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Shoalhaven Paddlers Weekend Gathering

Shoalhaven Paddlers 2012 Photo 1 20-21 October 2012: Burrill and Swan Lakes Shoalhaven Paddlers is an informal group of recreational paddlers that enjoy kayaking on the many beautiful waterways in the region. Following the success of this event last year, we have organised another weekend of paddling based at Burrill Lake.  Last year we had over 20 Sydney and local […]

Outback Paddler

Lake Dunn | Aramac Australia’s interior has a reputation for being dry. This has led many to believe that it is no place for kayaks. As someone who loves seeing the world from the water I refuse to accept that could be true, so I set off into the outback in search of more great places to paddle. My goal was to complete an eleven day exploration of […]

Sea Kayaking Hinchinbrook Island

Sea Kayaking Hinchinbrook Island My first encounter with Australia’s spectacular Hinchinbrook Island was in 2009 when I undertook one of the world’s best known and loved wilderness walks – the 32 kilometre Thorsborne Trail. I thought myself pretty adventurous. Then one afternoon while I was pitching my tent by one of the island’s eleven superb beaches, two sea kayakers […]

An Escapologist in Tasmania – Gordon River

Gordon River It’s the place that the world community has formally recognised as meeting more of its natural and cultural heritage criteria than any other place on earth. It’s the truly magnificent Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and I was about to spend seven days on the Gordon and Franklin Rivers finding out what makes it so […]

An Escapologist in Tasmania – Freycinet Peninsula

It may sound strange coming from a guy that has just written a book about where to go paddling in New South Wales, but my passion has never really been kayaking. It has always been the wonderful, natural places my kayak can take me that have served as my inspiration. Like US naturalist John Burroughs […]