You on the Yarra River in Melbourne with 1,499 other inflatable boats.

Be part of the biggest Inflatable Regatta yet!

1,499 other boats means 2,499 other people paddling down the Yarra.

It’s an amazing day as so many get to experience a new perspective of the inner city river. Get a ticket, arrive light, get kitted out and coast down to a party at the end (and some musical bonuses along the way!).

As far as we know it’s the largest on water Yarra event. Second only to when we did it in 2017 with 1,700 paddlers.


START: Yarra Bank Reserve, Creswick Street, Hawthorn

FINISH: Inflatable Reserve, Scotsburn Street, Hawthorn

DATE: Saturday, 24 February from about 9:30 AM


The course is two kilometres. At a relaxed pace it’ll take between one and two hours. This is dependent on the tide; the Yarra is a tidal river with a salt water “wedge” underneath.

Don’t worry about falling in–it’s pretty hard to. When you get out of your boat someone is there to help.

Many questions have come in over the last two events and we think we’ve answered most of them in the FAQs but do get in touch if there’s something you’d like cleared up.

This year if you’d like to keep your boat and oars the cost is $10. We had a couple of people contact us about the environmental impact of all the plastic boats. Boats left behind will be looked after and put to good use.

Also, we’re going plastic water bottle free! They’re no good for the bush either. Bring a reusable bottle and fill up at the water cart.

What to bring

– Ticket (can be on mobile or paper)

– Phone

– Some money for drinks and lunch 

– Reusable water bottle

– Appropriate clothes, or costume!

– Myki to get home

Parking if you have to…

Yarra Boulevard is the best mid-way parking spot. Google Maps.



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