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Victoria: Paddling the best of the north and the west

Bumbang Island Photo 1 by Scott Rawstorne The much anticipated first edition of The Paddler’s Guide to Victoria will be published in September 2014. It will contain logistical details, trip descriptions, historical information, local points of interest, quirky facts, maps, and colour photographs for 70 great kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddling destinations. Forty places to paddle in and […]

Kayak camping on North Stradbroke Island

Kayak Camping on North Straddie - Campsite by Robert de Bondt Having wanted to go kayak camping on North Stradbroke Island for quite a while, the day had finally arrived. After attending the Dawn Service in Brisbane City, which had meant an early 3.30am wake-up, we had some brekkie and left for our Victoria Point launch site about an hour’s drive away. […]

Racing the Moon

Racing the Moon - Equipment by Steve Posselt from Kayak 4 Earth It was 5.20am when we left Ballina. The sun was still preparing to rise as we crossed the bar but with a 95% moon we could see the waves. The crossing was therefore exhilarating but uneventful. Heading south and with a significant swell coming over our left shoulders, […]

River Red Gums

Friends Canoeing – Barooga by NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Take me to the river with the river red gums Become acquainted with the mighty Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers in the river red gum forests of southern NSW through the best way possible – on the river itself. Whether you’re a paddle sport expert or a humble novice, […]

Globy does Gippsland

Tin Mine Cove - Photo by Mark Barnes Victoria’s Gippsland is the destination of the next great Global Paddler road trip. The Visit Victoria website says we should all “Escape to Gippsland, occupying the vast eastern corner of Victoria, and be rewarded with natural landscapes of unparalleled beauty.” That glowing recommendation was way too good for me to disregard, so I compiled this itinerary to help me experience the best paddling the area has to offer, from […]