Kayak Tour

Passengers 1-16 | From $45 per person

The Warrego River at Cunnamulla is truly an amazing place to experience everything nature has to offer. There’s no better way to experience it than in a kayak where the sheer magnitude of this natural wonderland becomes evident.

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08:00 Daily Booking the day prior is essential.

Times can often be adjusted to fit with your travel plans so please confirm at the time of booking so we can cater to your request.  

All kayaking and safety equipment is included and a short safety talk and instruction on paddling before we start.

Our kayaks are all doubles, tried and tested and chosen for their stability in the water, safety and comfort so you can enjoy this experience.

Meals: Light lunch and refreshments included in guided tour.

Transfers/Entries: Pick up and drop off from most locations inCunnamulla and taken to the starting point of the tour. Please confirm your pick up location at the time of booking or arrive at Out the Back Australia headquarters fifteen minutes before departure time.

Bookings: Bookings are essential as spaces are strictly limited.  

    • Camera
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • T-shirt (ideally long-sleeved) or sun shirt (rash shirt)
    • Additional Layer for cold/windy days
    • Comfortable Shorts
    • Footwear that can get wet
    • Swimmers and a towel if you want to have a swim
    • Storage space is very limited so please bring only essential items

 

 

Itinerary

Explore the magnificent and mysterious Warrego River in the Outback on a guided kayak tour with a local who knows and loves this sensational creation of nature. The Warrego River has links back one hundred and ninety million years to the Jurassic period and you can get a sense of that as we paddle through the lost forest and heavily timbered areas.

Kayaking provides a unique way to experience Queensland’s outback and on this adventure you’ll feel like you are paddling the nature capital of the world as Out the Back Australia tour guides take you on a sensational journey with nature, wildlife and birds.

An interesting fact is the Warrego River is home to the Cooper Creek turtle, one of the largest side-necked turtles in Australia. You can often see them sunning themselves on tree trunks lying across the water, however they’re quick to dive back into the water if you get too close.

The word Warrego is an Aboriginal word meaning river of sand. The river has cultural significance to local Aboriginal tribes and is in many of their dreamtime stories and ceremonies. You will be amazed as we kayak through the amazing web of channels how sandy islands are formed during flood times from the loose bed of sand moving throughout the river system. The Warrego river has unique features and is ever-changing based on local hydrology ecology and the natural climatic conditions of the region. Many are surprised that such a beautiful river and waterholes exist amongst the western Queensland desert!

The Warrego River in Cunnamulla was also significant for the European settlers and pioneers as the permanent source of water attracted this location for the settlement of the town. With two hundred and fifteen species of Australian native birds documented in the Cunnamulla area, the Warrego River provides a natural haven and makes the perfect vantage point to experience some bird watching.

Our kayak tours offer adventure experiences with historical information commentary, with some facts even the “locals” don’t know about. If you are a local, past or present, we recommend you to join in on some spectacular “holiday fun” in your own backyard, by yourself or with family and friends!

Our kayak adventures are fun, safe and suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, so get out into the wilderness and really explore nature in Cunnamulla on one of our kayaking adventures. If you’re after adventure tourism, tranquil estuary kayaking or you’re looking at improving your kayaking techniques, then please don’t hesitate to contact us!