Ballina Kayaks

The Ballina Kayaks team is led by Scott Rawstorne who is an Australian Canoeing certified kayak instructor, the creator of the Global Paddler project and the author of The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales, The Paddler’s Guide to Queensland and The Paddler’s Guide to Victoria.

Ballina’s lovely subtropical climate makes it possible to paddle here all year round. Waterways that they explore include the Richmond River, North Creek, Chickiba Creek, Fishery Creek, North Creek Canal, Emigrant Creek and Maguires Creek. Highlights of these places include shipwrecks, historical structures, and Aboriginal shell middens. You might also meet local wildlife like dolphins, turtles, white-bellied sea-eagles, ospreys, and kingfishers. Migratory birds from the Northern Hemisphere also visit us in the summer months.

They have a range of options which cater for all levels of experience.

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