“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows


DIY adventures from this page are for a minimum of 4 guests.  Singles or small groups can book here


Ready to learn to dance with forces beyond your direct control?

Sailing is the best antidote to the internet. Struggling to get off your phone and into the world? Climb aboard our Seawind 1000xl or sailing canoe.

  • Build resilience
  • Build relations ( self, other environment)
  • Get outside yourself
  • Connect
  • Learn
  • Fun


The Birrarung is a majestic and wondrous entity that is the lifeblood of our city.

Flat Water,  Art Islands and Galleries, Rapids, Wildlife,  The Birrarung / Yarra has it all.

From a dawn paddle to a multi day adventure.

Paddling is a great way to develop your relationship with the Birrarung and an excellent way to connect with others and yourself.

Up The Creek is founded on a commitment to connect Melbournians and visitors to the lifeblood on our city, and the more than human world.

We have partners across Victoria,  from Float 3909 in far East Gippsland,  The Glenelg Arc in the west to the Mighty Murray river.  Begin your dance with the Birrarung, gain skills and confidence to head out into Victoria’s waterways.  Up the Creek can facilitate your journey to slow down and connect with Self other and Environment.

Eco Stewardship

  • Wurrundjeri Elders
  • Yarra River keeper

Are you ready to Connect with our Birrarung?

Give to the lifeblood of our city and start a transformative relationship with the more than human world.  Up the Creek have partnered with the Yarra River Keeper to support their work and advocacy of the Birrarung.

Ecological Art

"It takes a lot of slow to grow"

The Human being needs time and space to make new connections.  Up The Creek work with artists, scientists, philosophers and change makes to offer sparks of interest.  By slowing down and representing your developing world view we are building new connections and opening doors to progress and change.


Prefer a custom experience?

Canoe Hire Map & Guidelines

Click here to download our canoe hire map and guidelines.