Deluxe Guided Kayak Tour
The gorgeous Ballina Shire is blessed with a beautiful collection of sparkling inland waterways and Ballina Kayaks are the local experts when it comes to exploring them with a paddle in your hand. Just minutes from Byron Bay, Ballina’s lovely subtropical climate makes it possible to paddle here all year round. Ballina’s waterways include the Richmond River, North Creek, Chickiba Creek, Fishery Creek, North Creek Canal, Emigrant Creek and Maguires Creek. Highlights of these wonderful places include shipwrecks, historical structures, and Aboriginal shell middens. You might also meet local wildlife like dolphins, turtles, white-bellied sea-eagles, pelicans, ospreys, kingfishers, and water dragons, as well as migratory birds from the Northern Hemisphere who visit Ballina every summer.
Our extremely popular 3 hour Deluxe Guided Kayak Tour includes an introductory lesson, morning tea, and an unforgettable kayaking experience in super comfortable sit inside kayaks. It is suitable for anyone over 16 years of age who has a reasonable level of fitness. No experience is necessary.
All of our tours are run by Scott Rawstorne who is an Australian Canoeing certified kayak instructor, the creator of the Global Paddler project, and the author of The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales, The Paddler’s Guide to Queensland, The Paddler’s Guide to Victoria, and The Paddler’s Guide to South Australia.
Kayaks, paddles, and lifejackets are provided. However, you are more than welcome to bring your own equipment instead if you would prefer.
Departure days: Saturday and Sunday
Departure time: 9:00 am
Departure address: The best place on the day (TBA)
Tour returns at 12:30 pm.