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Canning River Wetlands Paddle - GoGo Active Tours
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Canning River Wetlands Paddle

GoGo Active Tours / Canning River Wetlands Paddle

Canning River Wetlands Paddle

Tour Duration: About 3 hours

Time of Day: Morning (afternoons on request)

Group Size: up to 8

Landmarks: Old Riverton Bridge, Canning River, Kent Street Weir

Activity Rating: Easy

Overview

Come and enjoy a wonderful tour to an area few people get to explore and it is right in the heart of Perth. This natural park was set aside in the 19th century and when you are paddling deep inside you would not be aware you are in a capital city.

Using sit-on top kayaks to visit an area that is unique for its untamed beauty. Imagine exploring a river system where the city with all its noise disappears. This part of Perth cannot be seen any other way than by kayaks. There are no footpaths along the water’s edge and certainly no roads.

Where we’ll go

We head off slowly from old Riverton Bridge in Shelley into the wetlands and take the time to enjoy the incredible wildlife that lives in this special park. Your guide explains a little about the first Australians who lived in the area and the first explorers from European nations that settled the Swan River Colony.

We continue and explore deeper into the channels before arriving at the Kent Street Weir and stop for a well-earned cafe break.

We reverse our journey and head back to our start point taking on a slightly different route but again taking time to absorb the areas beauty.

The tour is on a calm part of the river where there or no large motor boats or jet skis allowed. The area is sheltered with no waves. You will paddle slowly for about 30 minutes before we have a cafe stop and then we paddle back to the start.

No paddle experience is needed. We provide you a safety briefing and show you how to paddle our very stable sit-on top kayaks.

Where we’ll meet

We will start and finish the tour at the Riverton Bridge Park, at the western end of the Old Riverton Bridge the corner of Fern Road and Riverton Drive East. We’ll confirm the exact meeting point with you via email.

What’s included

A kayak and paddles

Life jacket

Safety briefing and kayak tutorial

A dry bag for your camera etc.

A knowledgeable and interesting guide who is trained to keep you safe and show and provide you interesting information. The guide also carries a first aid kit for your safety.

What to wear and bring

Weather protection clothing and sunscreen

A full water bottle

Some money for the café stop

Some shoes that can be worn in the water like reef shoes, wetsuit shoes or old sandshoes (not essential)

You may also like to bring along a towel and a change of clothes

Amenities

There are public toilets and change rooms at the start and finish of the tour.

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Sep 29
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Perth