New South Wales
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Our most recommended New South Wales Canoe & Kayak Tours

Byron Bay: Sea Kayak Tour

1. Byron Bay: Sea Kayak Tour

Set out on a 2.5 hour kayaking adventure in Byron Bay. Receive instruction and equipment from your guide before you take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. See the most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland and the Byron Bay Lighthouse from the sea. Learn about local history, aboriginal history, the lighthouse and the marine wildlife from your local guide while you paddle in your kayak around the famous Byron Bay marine reserve. If the opportunity arises, get up close and personal with friendly bottlenose dolphins and discover how inquisitive they can be. You can also look out for sea turtles as they come up for a breath of air and marvel at the size of the majestic humpback whales as they migrate through Byron Bay during June - October. Enjoy paddling your kayak out through the surf and later ride some of Australia's most famous waves. If you don't see a dolphin, turtle or whale you can paddle again with the tour operator free of charge.

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Sydney: 4-Hour Clear-View Kayak Hire

2. Sydney: 4-Hour Clear-View Kayak Hire

Venture out into the deep blue horizon and be mesmerized by the beauty of Manly Cove by kayak. Following a briefing, some instructions, and gearing up, you will take to the water on board a see-through kayak for up to 4 hours. With guidance from a convenient map, you'll explore the most scenic routes and secluded beaches of the area. As you soak up some vitamin D and the serene sounds of the water, ogle at the marvelous underwater world through your clear-view kayak. Visit up to four beaches during the day to relax and laze in the sun, take a refreshing ocean dip, or go for a snorkel. You're bound to feel completely immersed in the natural treasures of Sydney's backyard, as you gaze beneath the surface its water.

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Byron Bay: Brunswick River Scenic Kayak Tour

3. Byron Bay: Brunswick River Scenic Kayak Tour

Enjoy a relaxing kayak session on the Brunswick River, one of the most beautiful river systems in New South Wales. Make use of the tides and paddle along the clear, calm water. Embrace the tranquility of the area, breathe in the clean air, and listen out for the sounds of local sea birds and wildlife. Take in the views of stunning coastal scenery as you cruise past. Take a well-deserved break on the river bank for a swim and a snack before continuing the tour. Listen as your guide points out the unique features of the environment.

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Byron Bay: Minyon Falls and Ocean Kayak Tour with BBQ Lunch

4. Byron Bay: Minyon Falls and Ocean Kayak Tour with BBQ Lunch

A full day’s adventure. In co-operation with our partner company, Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay, enjoy a half-day morning hinterland tour to the World Heritage listed Minyon Falls, plus a bonus spectacular kayaking tour with dolphins and whales in Byron Bay in the afternoon. Explore the magnificent Byron hinterland with its World Heritage listed rainforests and spectacular Minyon Falls. Enjoy a bush walk to the base of the falls (2 hours return), swim in pristine waters, photograph the abundant wildlife, or simply relax in this unique natural environment. The soundtrack of birds and wildlife will lull you with its natural beauty. You can then enjoy a delicious BBQ-style lunch before weaving your way through beautiful landscape back to Byron Bay, where you start your kayak tour adventure. Imagine the thrill of kayaking up close with dolphins, whales (May to October) and turtles at Byron’s beautiful marine park, while learning about local history and listening to local indigenous stories. You will also have a great view of Byron’s coastline and the Byron Bay lighthouse from the water. You can then take time to relax and socialize over afternoon tea. This good value package gives you the opportunity to experience two must-do activities in Byron Bay in only one day.

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Manly: 4-Hour Double Kayak Hire for 2 People

5. Manly: 4-Hour Double Kayak Hire for 2 People

Explore the pristine waters of Manly Cove which are some of the most spectacular in North Harbour. Paddle past exclusive beaches and take in the stunning scenery. Try out kayaking which is a fantastic, fun, and relaxing activity even for beginners.  First, arrive at the kayak location in the heart of Manly, where you will be given an explanation of the area and fitted with a life jacket and paddle. Be shown the basics before you set off, the kayaks are stable and easy to steer. No prior kayak experience is needed.  Receive a map of the kayaking area of operation, and when you are ready, begin your kayaking adventure. Dry bags are supplied as well, so you can bring your own picnic, and enjoy lunch on one of the pristine beaches in the area.

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Sydney: Kayak to Goat Island At The Heart of Sydney Harbour

6. Sydney: Kayak to Goat Island At The Heart of Sydney Harbour

Head out on a morning sea kayak adventure on Sydney's beautiful harbor. Paddle to the centre of the harbor to take photos by Sydney Harbor Bridge, before exploring Goat Island on foot with your expert guide. Escape the noise of the city, and simply enjoy the sound of your paddle in the water and the sea birds squawking above as you paddle in the harbor. Get up close and personal to both the built environs and natural wonders of the harbor, including its marine inhabitants. After reaching the center of the harbor, pose with Sydney Harbour Bridge for your guide to take high-quality shots of you. Then, land in a secret cove on Goat Island (Memel in the local Aboriginal language), and explore the area on foot. Make the most of this experience: Goat Island is closed to the public and landing is by special permit only, included in your tour. Paddle back via Darling Harbour, and take a hot shower, if you like. Take advantage of the end-point's proximity to the famous Sydney Fish Markets, and refuel with a great lunch.

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Sydney: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Paddle Board Safari

7. Sydney: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Paddle Board Safari

Enjoy a unique eco-friendly adventure suitable for kids and adults in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Explore the pristine bushland of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National park in a small group and get the opportunity to observe Sydney’s native wildlife in their pristine natural habitat. Witness an ancient aboriginal midden site during your paddleboard experience. Ku-ring-gai is home to over 1000 Aboriginal cultural sites which makes it one of the best places in Australia to see a range of cultural heritage sites.   Paddleboard in calm and safe waters. Your experienced local guide will help you get the hang of stand-up paddleboarding in a safe and fun environment.  If you have some paddleboarding experience you can learn new skills and tips to improve your paddle techniques and board control. Once you have found your feet, search for local marine life and the famous local White Bellied Sea Eagle Population.

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What people are saying about New South Wales

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 84 reviews

Great bunch of guys, they were very friendly, patient and aware of what was going on in the group. Made sure everyone was along for the ride. Doug and team were great fun and knowledgeable. Id call out all by name but I dint catch everyones name. Werent able to see any dolphins sadly but that's just something that can happen.

Very easy to locate, staff was super friendly and helpful! It's a solo ride which was actually kind of nice because you just get to paddle to where you want and stop at the beached and explore! Great experience!

Very well organised, great communication and both Minyon falls and the kayaking were spectacular. Would definitely recommend!

Amazing experience and very experienced, helpful team guided us, appreciated all efforts they have put in!

From start to finish it was a great day. I could not recommend enough.