Welcome to Global Paddler

My name is Scott Rawstorne. I am the creator of the Global Paddler project. I have been a paddling tour guide and instructor for 15 years and I have been writing paddle guides for 10 years. I pour my passion for paddling into every Global Paddler guide so that every day you spend on the water is fantastic. There are now 5 Global Paddler guidebooks and over 340 online guides. Global Paddler is your ultimate companion for seeing the world from the water.

Grab your copies of The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales 2nd Edition, The Paddler’s Guide to South Australia, The Paddler’s Guide to Queensland, The Paddler’s Guide to Victoria and The Paddler’s Guide to Melbourne from the Global Paddler online store or selected retailers today, or become a Global Paddler member and enjoy unlimited downloads of online paddle guides for more than 340 destinations. Click here for a free sample.

Global Paddler guidebooks - Created with love for people who love paddling.

Kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddling provide amazing and unique opportunities for anyone who loves seeing the world from the water to experience incredible environments without disturbing them or leaving any trace of their visit. Global Paddler guides include maps, photographs, logistical details, carefully researched historical information, local points of interest and quirky facts, so kayakers, canoeists and stand up paddleboarders can immerse themselves in every adventure.