tour Fitzroy: Character & Culture
From AUD 79.00

On the fringes of Melbourne, we’ll introduce you to Fitzroy – a feisty neighbourhood that proudly celebrates the city’s rebellious past. Tales of Melbourne’s most infamous gangsters and cultural radicals echo through its backstreets and alleys. And yet, Fitzroy has a quirky charm that draws you into its cafes, art galleries, and local watering holes.


Melbourne Cup
Place: Melbourne - [ 01/11/2014 ]

The Melbourne Cup is the horse race that stops a nation.

Australian Open
Place: Melbourne - [ 16/01/2015 - 29/01/2015 ]

The Australian Tennis Open sees the elite of the worlds tennis players battle it out at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Place: Melbourne - [ 02/03/2015 - 21/03/2015 ]

A food and wine lovers delight with events throughout the city to satisfy everyone's taste buds.

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Lost Prime Minister

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Ms. Karen G.
17 Jul 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our bike tour of Melbourne CBD. Our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. The bikes were easy to ride and we felt safe the entire time. We saw some sites we hadn't seen before and our tour guide was able to tailor the tour to suit our needs. A great 2.5 hours spent exploring the city from a different perspective!
Mrs. Jonquil H.

12 Apr 2014
Fantastic way to experience Melbourne and one of the highlights of our holiday. The tour was suitable for beginners as well as those experienced kayakers. Our guide Kent was very professional and gave clear instructions and assistance in adjusting foot rests and using the paddle. The kayaks are very sturdy and there is a waterproof pouch in the life vest for your camera too. Would recommend wearing shorts though as the odd drip off the paddle will leave you with soggy thighs! Fish and chips were great and met some fab people. Please note Shed 2 is at the end of North Wharf Rd and other groups use it. Had to ask to make sure we were in the right place.
Ms. Mairi B.
12 Mar 2014
I bought this adventure as a surprise birthday present for my friend. We both had a fantastic time and our guide was super friendly, helpful and contributed to a great afternoon out. Many thanks
Ms. Tracey L.
04 Mar 2014
My son and I did this together and we absolutely loved it. We are from Melbourne so we would not be considered 'tourists' but I cannot believe how fabulous it was to see Melbourne from a kayak. The guides were awesome, they were very friendly, knowledgeable and we felt safe at all times. It really was a brilliant experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone! Taking this tour at dusk and then being in a kayak at night was a particular highlight.
Mr. Andrew B.
19 Feb 2014
Tis was an excellent experience. Well organised and very well led. Delivered exactly as promised and met all expectations.
Ms. Sarah F.
06 Jan 2014
I went on the cycling tour with some friends from Melbourne. I have been living OS for 7 years so it was great to see my city as a tourist. Kent was our guide and he was great. Very accomodating with coming to find us at the wrong location, providing suncream, locking our bags in his car, finding water when we were thirsty and taking photos for us. It was a gorgeous Melbourne day which added to the enjoyment. I highly recommend this tour for seeing some great Melbourne sights in a short amount of time. Thank you Urban Adventures!
Ms. Melissa T.
04 Jan 2014
It was very professionally run and great fun! We received it as a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law who also loved it.
Mr. allan r.

17 Dec 2013
fantastic tour, guides were great. Couldn't have been better!
Mr. David P.
United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013
We were extremely lucky with the weather. Even so this is a stunning and, relatively, relaxed and fun way to see the city and Yarra. Would thoroughly recommend it to other visitors to Melbourne
Mr. Divan B.

24 Oct 2013
This tour was absolutely fantastic. I would gladly do it again if I am ever in Melbourne for another visit. Kent was a great guide, the pace was not too fast and since you are in double kayaks 2 people are rowing so any person should be able to do this tour and it was such a great way to see Melbourne. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Melbourne. Fantastic value

Melbourne Urban Adventures

Melbourne Urban Adventures unlock the hidden secrets of the waterways and laneways of Melbourne. Join us on a Melbourne tour to find out what makes the city tick and get acquainted with a uniquely local view of the city.


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