River Kayaking

Paddle in a scenic river or explore remote areas not accessible by foot or road with a river kayak. Browse the river kayak range at Anaconda today!

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What are some lake kayaking essentials for beginners?

Australians are spoilt for watersports locations, and lake kayaking is an ideal introduction to the sport for beginners. If you are a newcomer to kayaking, there are a number of essentials you should take along for the ride, and we have everything you need at Anaconda. Here are a few product ideas.

Kayak: There are dozens of different kayak styles available on the market, with some of the best products available at Anaconda. A recreational kayak is usually the best option for a beginner. These kayaks are relatively short and are easy for paddlers to climb in and out of. They provide back support with moulded seat, and will not sink if you capsize. The Seaflo Adult Kayak is just one great option at Anaconda, and is ideal for recreational paddlers.

This sit-on-top kayak comes with a backrest, storage hatch and cargo net cover. With more experience, you may choose to upgrade to a Seak Mako Kayak or Berkley Angler Kayak. With these fishing kayaks, you can bring home dinner as well as enjoy a great day on the water.

Kayak Paddle: A kayak paddle has a blade on both ends, and should not be confused with single-blade canoe paddles. Paddles vary in length, with taller people requiring a longer paddle. You can begin with a durable plastic paddle, and move on to a higher-quality anodised aluminium paddle when you gain a little more kayaking experience. The Anaconda kayak paddle collection will have you sorted, whatever your height or age.

Water shoes: Some lakes have a rocky shoreline or underwater surface. Rather than risking cuts, abrasions, strains or sprains, consider investing in a quality pair of water shoes specifically designed to protect your feet. Anaconda stocks great neoprene water shoes with strong grip rubber soles for walking on uneven terrain and slippery surfaces.

Life Jacket: It is essential to wear a properly fitting life jacket while enjoying deep water adventures. Anaconda stocks an impressive range of life jackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs) for recreational paddlers, white water kayakers, anglers and long-distance paddlers. We stock men's, women's and kid's life jackets, all at unbeatable Anaconda prices.

How to keep belongings safe and dry while kayaking?

A dry bag is a good start, such as a waterproof Sea to Summit Nylon Stuff Sack. This bag is specially designed to keep water out so your gear stays dry. Made from lightweight polyurethane-coated nylon, this bag is in-demand with watersports lovers all around Australia. Features include:

  • 2,000mm waterproof fabric
  • Unique tear-proof draw cord top opening
  • Round bases with webbing pull handle on base
  • All stress points bar tacked & fabric edges overlocked
  • White interior makes finding contents easy

What else should I consider for my kayak?

At Anaconda, we have all bases covered for fun, adventure and safety. Our huge product range includes the Seak Deluxe Kayak Backrest, Sea to Summit Waterproof Map Case, Silva Field Compass, Gerber Dime Compact Multi Tool, Seak Fibreglass Touring Paddle, Sea to Summit Tie Down, and even a Seak Kayak Cart for conveniently moving your kayak to and from the water.

Why choose Anaconda for kayak gear?

Anaconda is Australia's most popular retailer for outdoor and adventure equipment. We have more available high-quality products than anyone else, a nation-wide network of retail stores, and a convenient online shopping experience. At Anaconda, we partner with major name-brand manufacturers and pass the savings on to you. All stocked items at Anaconda come with our famous lowest available price guarantee so you can kit-out the entire family in style with the latest and greatest equipment and apparel.

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