North & West

Want to know the best places to go kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddling in the north and west regions of South Australia? These guides are free for Global Paddler members, and yearly memberships are available now from the Global Paddler online store. To download a detailed trip description for a great paddling destination with photos, paddle map, GPS coordinates, fishing information and recommended places to eat, drink and stay the night, simply click on its name in the table below.

Trip Locator Map for north and west South Australia

1. Port Augusta This trip takes its inspiration from the Yorkeys Xing or Bust event that members of the Whyalla Kayakers group enjoy together every March. The aim is to paddle from Port Augusta to Yorkeys Crossing at the top of Spencer Gulf and back. Are you up for the challenge?
2. Port Pirie Creek Upstream from where the Bridge to Nowhere spans Port Pirie Creek, paddlers are treated to the excellent facilities of Solomontown Beach Plaza, panoramic views of the Flinders Ranges, and a rare chance to paddle alongside the track used for two of Australia’s greatest railway journeys.
3. Kellidie Bay The mere mention of Coffin Bay is enough to set hearts aflutter in the oyster-loving world. Kellidie Bay not so much. However, what most people don’t realise is that the first colonial settlement in the Coffin Bay area was actually Oyster Town, on the southern shore of scenic Kellidie Bay.
4. Coffin Bay Paddle west into the limestone and sand dune fringed waters of Port Douglas from the township of Coffin Bay and you will find a world full of so much natural wonder that you will have your breath instantly taken, your jaw permanently dropped, and your gob forever smacked.