Check information about rules of water use, about sharing waterways, packing your kayak, and use a safety checklist for your fellow paddlers. As a guide when planning your route consider:
Download this Preparing a Float plan (PDF) and consider lodging it with someone responsible is advisable especially in case of multi-day trips. This ensures that you provide essential details about your group to an independent party and advise an estimated time of return after which they are to notify emergency services.
Be smart. Paddle safe.
(PDF) The overriding purpose of this guide is safety. It outlines important regulations that paddlers should aware of and is presented in a concise and accessible format.
Check information about current weather, wave and wind conditions in the area where you are planning to paddle. Be aware that there may only be limited mobile coverage in the area where you are paddling. Other significant considerations might be the presence of fire bans (CFS website), the need to carrying fresh water, in addition to any requirement for permits for camping.
Read this safety information page
before your paddling trip.
How to use maps and contact
Paddling Trails South Australia.
Paddling Trail South Australia has a range of Paddling Trails to suit different abilities.
Know your ability
These are easy to access kayak and canoe trails through the Adelaide, Fleurieu Peninsula, Riverland, Murray River, and the Coorong.