Photo: Eugene Hyland

After a two-year hiatus, Melbourne's unique Inflatable Regatta is back, bigger and better than ever!

Returning to the Yarra river, the event will be hosting a second show on the Maribyrnong river, and has up-the-ante, announcing its after-party line up including Karate Boogaloo,  Surprise Chef and DJ Joey Lightbulb.

The after-party, which starts at 12pm will see Melbourne based talent bash out some crowd favourites to thousands of relaxed sailors.The food and beverage line up is equally as tasty, with TOASTABeatbox KitchenTaco TruckBlue Bonnet and Crepes for Change feeding the masses and a bar featuring a specialty cocktail, Prosecco and SAMPLE beer.

Other activities available on the regatta include lawn games, a market from Footscray Finds (Maribyrnong-leg only) and ample space for lounging around on picnic rugs post-float. This is a one-of-a-kind catch opportunity and the perfect place for New Year catch ups. 

One of the few en masse events to be held down Melbourne’s waterways, the event will see more than four thousand people paddle down the two rivers, getting a unique perspective of our city.

Individually or with a rowing buddy in tow, participants are invited on a leisurely one to two hour paddle down river. Tickets include everything you need to get down the river; two-person boat, oars, life jackets and admission to a the after-party.

Enjoy a paddle down a Melbourne river, be sure to check out these two events of the Inflatable Regatta this February!


The Yarra River - CANCELLED

Dates: Saturday 1 February 2020

Start destination: Yarra Bank Reserve, Creswick St, Hawthorn

End destination: Inflatable Reserve, Scotsburn St, Hawthorn

The Maribyrnong River

Dates: Saturday 29 February 2020

Start destination: Footscray Rowing Club, Maribyrnong Blvd, Footscray

End destination: Grimes Reserve, Maribyrnong Blvd, Footscray

Cost: $67 + booking fee per person Inflatable Regatta Website

Please note: Saturday 1 event at Yarra Bank has been cancelled due to wild weather forecast.