Meet Karen and Kym

Hi, we’re Kym & Karen. We’re both born-and-bred Riverland locals who grew up enjoying fun in the sun and on the water. After a while away for study and work it was great to come home to the Riverland about 25 years ago. We have enjoyed raising our kids in an area that offers so much adventure in beautiful natural surroundings. And we have enjoyed exploring the waterways, and upskilling with a variety of qualifications, experiences, and professional development so you can relax, knowing you’re in safe hands.

Kym has over 20 years experience in volunteer youth work, including scouts and groups for disadvantaged teens. Kym is a qualified flatwater kayak instructor with Paddle Australia. He is registered with the Department for Education and holds a current Working With Children check, and Senior First Aid. His involvement on various local environmental committees has contributed to his extensive understanding of the local waterways.

Karen has 25 years experience in two of the world’s most challenging and rewarding roles – a teacher and a mum. As a registered teacher, she enjoys the flexibility that relief teaching brings. She is in charge of our social media and marketing, and she’s a qualified kayak guide. She also holds senior first aid qualifications

We look forward to sharing what we’ve learned, to help you have an awesome Murray River kayaking experience.

From the on time pick up (from our hotel) to the drop off, everything was perfect! We enjoyed the morning sunrise out on the water, which was incredible. Kym was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. He made sure that this experience was at a relaxing pace, giving us all time to soak in the surroundings. With lots of interest from the smaller winding creeks to the open river and the surrounding cliffs, there was so much to see and take in. Our girls are already asking when we can go back and do this again. I can highly recommend Canoe Adventures Riverland for all ages.
Kelly, TripAdvisor