Canoe the Coorong Winter Triumphs


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.

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