Let us take you outdoors, off the beaten track and onto the river where we paddle through the heart of the Swan Valley, one of Western Australia’s unique and historical wine producing regions.
We start and finish our paddle at Mandoon Estate Winery, Western Australia’s most awarded boutique winery (2012-2017). At the completion of the kayaking we reward your effort with a sampling and tasting of six Mandoon Estate premium wines. The pre organised exclusive table and wine tasting notes provided by Mandoon’s highly competent and knowledge staff is all inclusive.
Come on this fun, upbeat and wonderfully engaging, magical, mystery tour and let our passionate and experienced guides share some of the areas historical, cultural, geographical and horticultural secrets with you.
Our small group guided tours are all about actively connecting you with nature rather than strenuous exercise and so cater for a wide range of ages and skill levels.
We aim to leave you energised, relaxed and with a strong sense of accomplishment.
We meet at Mandoon Estate Winery in Caversham and launch from Mandoon’s private jetty on the Swan River. We then paddle slowly down river, taking time to admire the natural beauty and unique flora and fauna of this special, serene, meandering section of the river. Our journey includes a number of ‘raft up’s’ where we get together ‘mid-stream’ for a chat and a story.
We continue with our paddle arriving at the historical Woodbridge Park where we stop, get out and stretch our legs.
A short paddle back to Mandoon sees us disembarking and walking you up to the Cellar Door to enjoy a well-earned wine tasting, coffee, tea or soft drink. A great way to end the day.
Paddle duration & rating
The Mandoon Winery Kayak Tour with Wine Tasting is a gentle paddle from Mandoon Estate down river to Woodbridge Park and back to Mandoon. All up, we paddle for approximately 90 minutes. This narrow and scenic part of the Swan River is well protected from strong winds, tides and other boat traffic.
This tour is rated EASY.
What is included
Your kayak, paddle and life jacket.
Kayaking /paddling briefing – introduction to paddling, do’s and dont’s.
A ‘Dry Bag’ to help protect your wallet, keys and phone.
Knowledgeable guide – trained to keep you safe and show and provide you interesting information.
The guide also carries a first aid kit for your safety.
Exclusive table at the Cellar Door for wine tasting of six premium Mandoon Estate wines.
Our kayaks are two person craft. At all times on the tour please remember to practice safe social distancing.
What to wear & bring
You need to bring your own weather protection clothing including a hat.
A full water bottle.
Shoes that can be worn in the water eg: reef shoes, wet-suit shoes, sandals or even old sandshoes (not essential).
Some money if you want to purchase extras from the Cellar Door shop.
There are public toilets at the start of the tour at Mandoon Estate so just ask the guide if you need to use the amenities. You can also use these for changing clothes at the end of the tour if necessary.
Start and finish locations
We start and finish at Mandoon Estate Winery, 10 Harris Road Caversham. Meet your guides at the main entrance between the Cellar Door and Homestead Brewery. There is ample parking at the winery.
Mandoon Estate Winery is a wonderful location with a range of restaurants open to the public. If you think you would like to stay on at the winery after our tour and have a meal at the Homestead Brewery or Wild Swan or perhaps a gourmet picnic on the LLawn, please make a separate booking direct with Mandoon Estate on +61 8 6279 0500 or through their website.
Things to consider
Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Minimum age for participation in a kayak tour is 8 years old.
Children under 18 years old are unable to participate in the wine tasting. For children or those not wanting to participate in the wine tasting, a soft drink, tea or coffee can be provided.
Tandem kayaks have a maximum weight limitation of 125kg per person and 250kg per kayak.