Explore Canning River Wetlands Kayak Tour

Riverton, Western Australia

Discover a truly spectacular urban wilderness in the heart of Perth. This unique opportunity takes in the incredible wildlife & scenery of a relatively unknown and untouched wetlands region on board one of our safe & easy to paddle kayaks.

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Let us take you outdoors and off the beaten track on a kayak journey of discovery through the very heart of Perth in an area that few people get to explore. This unique wetlands area in such close proximity to Perth’s CBD can only be truly appreciated when accessed by kayak.

Come on this fun, upbeat and wonderfully engaging 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 and with a strong sense of accomplishment. 

Tour overview

We meet and launch near the Canning River Bridge in Riverton and paddle slowly into the wetlands area. Here we take the time to enjoy the birdlife that live, hunt and breed in this unique regional park and learn a little of the first Australians who lived in the area as well as the first European explorers that settled the Swan River Colony.

We continue our paddle and explore the alluvial islands and estuarine vegetation of the Canning River Regional Park before arriving at Kent Street Weir. After a ~40 minute well earned break we jump in our kayaks and head back to our start point via a slightly different route but again taking time to absorb the areas beauty.

Paddle duration & rating

The Canning River Wetlands Kayak Tour traverses a very calm section of the Canning River that restricts large motor boat and jet ski access. The area we paddle is tidal but is sheltered with no waves. 

This tour is rated EASY with approximately 40 minutes paddling in each direction. 

What is included:

Your kayak, paddle and life jacket.

Safety induction.

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.

Covid-19 restrictions

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.    

Some money as we will have a café stop opportunity.

Shoes that can be worn in the water eg: reef shoes, wet-suit shoes, sandals  or even old sandshoes (not essential).


There are public toilets at Kent Street Weir (half way point) so just ask our  tour guide if you need to use the amenities.

Start & finish locations

We start and finish at the Riverton Canoe Launch located on the western side of Fern Road Canning River Bridge (Old Riverton Bridge), cnr Fern Road & Riverton Drive East. 

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.

Tandem kayaks have a maximum weight limitation of 125kg per person and 250kg per kayak.


Riverton, Western Australia

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