Well, the light at the end of the tunnel is here; warm kayaking weather is upon us! It has been a bit of a dark wet winter but the whales in Victor Harbor have been loving it. It’s still not too late to head down that way for some whale spotting, or hop on the Big Duck Whale watching tour.
As we enter into the warmer season, I thought it would be a great time to look back over winter and see what has been achieved.
Canoe the Coorong was nominated for a People’s Choice regional tourism award, and thanks to our loyal supporters who voted for us, we have made it into the top 10. This is a fantastic result, particularly considering the regions included are Kangaroo Island, Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsular. Nominated businesses included region tours, wineries, events and producers. The final winners of the awards will be announced at an awards dinner on the 18th of October, do stay tuned to see how Canoe the Coorong won!
Canoe the Coorong has always dreamed of entering the prestigious South Australian Tourism awards. However, as the owner and operator of the business, my dyslexia has made this a daunting prospect, given the significant written component of the application. This year Canoe the Coorong finally took the plunge and entered in the South Australian Tourism awards. It was one of the most difficult written projects I have ever undertaken, resulting in a 31 page submission into the Eco-tourism sector of the awards. We are hosting one of the judges on the Sunset Tour in a few weeks, and are keeping fingers crossed we become finalists for this award as well.
And now, the fun stuff; guiding people through the Coorong National Park. Tours have now commenced running daily (weather permitting), and we have seen good flows of fresh water flushing out the build-up of sand at the Murray Mouth. This is the first time we have seen substantial environmental flows in several years, so if you haven’t seen fresh water in the Coorong, book your guided kayaking experience now. Our kayaks can also be hired for a self-guided trips, or if you have your own equipment but would like some local knowledge feel free to call me (Brenton) any time on 0424826008.
Are you looking to get out on the water and have an adventure the Coorong, but you really just want the intimacy of being away with friends, family or that special someone?
Canoe the Coorong has just invested in some high quality tents, sleeping equipment, and cooking stoves that can be hired from Goolwa and Victor Harbor in South Australia. You can use your own boat or kayak to get to some spectacular camp sites on the Coorong, or you can hire our kayaks.
We have a combination of touring single and double kayaks which all have rudders and dry storage compartments, and are very stable on the water. If you are traveling with a heavier load you can also arrange for some of your equipment to be dropped at your campsite via our boat for a small fee.
If you would like to camp in the Coorong, Parks and Wildlife have just made securing a spot on the Coorong easier with an online booking and payment system.
Parks and Wildlife Online Booking
Hello everyone and welcome to the new Canoe the Coorong website!
If you are interested in things to do in one of South Australia’s most picturesque kayaking locations, then look no further! The weather is starting to warm up and preparations for the coming Summer are near completion. We will be re-commencing tours on the 1st of September. You can book your tour by clicking any of the Book Now buttons.
One of our first tours of the season is for a group of dyslexic students from the Barossa. This is a very special group for me as I am also dyslexic and I struggled through school and university as a result. This struggle led me to start Canoe the Coorong, working to my strengths, because I love the outdoors and interacting with people. I also struggled with the reading and writing aspect of many office jobs, whereas the active aspect to Canoe the Coorong is one of my greatest strengths.