Melbourne: Hire a Rowboat
Get There: Studley Park Boathouse,1 Boathouse Rd, Kew
Open: 9am – 5pm, closed Wednesdays
Cost: $36/hour for rowboats and canoes, $28/hour for single kayaks
Taking a leisurely paddle along the Yarra River in a rowboat with sounds idyllic, and it is if you’ve got the biceps of a Union player. If your arms of more of the twig variety, what’s nicer to do is just sit in the boat very close to the pier you rented it from, and have a picnic. Just be wary of the ferocious ducks and geese that you share the river with – they’re renowned for nicking your scones when you’re not looking.