Kayaking

Come and adventure around Bright, in the beautiful Ovens River valley. Situated less than four hours drive north from Melbourne, Bright is the perfect location for an adventurous weekend getaway or family holiday destination.

With a wide range of adventures for all levels of experience Bright Adventure Company will deliver a fun, safe and memorable experience.

Kayaking Ovens River- Ariel shot

Come for a splash on the Ovens River! Lower river flows in the warmer months turn what can be challenging whitewater into a mellower, friendlier paddle that's a perfect way to cool down. The rapids and whitewater are still there for some excitement, just turned down a few notches. We'll paddle some mellow rapids, play with some paddling skills, and perhaps even be lucky enough to see the elusive Bright platypus on our way.

Kids are super welcome so long as they are confident around water and wouldn't mind falling into the flowing river. If anyone is finding some river sections a bit challenging we'll just portage around!

Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
Minimum booking: 2 people
Price: $149 per person

What is included

  • Everything to keep you comfortable! Wetsuits, thermals, boots, as appropriate to the weather.
  • Sit on top style self-draining kayaks.
  • PFDs (life jackets).
  • Paddles.
  • Helmets.
  • Experienced guides.
  • Fun and adventure!

What to bring

  • Water shoes if you have your own.
  • Swimwear such as board shorts, and a rash vest or t-shirt if the weather is warm.
  • Water bottle, sunscreen.
  • We recommend bringing a sunglasses strap for those needing to wear glasses on the river.
  • Any personal medications.
  • Sense of adventure!

Where to meet

Family Kayaking Tour

We'll meet you at the start time of your tour where Snow Road crosses the Ovens River, 5 minutes drive from Myrtleford.

Summer and Whitewater Kayaking Tour

Meet your BAC guides at the end of Ashwood Avenue, Bright, for transport to the starting point of the tour. You will finish back at your vehicle.