About Us

Adventure Kayaking Tours in the Redlands Coast

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Redlands Kayak Tours is an award-winning local business that provides kayak tours, kayak lessons and kayak eco-experiences on the spectacular southern Moreton Bay waterways of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Redlands Kayak Tours has a fleet of over 24 kayaks and runs tours for individuals, families and groups from beginners to experienced. They also cater for private lessons and tours/experiences for schools, community groups and corporates.

The vision for Redlands Kayak Tours is to provide all of their customers – from beginners to experienced kayakers – a safe and memorable experience connecting with nature, themselves and the family and friends they bring.

Redlands Kayak Tours is a multi-award winning
business over many years:

  • Winner Excellence in Tourism
    Redlands Coast Business Awards 2011
  • Winner Excellence in the Arts and Recreation Services
    Redlands Coast Business Awards 2012
  • Winner Tourist Attraction
    Moreton Bay & Island Tourism Awards 2012
  • Winner Tourist Attraction
    Moreton Bay & Island Tourism Awards 2013
  • Winner Adventure Tourism
    Moreton Bay & Island Tourism Awards 2013
  • Winner Redlands Coast Best Micro Business
    Redlands Coast Business Excellence Awards 2015
  • Winner Women in Business
    Redlands Coast Business Excellence Awards 2015

Commitment to the Environment

Eco Certified TourismKayaking is an environmentally friendly activity and we encourage all our customers to be environmentally aware. Please only use re-fillable water bottles, do not take any plastic bags out on the water (these are particularly dangerous for our turtles and other sea-life), and bring back any rubbish with you. If we are fortunate enough to encounter any animals on the tour – dolphins, turtles and dugongs are occasionally seen – please follow the instructions of our guides and do not paddle towards the animals. We are committed to our environment and the reduction of carbon emissions. We encourage you to look at ways to offset your carbon footprint, including whilst travelling, to be carbon neutral. You can use a carbon calculator (e.g. on the Carbon Neutral website) for further information.

Meet our team

Dedicated and fun-loving adventurers

Mark Hessling

Mark began his involvement in paddle sports at an early age paddling canoes with his parents.  After a break of many years Mark returned to paddling when he joined Queensland Sea Kayak Club (QSKC) to obtain some skills prior to paddling through the Svalbard Archipelago in 2012.   Through his involvement with QSKC, Mark has qualified as a Sea Instructor and has held multiple committee positions including Secretary, President, and Training Officer.  Mark has extensive guiding experience having lead multi-day, group expeditions around Moreton Bay, Fraser Island and the Keppel Islands.  When he isn’t paddling, Mark develops mobile apps and volunteers in his local Rural Fire Brigade.

Graham Smith

Graham first developed his love of the water as an eight year old, paddling his grandfather’s canoe on the Gold Coast canals. In his early twenties, Graham progressed to surfing on his wave ski, before moving out to Western Queensland for work. On moving to the Redlands Coast, he was able to resume his paddling, and has been doing so on the local waters for the last 16 years – either in his sea kayak or surf ski. Kayaking is just one way that Graham gets to enjoy the outdoors, with marathon running, trail running, mountain bike riding and swimming all regular activities. He is enjoying the chance to share his love of the Redlands Coast waterways with others.

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