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“Great Family Fun”
Review of Babinda Kayak Hire

Babinda Kayak Hire
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Great Family Fun”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

I took my 5 kids kayaking with Babinda Kayak Hire for a half day and we all loved it so much we went back three days later and did a full day. Kids aged 5-12 all had a great time. Full day allowed much more time for swimming, floating down stream, exploring and a great picnic stop. The area is SO beautiful, the water really is crystal clear and fantastic for swimming and floating in. Can't recommend highly enough for families. Kayaks, both single and double, were easy for kids to manage, but would recommend doubles because it allowed some of the kids to jump in to float and swim downstream which was a highlight for them. Also recommend hiring a dry bag because it allowed us to take towels and camera without getting wet! Owner Garry super helpful and business well organised. Really hope we get to do it again one day.

Visited September 2013
Thank S P
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Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

My two visitors from down south and I went kyaking last week and had the BEST time.! Cannot recommend this experience highly enough if you like to get away from the maddening crowds and love the beauty of nature. I have been wanting to do this trip for a couple of years now and was soooo happy with the experience and my friends say the day was the highlight of their holiday. The sun was shining ,the river was gentle and the water perfect for a swim. We took a bit longer than the norm to reach the pick up point as we enjoyed the journey so much...so sorry Gary for making u late getting home! Next time we are going to go for the whole day thats for sure ! Book this trip and enjoy

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Liz858
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“BEST experience, you MUST do this”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Babinda Kayak hire has been an absolute highlight on our 8 month trip around Oz. Very professional from the time you make your booking, to getting picked up after your adventure. The Babinda Creek is clear, gentle and v relaxing, with great croc-free swimming. We just floated on the current for four hours, stopping to swim every now and then. It's not strenuous at all. Gary, the owner, even let us bring our dog, who rode up the front of a double kayak in amongst swims. We were made to feel like old friends. When we accidentally left our phone in Gary's car, he even drove all the way back to Innisfail to drop it off for us! Exceptional service, all done with a smile. We thoroughly recommend this outing. You must do it.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Amanda P
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A relaxing way to spend a day out”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

It was the best day ever. A slow paddle downstream stopping for a number of swims on beautiful sandy beaches.. Lots of wildlife. A must do and will do again next time. The owner Gary couldn't be more helpful. I recommend this to anyone.

Visited September 2013
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Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
“A relaxing way to spend the arvo”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was a delightful way to spend the afternoon... drifting downstream with the occasional paddle stroke enjoying the tranquil surroundings

Visited August 2013
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