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Getting Here

Sydney by Kayak tours depart from Lavender Bay boat ramp—which is easily reached by both car and public transport. Just look for our colourful kayaks and friendly guides.

Look for our colourful kayaks

Lavender Bay boat ramp

Our kayak adventures all launch from Lavendar Bay boat ramp. You’ll need to meet beside the boat ramp on Railway Avenue, at the bottom of Lavender Cresent in Lavendar Bay.

By public transport

Popping on public transport? Lavender Bay boat ramp is about a 10min walk from North Sydney train and bus stations. Exit the station onto Blues Street, turn right and walk about 100m before turning right again towards Walker Street.

Take the stairs and continue on for about 150m onto Walker Street. Turn right onto Lavender Street walking about 100m before turning left onto Lavender Crescent. Follow Lavender Crescent around until it connects with Railway Avenue and the boat ramp.

Alternatively, you can take the ferry to Milsons Point Wharf, which is about a 15min walk from the boat ramp. From the wharf follow the foreshore to the north-west until you connect with the Peter Kingston Walkway. At the end of the walkway, wander through Quibaree Park (beside Railway Avenue) until you see the boat ramp.

Visit Transport NSW for public transport services.

By Car

For those with 4-wheels free parking for up to 2 hours can be found on Lavender Crescent (off Lavender Street) and there is usually plenty of parking during our morning tours. Additional parking can be found on King George and surrounding streets.

Taxi and rideshare

Taxis, water taxis and rideshare services (such as Uber, Ola and Taxify) are a convenient way to get to Lavendar Bay especially for our Sunrise Kayaks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What if I haven’t kayaked before?

Our kayak tours and social paddles and a great way to experience kayaking for the first time. Kayak Guides will brief you on safety and demonstrate the best paddling techniques, ensuring you have a great time out on the harbour. Let us know if you are a ‘newbie’ on the paddle questionnaire, so we can give you all the pro tips before you hit the water.

What do I need to bring?

Just like a trip to the beach you will need sunscreen, water, hat, sunglasses and comfortable kayaking clothes that you don’t mind getting a little wet from paddle splash.

Thongs/flip flops are ok in the kayak, but water shoes are highly recommended to protect you from oyster shells on the beach.

Do you have double kayaks?

We use single kayaks which are extremely stable, comfortable and great for both beginners and experienced paddlers.

Never fear, if you fall behind or get tired, our guides will happily give you a rest by towing you along behind their kayaks. (This option is great for kids, although adults have been known to take us up on the offer too!).

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