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10 best kayak day trips in Australia

  • BY Andrew Hughes |
  • December 01, 2010

Planning a lazy paddle around a beautiful scene? Then check out our top 10 kayaking day trips.

WE'RE SPOILT FOR CHOICE when it comes to deciding which Aussie paddling destination to tackle. Grab your gear and take on summer's cream of the crop, picked out by AG's 2009 Spirit of Adventure award winner, Andrew Hughes.  

Whether you're finally trotting down to the water's edge to wet that old kayak you found in the garage or have smashed through more beach breaks than you've eaten summertime ice creams, the bubbling surf, smooth-as-silk lagoons and rambling rivers that make up Australia's waterways continue to serve up great classics and new surprises when it comes to paddling adventures. With more than 30,000 km of exhilarating possibilities, here are our top suggestions for launching into a liquid adventure.

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1. Sydney Harbour, NSW
15-35 km
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2. Rottnest Island, WA

25-30 km
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3. Moreton Bay Islands, Qld
5-25 km
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4. Point Nepean national park, Vic
5–40 km
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5. Innes National Park, (Yorke Peninsula), SA
6–40 km
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6. Hobart Waterfront, Tas
5-10 km
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7. Lake Burley Griffin, ACT
5-40 km
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8. Noosa River, Qld

20 km
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9. South of Eden, NSW

25–30 km
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10. King George Sound, Albany, WA

15-20 km
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