Kayak hire at Ganguddy every day during our operating season

Hire

You’ll find our base is situated at the boat ramp in the Cudgegong Picnic Area, located on the pristine Cudgegong River, Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp just outside of Rylstone, NSW. Here we have access to approximately 5kms of river which provides a beautiful playground for our kayaking customers.

A one-hour hire enables most paddlers time to explore adequately upstream or downstream, returning within their hire period or a two-hour hire will allow you to explore the whole waterway at a leisurely pace.

Both upstream and downstream offer surprisingly different landscapes, with downstream offering striking tall gorge and rock formations and upstream giving way to more scattered pagoda formations, open forest of tall eucalypts and angophoras with an under storey of shrubs grasses and sedges, reed beds and bird colonies.

For your safety and comfort, and to meet all laws and regulations, all paddlers are fitted with PFD's (Life Vests - which must be worn at all times) and provided with quality double bladed paddles (fitted with drip rings to reduce the amount of paddle splash and subsequent wetness during paddling). Additionally, all our customers are given demonstrated instruction as to the correct and most efficient techniques of paddling and boat control, ensuring they gain the most from their kayaking experience.

‘Dry bags' are also available for your use, allowing you to safely secure your camera, phone or binoculars before you head off on your paddling adventure.

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  • Age Suitability

    2 + (Or younger where appropriate. Conditions Apply)

  • Hire Duration

    1 - 2 hours

  • Inclusions

    · Pre-departure orientation, safety briefing and paddling instruction
    · Safety equipment fitting
    · Craft matching from our deluxe fleet
    · Maps
    · Photo opportunity

  • Cost

    Single kayak: $30 per hour/$50 for 2 hours

    Standard double kayak: $40 per hour/$70 for 2 hours (this kayak can have a seat added to take an additional child up to 6 years and is popular with families)

    Double sea kayak: $45 per hour/$80 for 2 hours

    Note: Please note our quality kayaks are a stable, 'sit in' design to keep you as dry as possible. We have singles and doubles available to suit most group and family configurations.

  • Payment Note

    As there is limited reliable internet or phone service at Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp, we are unable to accept onsite payments via EFT or credit card, therefore pre-payment (with EFT or Credit Card) or onsite payment with cash is preferred

Kayak Hire Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp - Our Boats

Our full fleet of kayaks are designed and manufactured in New Zealand by 'Mission' Kayaks. We partner with ‘Mission’ Kayaks because of the quality of their design and manufacture, compliance with safety standards and ease of paddling. All boats in the fleet are 'sit in' rather than 'sit on top' kayaks. ‘Sit in’s’ ensure stability, efficiency and also ensure paddlers stay drier and face less exposure to the elements.

Our Fleet

SINGLE KAYAKS

Our SINGLE KAYAKS are the zippy and fun 'Access 280'. Short and stable, this kayak turns easily and tracks straight well.

Features:

  • Large, open cockpit
  • Comfortable molded padded seat
  • Backrest
  • Easy to reach, under deck tray for storing your phone or camera (in a dry bag)
  • ‘Access 280’ Hire cost

    $30 per hour/$50 for 2 hours

STANDARD DOUBLE KAYAK

Our STANDARD DOUBLE KAYAK is the nimble 'Access 400'. Another easily controlled boat that is agile and fun for two.

Features:

  • Open cockpit
  • 2 large, comfortable molded seats
  • Backrests
  • Ability to have a third seat added to the middle of the kayak allowing a small child (usually up to about 6 years of age, subject to space and weight limitations) to join in the experience
  • 'Access 400’ Hire cost

    $40 per hour/$70 for 2 hours

DOUBLE SEA KAYAK

Our DOUBLE SEA KAYAK is the very stable, roomy and comfortable 'Contour 490'.

Features:

  • Longer hull length enabling a bit more speed
  • Rudders which enable the rear paddler to have steering control using foot pedals
  • Great stability and course holding for photography
  • Energy efficiency(because of feet steering)
  • ‘Contour 490’ Hire cost

    $45 per hour/$80 for 2 hours

The 'Contour 490's are our kayak of choice for our guided kayak tours of Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp. Click here for more details.

Stand up paddle boarding is a very popular pastime on many waterways throughout the world. The beautiful and calm, protected environment at Ganguddy means that both novice and experienced paddlers can fully enjoy their SUP experience.

From a heightened position above the water, SUP’s allow you to experience the beautiful Ganguddy waterway from a different angle.  See past the reeds, to observe birds’ nests and look straight down into the water, enjoying an unobstructed view of aquatic animals such as the Long Necked Turtles. The combination of the pristine, winding Cudgegong River, wildlife and stunning scenery make for an incredible and memorable paddling experience.

To ensure our SUP experience meets our high safety standards and is an enjoyable one for all our visitors, we have teamed with Red Paddle Co to provide boards that are both stable and track well.

No prior SUP experience is necessary.

Most visitors who have tried stand up paddle boarding before, prefer our boards because of their quality and stability. And whether first-timers or experienced stand-up paddle boarders, a heightened experience is usually had by all, because of the stunning location and excellent equipment.  It’s worthy to note some customers even managed headstands on their boards, a challenge that is open to anyone who wishes to try them (although they are optional).

Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp SUP
  • Age Suitability

    10+ (Conditions Apply)

  • Hire Duration

    1 - 2 hours

  • SUP Hire Cost

    $30 per hour/$50 for 2 hours

  • Inclusions

    · Pre-departure orientation, safety briefing and paddling instruction
    · Safety equipment fitting
    · Craft matching from our deluxe fleet
    · Maps
    · Photo opportunity

  • Payment Note

    As there is limited reliable internet or phone service at Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp, we are unable to accept onsite payments via EFT or credit card, therefore pre-payment (with EFT or Credit Card) or onsite payment with cash is preferred

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