Kayaking AURA JUNGLE
There are many types of kayaks used in flat water and white water kayaking. The sizes and shapes vary drastically depending on what type of water to be paddled on and also what the paddler would like to do. The second set of essentials for kayaking is an off-set paddle where the paddle blades are tilted to help reduce wind resistance while the other blade is being used in the water. These vary in length and also shape depending on the intended use, height of the paddler and often, the paddler's preference. Kayaks should be equipped with one or more buoyancy aid (also called flotation) which creates air space that helps prevent a kayak from sinking when filled with water; life jacket should be worn at all times
(also called a personal flotation device or PFD), a helmet is also often required for most kayaking and is mandatory for white water kayaking. Various other pieces of safety gear include: a whistle for signaling for help; throwing ropes to help rescue other kayakers; and, a diving knife and appropriate water shoes should used depending upon the risks the water and terrain pose. Proper clothing such as a dry suit, wet suit or spray top also help protect kayakers from cold water or air temperatures.
Jump aboard a kayak and paddle your way under the Story Bridge or past South Bank. You'll be the captain of your own kayak and whether you want thrills, spills or chills, there's no better way to discover Brisbane's river city.
While you are out on the water have some fun in or out of your kayak:
Try paddling while standing (gondola style) Rafting in a line and walking on the kayak backs
Pairing up and swapping kayaks Kayak soccer, surfing and basketball! Just ask our friendly instructors!
Discover Brisbane by night aboard an illuminated kayak. Embark on a unique journey with your friends past the dazzling South Bank promenade or marvel at the Story Bridge, which boast hundreds of multicoloured lights. Let the river city romance you. Riverlife's kayaking adventures are guided by qualified and experienced instructors. No experience is necessary as each session includes full instruction, a safety briefing and all equipment including a PFD. Participants must be at least 8 years of age (12 years of age for night kayaking).