Kayak/Canoe Camping Expeditions
We think the Riverland has some of the best backwaters and camping spots available, so take a few days off, load your gear into your kayak and escape: Explore for as long (or as short) as you like, setting up camp each night in a different beautiful location.
Our specialty touring kayaks have rudders, plenty of gear storage space, and were chosen for their stability. Take a look on our Craft Available page, at the Tsunami 145. We'd always recommend a kayak, but if you're wondering if a canoe might suit your needs better, have a look at our blog post which answers the question, "Is a Canoe or a Kayak best for an over-nighter?"
Our trails follow the most picturesque creeks and campsites, avoiding most powered watercraft.
Most trails are one-way downstream - we take you to the launch point and pick you up at the end..
Information sheets detailing route options for 2-7 day trails are available to our customers, on enquiry.
Tell us what you'd like to do. Together we can plan an expedition to remember.
We can supply most of the equipment for your expedition – take a look at the list below.
Overnight Camping Trails
One of the things that makes Riverland kayaking so awesome is the wealth of side creeks to explore. Many are inaccessible to powered watercraft, and most have mobile phone service. Kayaking the river is fun, but we find kayaking the creeks far more interesting and peaceful. The lists below gives an indication of the huge range of choices we have.
Equipment for hire / sale
Things to bring
A comprehensive camping gear list can be emailed upon booking.
Frequently asked questions
If you’re reasonable and creative, yes. Replace the kitchen sink with a collapsible bucket, the deck chair with a compact version , the swag with an inflatable bedroll and lightweight tent etc, and you’ll be laughing! (hint: kayaks need gear packed in lots of small bags rather than 2 or 3 big bags)
If your route takes you through a national park with designated campsites – book one which can be accessed from the water. If no designated sites are nearby, you can generally camp wherever you like. We can recommend good campsites once you’ve selected your route.
Upon request, a comprehensive list will be emailed to you when you book.
We’d recommend between 10-20km for a full day, depending on your group. Average paddling speed is 4km/hr.
Hire Rates for Kayak Camping Expeditions
Indicitive hire rates
2 single kayaks 2 day hire $90 each
2 single kayaks for 5 day hire $150 each
2 double kayaks 2 day hire $120 per kayak ($60 per person)
2 double kayaks for 5 day hire $200 per kayak ($100 per person)
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