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Canoe Adventures - Riverland

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Contact Details
No shopfront Berri, South Australia 5343
Phone: 04211 676 45
Mobile 04211 676 45


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The Riverland is home to a remarkable network of wetlands and waterways meandering through national parks and internationally recognized reserves.

You have 3 great options for really experiencing this unique ecosystem:

  • Hire a kayak, canoe or “sit-on-top” to do your own exploring.
  • Join us on a relaxed Guided Tour through the wetlands.
  • Overnight canoe camping – one night or as long as you like. We can provide most things for your expedition – guided or self-supported.

Basic canoe skills training is always available at no extra cost.
Our kayaks and canoes are very stable. No previous experience is necessary.

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About Us

Canoe Adventures is located central to the Riverland, in Berri, and is owned and run by long term Riverland residents, Kym and Karen Werner. They both grew up enjoying fun in the sun and the water – so much a part of life for Riverland kids. After a while away for study and work they returned about 20 years ago and have enjoyed raising their kids in an area that offers so much adventure in beautiful natural surroundings.

Canoe Adventures is their way of offering that fun and adventure to anyone and everyone.
They offer Canoe Hire, Guided Tours and Canoe Camping – something to suit all tastes.

Kym has over 25 years experience in volunteer youth work, including as a scout leader. Kayaking and hiking have long been part of his preferred recreation.

Karen has 25 years experience in two of the world’s most challenging and rewarding roles – a teacher and a mum.

They look forward to helping you enjoy our beautiful Murray River.

Facilities / Features


Are you looking for…

  • A quiet day exploring the rich biodiversity of the Murray backwaters;
  • A multi-day canoe-camping expedition; or
  • Peddling a Hobie Mirage-drive kayak hands-free.

We have a variety of kayaks and canoes for hire, and can take you to the best launch spots, camp sites and places to paddle.

One-way downstream paddling? Yes! We can take you to your launch spot and pick you up at your finish point.

Types of Craft

Kayak – Perfect for gliding through the wetlands and creeks.
Enough storage space for light camping.
The double has room for 1 or 2 extra small passengers.
Sit-on-top – great for water fun or a leisurely paddle.
The double might just be big enough for the whole family!
Canadian – Large and open with plenty of room for gear or a third person.
Excellent for day touring or expeditions.
Hobie Mirage peddle kayak – Hands free – just for fun!
Great for photographers and people with back/arm/shoulder issues.
Canoe/kayak hybrid – Specially designed for a day’s fishing.

Hire rates:

$40 for Singles & $55 for doubles*
(*$10 surcharge applies if hiring only one kayak/canoe)
Singles $30/day & doubles $40/day for the second day, and reducing further for 3 or more days.
Ask us about our special offers for groups & extended hire.
Hobie Mirage pedal kayak – $95
Kids/Teens “Party Hire” 6 Sit-on-top kayaks – $180

Included with every hire:
Paddles; PFDs (life jackets); Maps;
Delivery and pick up within 5km of Berri; Paddling skills instruction.

Extras available:
Delivery and pick up further afield; Dry bags or barrels; Stools;
Tents, camp stoves, cooking utensils, etc.

Things we recommend that you bring:
Water bottle; Clothes that give sun protection (and to keep warm and dry in cooler weather); Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses; Beach shoes or others that can get wet.


Glide through serene waterway and experience the rich biodiversity of the RAMSAR recognized Riverland Biosphere.

Our tours are tailored to your needs: leisurely or adventurous. Start times are flexible.

No previous canoeing experience is necessary – basic skill instruction is included as required. We are Australian Canoeing qualified Instructors.

Many of our tours wind through the Loch Luna wetlands with its abundance of birdlife and many other treasures. Loch Luna is a natural gem between the Murray River and Lake Bonney.

Short Tours (2 hours)

For a taste of what’s out there.
Sunrise and Sunset are both excellent short tour options.

Half Day Tours (4 hours)

Plenty of time to immerse yourself (not literally!) in the wonders that are our wetlands, flora and fauna.

Full Day Tours (8 hours)

A whole day to forget about everything else and explore the backwaters and wetlands.
Opportunities to visit more remote areas and include short walks.
Tour includes lunch.

Included with all Guided Tours:
- Canoe, Paddles & PFDs (life jackets)
- Refreshments (local fruit juice/beverages & snacks)
- Dry bags.
- Stools.
- Paddling skills instruction.

Things we recommend that you bring:
- Water bottle
- Clothes that give sun protection (and to keep warm and dry in cooler weather).
- Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.

Guided Tour Rates

Short $95
Half Day $140
Full Day $210
Child (4-14 years)
Short $65
Half Day $95
Full Day $140
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Short $270
Half Day $390
Full Day $580

(Quoted rates are for a minimum of two adults. The per-person guided-tour-rate reduces, as the number of participants increases.)


Canoe camping is a great way to experience all that the river and wetlands have to offer.
In the Riverland we have some of the best backwaters and camping spots.

We can supply most of the equipment for your expedition – from one night to as long as you like.


Tell us what you’d like to do. Together we can plan an expedition to remember:

  • All the best places to paddle and camp.
  • Up-to-date information on water conditions
  • Detailed laminated maps

Fully supported

Rates on application (variable – dependent on number of participants, duration & amount of equipment supplied)

Equipment for Hire/Sale:

  • Dry Bags / Barrels
  • Gas Stoves
  • Cooking & Eating Utensils
  • Tents
  • Sleeping Mats
  • Head Torches
  • Stools
  • Spade & toilet paper (some campsites have toilets)

Things to Bring:
When you book we can email you a comprehensive camping gear list.

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Contact Details and Location

With no shopfront, we deliver the canoes to your desired location.
Delivery within 5km of Berri is free.
Delivery further afield is also available.
We are able to help with transport so that you can do one-way downstream trips.

Canoe Adventures – Riverland
Berri SA, 5343

Phone: 04211 676 45


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