Family School Holiday Canning River Kayak Paddle - Beginners

From AUD $30.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Riverton, WA
  • Product code: PCR3

Bring the family on a fun, upbeat and wonderfully engaging guided kayak tour into the unique Canning River Wetlands, an area that few people get to explore, right here in the very heart of Perth. This unique wetlands area in such close proximity to Perth’s CBD can only be truly appreciated when accessed by kayak. Let us take you outdoors and a little off the beaten track where our experienced guides share knowledge of the areas history, culture, geography, plants and animals with you.

Don’t worry if you are new to paddling as our small group, guided tours are all about actively connecting you with nature rather than strenuous exercise and so cater for a wide range of ages and skill levels. We paddle slowly and stop frequently.

This tour is designed for beginners or those new to kayaking with no paddling experience. We start with a safety induction and lesson on how to paddle our very stable, sit-on top kayaks. We also provide all necessary equipment including life jacket and dry bag for your valuables. We aim to leave you and your family energised and with a strong sense of accomplishment.  

Tour overview

We meet and launch near the Canning River Bridge in Riverton and paddle slowly into the wetlands area. Here we take the time to enjoy the birdlife that live, hunt and breed in this unique regional park and learn a little of the first Australians who lived in the area as well as the first European explorers that settled the Swan River Colony.

We continue our paddle and explore some of the alluvial islands and estuarine vegetation of the Canning River Regional Park before looping back to our start location.

Paddle duration & rating

The Canning River Wetlands Kayak Tour traverses a very calm section of the Canning River that restricts large motor boat and jet ski access. The area we paddle is tidal but is sheltered and with no waves. 

This tour is rated EASY with approximately 45 minutes paddling.

What is included

Your kayak, paddle and life jacket.

Safety induction.

Kayaking /paddling briefing - introduction to paddling, do’s and dont’s.

A ‘Dry Bag’ to help protect your wallet, keys and phone.

Knowledgeable guide - trained to keep you safe and show and provide you interesting information.

The guide also carries a first aid kit for your safety.

Covid-19 Restrictions

Our kayaks are two person craft.  At all times on the tour please remember to practice safe social distancing. 

What to wear & bring

You need to bring your own weather protection clothing including a hat.


A full water bottle.    

Shoes that can be worn in the water eg: reef shoes, wet-suit shoes, sandals  or even old sandshoes (not essential).


There are public toilets at the start and finish locations so just ask our  tour guide if you need to use the amenities.

Start & finish locations

We start and finish at the Riverton Canoe Launch located on the western side of Fern Road Canning River Bridge (Old Riverton Bridge), cnr Fern Road & Riverton Drive East. 

Things to consider

Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. One adult per booking is required.

Minimum age for participation in a kayak tour is 8 years old.

Tandem kayaks have a maximum weight limitation of 125kg per person and 250kg per kayak.