Welcome to Global Paddler

Please note that from Thursday the 19th of September 2019 until Tuesday the 24th of September 2019 the Global Paddler office will be closed so I can take part in the Inaugural Outback Paddle Regatta Festival in Longreach and go on a whirlwind research tour of paddle trails in central Queensland. There may be delays in the delivery of guidebooks and the activation of memberships during that time. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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 creating paddle trails with written guides for 12 years. I pour my expertise and passion for paddling into every Global Paddler guide so that every day you spend afloat is fantastic. There are now 5 Global Paddler guidebooks and more than 350 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 350 paddle trails. Click here for a free sample.

Global Paddler has been creating paddle trails for Australian waterways since 2007.

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.