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 our 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.

Riverlife’s 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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Session Timetable Price Per Person
Kayaking General Session Daily 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sat & Sun 8:30am-10:00am
Sat & Sun 11:00am-12:30pm
*Six Month Kayak Hire Daily between 9:00am-5:00pm $19.00
*Student mid-week 1:00pm-2:30pm $30.00
*Student Private mid-week Student (min 12 people) Between 9:00am-5:00pm $35.00
Student Private mid-week early morning/night (min 12 people) Before 9:00am or after 5:00pm $45.00
Night Kayaking Fri & Sat 7:00pm-8:30pm $59.00
*Student Friday Night 7:00pm-10:00pm $40.00
Friday Night Paddle & Prawns. Includes a selection of beer/wine/soft drink Fri 7:00pm-10:00pm $85
Friday Night Paddle & BBQ. Includes a selection of beer/wine/soft drink Sat 7:00pm-10:00pm $85
Kayak Hire 1.5 Hours Daily between 9:00am-5:00pm $28.00
Kayak Hire 2 Hours Daily between 9:00am-5:00pm $35.00

*Six month kayak hire is available for purchase with any instructed kayaking adventure. Participant must have completed their instructed kayaking session before using their six month pass.
*Mid-week:  Monday – Friday.
*Student: must have student ID

Corporate and Private Group Bookings

Riverlife has exciting adventure packages to do with your team, group or friends! Add on some catering and drinks. It’s affordable, fun and perfect for your next social club, Christmas or staff party, team-building or family day out! Visit our Private Group and Team Building Page for more information.

What to bring

What you need to bring / wear:

  • Clothes that will get wet (board shorts / ¾ pants and T-shirt)
  • Spare change of shorts / ¾ pants
  • No shoes required – we kayak barefoot
  • 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.
  • Locker Hire $3.00 each