Kayaking: Tips & Resources
A collection of useful and interesting resources if you’d like to get out on the water in a kayak
Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. It is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is a low-to-the-water, canoe-like boat in which the paddler sits facing forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle to pull front-to-back on one side and then the other in rotation. Most kayaks have closed decks, although sit-on-top and inflatable kayaks are growing in popularity as well.
Safety & Training
Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) are minimum, voluntary guidelines for organisations conducting outdoor recreation activities where the participants are dependent on the activity provider.
New article from Cool of the Wild
Kayaking is a fun way to explore waterways and see the world from a different perspective. A great way to try kayaking is to go on a guided tour that includes basic instruction and all the necessary equipment. If you have tried kayaking and have decided to take up the sport, this article is designed as an introduction to equipment and basic skills. Taking a class or lesson from a reputable instructor will accelerate your learning of the basics and give you a foundation and resource for when you want to move beyond the basics
Related Articles & Information
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Cool of the Wild
Kayaking is a beautiful way to escape those overcrowded gyms. After a while, you will also see that you can exercise your spiritual and mental side as well as you’re physical. Not only is kayaking (and canoeing) a fantastic solo sport, but it’s also great to do it with partners or friends and make it a social event which helps to build a sense of community between you all.
Nature Sport Central
We all know children love to play in the water, and a further progression for them can be having fun on the water. The best way to do this is by teaching them Kayaking. From early ages, they can see the fun that can be had and the places they can explore.
Nature Sport Central
Peace and tranquillity…the only sound…your paddle slicing through the calm water as your kayak glides quietly along the glassy surface of a winding river. If kayaking in the wilderness, embracing the sounds of nature is your idea of heaven, these ten kayaking destinations are sure to get you on your way.
Kayaking the Mary River
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See Outdoors Queensland members who provide kayaking activities in Discover
(search on ‘Kayaking / Sea Kayaking’ in Activity)
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