Summers here so it’s the perfect time to hire or dust of the kayak sitting in the shed, why not try out visiting one of our top five spots to kayak with kids!
Coming in at our number one fav is Innes National Park, you can kayak over to many of the little islands and get a close up look at the reefs while also getting a visit from some of the local cheeky seals.
Rapid Bay and second valley is another stunner to visit, while kayaking along the coast you’ll find a tone of caves and secret beaches to pull up on and eat some lunch or let the kids out for a run, not only is the view spectacular but don’t forget the fishing rod as the squid is an added bonus!
Another cracker of a spot is Garden Island, Port Adelaide, you’ll find a pod of curious dolphins that will approach your yak if you stay still enough, remember to never attempt to chase them if you’re patient they will come to you. Along with the friendly wildlife there’s also a mini Aussie Amazon you can cruise though (remember the mozzie spray for this one) and if all that’s not enough you’ll find ship wrecks along your way you can also explore.
And of course we can’t forget the Mighty Murray River. You can pretty much throw in your kayak anywhere you can access the water with your kayak. We love Waikerie, Renmark, Mannum and the Katarapko Creek Canoe Trail and Murray Bridge Canoe Trail.
Carrickalinga Beach is also a great spot to kayak with kids. The water is quiet, clean and clear and you might even spot a pod of dolphins.
When kayaking with kids always remember safety comes first so insure you check the weather conditions before you head out as a windy day will quickly ruin your kayaking plans. Make sure your life jackets are in good condition and fit well and take lots of snacks, water and sunscreen!