If you’ve seen Sydney and its surrounding area from rooftop bars, mountaintops, and strategically positioned restaurants. But on the water, where you can watch at sea level at a human-powered rate, you’ll discover a new way of loving it all. And while you are enjoying your kayak experience, you will be enchanted by Sydney’s beaches, marvel at the hidden coves, inlets, waterfront houses and explore the magical national parks from a different perspective.
Here are a couple of Sydney’s best venues for kayaking tours:
SPIT BRIDGE, MIDDLE HARBOUR
From Spit Bridge, Middle Harbour is your proverbial oyster. And you might well strike a literal one, too. Everywhere’s a tiny sandy beach or waterfront park. Head westwards to explore beautifully protected bays like Willoughby and Sailors, or go further afield to Middle Cove. Meanwhile, eastside, you’ll find Chinamans Beach, Clontarf and Balmoral. For a bigger challenge, take on Grotto Point and make your way to Manly. While we’re paddling on Sydney Harbour, head all the way up to the Opera House.
BUNDEENA, ROYAL NATIONAL PARK
It’s at Bundeena, just south of Cronulla, that Sydney gives way to the Royal National Park. Spend all day gliding around Port Hacking’s impossibly clear waters and lazing about on pretty beaches, or get more daring with a trip up South West Arm Creek or, further west, the 26 kilometre-long Hacking River.
Or, you can certainly create your own adventure, hire some kayaks, do your research and hit the waves, regardless, you will have a fabulous time.