Sitting only 30 kilometres north of Adelaide is the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary, home to around 30 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. It is believed that around 300 other dolphin species visit the area. Together with the creeks and mangroves that dot the tidal mudflats, the area is not only a thriving ecosystem, but also a fascinating place for a paddle. You can launch your kayak from Garden Island, north of Port Adelaide. Visit the Ships’ Graveyards, where around 40 wrecks lie abandoned in the water, and head up to the tip of Torrens Island through Barker Inlet. You can continue out into Gulf St Vincent for a distance of 12 kilometres past the sand bars.