View the Safety and Planning information pages before visiting the following locations. Always let someone know you are paddling, where and when you should return.

Paddling in South Australia

Mannum – Mid Murray

Information to be added when available  

Recreation Clubs

Recreation, Canoe Polo, Sea Kayaking. Adelaide Canoe Club organises day and dusk paddles, skills days, weekend canoeing and camping trips, and canoe polo. Adelaide Canoe Club runs many recreational activities for its members and those interested in having a go at canoeing...

Fleurieu Peninsula – South

For the sea paddler, the Fleurieu Peninsula, between Second Valley and Cape Jervis in particular, is worth a look, as is the Victor Harbor area. Close to the city, the metropolitan coast is readily accessible. The north coast of Kangaroo Island...

Torrens Island – Adelaide

Torrens Island circumnavigation makes a good day trip. You want a reasonably high tide to use The Cutting (once maintained to allow passage of explosives vessels) or high tide to pass around Point Grey. For lunch breaks, there is...

Glenelg River (Nelson) – South East

In the southeast, the Glenelg River is shared with Victoria. Parks Victoria has a detailed website for the area (Lower Glenelg River National Park) which can be accessed through www.parkweb.vic.gov.au. Campground maps are on the Parkweb Victoria site. The seven...

Garden Island – Adelaide

Featured image from Peter Carter. Garden Island Ships’ Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail Garden Island in the North of the Port River is one of the largest and most diverse ship graveyards in the world. The graveyard is also haven for birdlife...

Coorong – South East

The Coorong National Park lies adjacent to the mouth of the River Murray and includes a long, shallow, saline lagoon more than 100 km in length, and covering an area of over 50 000 ha. It is separated from...
Chowilla Slaney

Chowilla Regional Reserve – Riverland

Chowilla is for paddlers with appropriate equipment and a basic skill level the Chowilla region is an interesting and safe area to explore. Never-the-less, in addition to the planning considerations outlined in the Canoe Guide, there are some other...

West Lakes – Adelaide

Distance 9km Duration 1 hour Suitable for beginner Region Adelaide Travel time from Adelaide 10 minutes   West Lakes is a saltwater lake fed by tidal flows that flow out through the Bower Rd causeway into the Port River. The lake is the most popular canoeing venue in Adelaide with club,...

Katarapko – Riverland

(Katarapko section of the Murray River National Park) Katarapko Creek Canoe Trail is perfectly suited to a day paddle or overnight kayak/canoe camping. It is easily navigated and has many good campsites to choose from. Car access to launch and...