Kayaking Australia

Australia Kayaking

Australia offers a range of options, from moderate to wild, for kayaking. Some of Australia’s famous kayaking destinations are here.


Severe whitewater kayaking is provided by Perth, in Western Australia. Winter is from July to September in Australia. One destination for winter is the Murray River. The Murray features rapids and a steep gradient of grades 2-4. Tricky Dick, Columbines, Swift Eddies, Gobbly Girl, and Terminations Rapid are included in the Rapids.

Broome by Broome

In this clean coastline, sheltered bays and plentiful marine life greet kayakers. Some of the marine life present are birds, fish, dolphins, and manta rays. A leisurely kayak ride exploring reefs, rock formations, and watching birds and marine life is Turtle Bay Lookout.

A leisurely paddle is available for sea kayaking south of Broome to the Eco Beach and Cape Villarette district. We suggest ocean kayaks.

Sydney City

From sea level, kayakers can see one of Australia’s biggest tourist attractions, Sydney Harbour. The Opera House, the Admiralty House (General Governor’s Residence), Kirribilli House (Prime Minister’s Residence), some of Sydney’s most expensive waterfront properties and more are situated in Sydney Harbour.

There are available kayaking tours of the city. Some tour guides have changed their policies and no longer welcome kayakers who are inexperienced. They state that the port has far more motorized boat traffic and that the more populated areas are best if only experienced sea kayakers paddle through.

Dolphin Sanctuary Adelaide

Part of the Port River Estuary is the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary. Kayaking is an ideal way to reach the dolphins of the Port River and to tour the trail of the Ships Graveyard Maritime Heritage.

Great Reef Barrier

Enjoy sea kayaking on the largest reef system in the world. The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is 1400 miles long and is the home of 1800 recognized fish species and 450 coral species. The Great Barrier Reef is made up of 3000 individual reefs and 900 islands. The biggest challenge in the region is determining where to paddle first while kayaking.

Green Island is a coral cay and National Park on the Great Barrier Reef, which is 6,000 years old. Sandy beaches, clear water and a tropical rain forest make it, with some tours, a popular kayaking destination.

In the World Heritage Rainforest, the Tully River

From numerous tour operators, reef and rain forest tours are available. Australia’s most popular whitewater kayaking destination is the Tully River, Class IV, in the World Heritage Rain Forest.

Located 87 miles south of Cairns, The Tully is. Via the World Heritage Rain Forest, the river flows. It’s a steep, technical river in grade 4. 45 rapids, like the Alarm Clock, the Wet & Moisty, Staircase, and Theater, are protected by a five-hour kayaking ride.

Link of the Prince to Westgate Bridge

The lifeblood of Melbourne used to be the Yarra River. From the water level, kayakers can see the old docks, boats, and bridges. For a new outlook on size, paddle alongside tankers and cargo vessels. There is now a casino, restaurants, shops, and a cycling track in the area. Kayakers should pull up and catch some refreshment at the Southbank or the Docklands.

Australia has plenty for both seasoned and beginning kayakers, from the majestic Sydney Harbor to the wild Tully River.