Canoeing and kayaking around Coffs Harbour and Bellingen

Rent a canoe, kayak or even a tyre tube and go floating down Goolang Creek for about 6 kilometres. You can leave your car down there with a trailer, or Nymboida Canoe Centre at Coffs Harbour will pick you up in their 20-seater bus. They will also fit you out for more advanced canoeing and kayaking trips, including overnight excursions on the legendary Nymboida River. You can camp on the 40 hectares of grounds near the centre. For a pleasant, quiet kayaking tour on a pristine estuary with stingrays, birds and the odd bull shark, join the afternoon paddle in Bongil Bongil National Park south of Coffs Harbour. Liquid Assets will even pick you up from your accommodation. They also do a morning seakayaking trip in Solitary Islands National Park in which you are likely to see dolphins and sea-eagles, and occasionally turtles sticking their heads out of the water.

Evans Head Kayak Adventures runs a pleasant paddle with a strong environmental focus and a visit to the headquarters of the admirable Australian Seabird Rescue. Bellingen Canoe Adventures offers canoe hire or a range of guided tours on flatwater or easy rapids, including a Full Moon Tour in which you might see nocturnal animals such as possums, koalas, bats and birds.

Contact Info

Evans Head Kayak Adventures: (02) 6682 6229 or 0410 016 926

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