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Kayaking news and articles

What to expect on a Redlands Kayak Short Tour!

So, you’ve booked (or are thinking of booking) a tour with Redland Kayak Tours. What can you expect to happen on one of our tours? From the start, you will be contacted by Katrina, one of the owners of this family business, about your booking, maybe you’ve already spoken to her on the phone. Katrina will send you an email confirming your booking and including...
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Eco Certified – Ecotourism – Redlands Kayak Tours

Ecotourism is a term used a lot these days. Redlands Kayak Tours is proud to be a certified ecotourism operator. But what does it mean for the customer, and why did our business want to become certified by Ecotourism Australia? Firstly, what is ecotourism? The Ecotourism Australia definition is: “Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental...
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When to Sit-on-top and when to Sit-in a Kayak!

Redlands Kayak Tours offer a range of tours to suit our customers. From our short tours on our popular Hobie sit-on-top kayaks, to multi-day tours in our sit-in Natureline double sea kayaks, we have a tour to suit your level of interest and experience. For beginners, we recommend starting with a short, one-and-a-half-hour tour on a sit-on top kayak. Our Hobie sit-on-tops are equipped with...
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Benefits of Kayaking!

So, you’re thinking about trying kayaking. What are the benefits of kayaking, what will I get out if it, you may be asking yourself. We asked the trained and experienced guides at Redlands Kayak Tours those questions Fun and relaxation Kayaking is fun. Splashing about, exploring places inaccessible by land, and just generally mucking around, are great ways to enjoy yourself. Kayaking with others is...
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Plastics

Plastic is ubiquitous in the modern world. In some ways, it is perhaps mankind’s greatest and worst invention. For Redlands Kayak Tours, we can’t escape the benefits of plastics, after all, our sit-on-top kayaks are made of it. But unfortunately, we are also constantly reminded of the down-side – the plastic rubbish we see floating in our waterways. What is clearly changing is how the...
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Personal Touch

“Point of difference” is a commonly touted term in marketing. For small businesses, especially those in the tourism and service industries, like Redlands Kayak Tours, one of the key “points of difference” should be the personal touch. Whether the customer’s first point of contact is a phone call, email, or even face-to-face, it is invariably one of the owners of the business that has that...
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Kayaking Winter Vs Summer

Autumn, that time of the year when you are either relieved the heat of summer is finally over, or you’re dreading the chill approach of winter. When you turn your mind to – do I put my kayak in storage (or for some, do I start taking it out for the season ahead)? For those new to kayaking, perhaps it seems such an obvious thing...
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Safety when kayaking!

Before setting out on a kayaking trip, whether it is for just a short time 30 min or a few hours it is essential you check your kayak and equipment are in a safe condition to use. It is not a requirement, but we do strongly encourage the use of a PFD on all kayaking trips. It is also a good habit to also to...
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Top 3 locations to kayak in the Redlands Coast

Before kayaking anywhere we always recommend that you ensure all of your equipment you are using is in good working condition.  We highly recommend wearing a PFD jacket at all times when kayaking.  We also strongly encourage you to check the weather conditions before heading out, check the tide times, wind direction, wind strength.  We also always recommend you tell someone not kayaking with you,...
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How kids benefit from kayaking at an early age

Helping get kids outdoors and enjoying a sport that is a bit different is one of my greatest passions.  Kids’ kayaking is a non-competitive sport that is also low impact.   The experience of kayaking on the water not only enables kids to exercise, but it is also an experience of relaxation, getting outdoors and experiencing nature. Kids are able to personally challenge themselves in a...
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How to wash your kayak

Preventative maintenance including washing your kayak after every trip is a good idea. Keeping your kayak in good condition will help it last for many years, giving you lots of time for exploring the outdoors. Along with keeping your kayak clean it is good to maintain it in a safe operating condition so you can feel confident when paddling. Kayaks are made of various materials...
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