Kayaking in Australia by Michelle Williams

Kayaking in Australia:

a guest post by Michelle Williams

Kayaking in Australia is pretty much guaranteed to be a great adventure that you wouldn’t want to pass up. If you are thinking about kayaking in this country, there are a few things that you should know before you embark. In this article, I am going to talk about some important aspects that you should be aware of when you are planning to kayak in Australia. Hopefully, when you finish reading this article, you will be inspired to take the plunge into the Australian waters yourself!

Kayaking is a pretty popular sport/pastime over in Oz. Inflatable kayaks, especially, are very portable, which means that they can easily take you anywhere that you want to go on the water. 

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Kayaks are also very strong, so you can be sure that they will keep you safe and protected as you bounce off rocks or other obstacles while navigating the waterways. Decent kayaks, in general, are very light weight, but are also very stable.

The most important factor to consider when choosing a kayak is to make sure that it suits you. There are several types of kayaks available, and the most popular one is the canoe. Canoes are known as 'canoes' due to their shape, which allows the canoe to float and also to be easy to maneuver on the water. It is also important that you choose a boat that is watertight so that the water does not leak into your kayak. You also need to make sure that the kayak has a good and solid structure because you do not want to be in kayak trouble due to a weak structure.

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Once you have decided which type you want to buy, you will have to find a good and reliable place to get your new kayak from, which may also be online. Most stores will give you a free trial, which will give you the chance to try the kayak out first before you pay for it. This is a good way for you to determine whether the kayak will suit you or not. Before you actually purchase the boat, you should also consider buying some other kayak accessories such as kayak life jackets. and a kayak skirt to make sure that your kayak is protected. from any possible danger that may come in the course of your journey. When you get your kayak home, you will be happy to know that it was well-protected.

Kayaking in Australia can be done in several different locations. You could go kayak fishing, go kite surfing, go kite boarding or simply walk the beaches of Sydney and Melbourne. 

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If you want something completely different, you could go kayak rafting. Kayaking in Australia offers more than just water sports; it also offers some wonderful opportunities to learn a few new skills such as river walking, kayak fishing, kayak racing, and also kayak whitewater rafting. If you plan to go kite surfing, you can hire kayak whitewater rafting guides in order to become familiar with the riverbanks and also to learn how to paddle safely on the river. When it comes to river walking, you can either go river walking in Sydney or you could rent a kayak and go kayak river rafting on the Murray River.

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Kayaking is a relaxing pastime that keeps you in shape while exploring places your simply cannot get to by foot or road, it’s also an awesome way to spend the whole day with the family.

So…I highly recommend it, if you want to be part of an exciting and adventurous activity, then jump into a kayak in Australia!

What to Wear Kayaking

Wearing proper clothing while kayaking is important, as you will be out in the elements and not protected from water that will be splashing onto you. Ideally, if it is warm, wear clothing that is breathable and won't trap water. 

However, in colder places, a thin wetsuit is usually recommended, especially for longer trips and white water trips – where you WILL get very wet!
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It's best to go early in the morning when the weather is less likely to be as windy. Also remember that the water is generally warmer in the early morning than it is at any other time of the day - it makes more sense to wear a jacket in the morning rather than a wetsuit (which is better for longer, all day trips).

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Thanks again, Michelle! We hope to see you back on MLB sometime. 

As always, happy reading, everyone! Have a great rest of your week! :)

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