Riverside Ramble

Paddle & Pastoral Tales of the Murray

Riverside Ramble

Paddle & Pastoral Tales of the Murray

Quick details

Tour length and difficulty: Easy paddling experience approx 8km

We supply: Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, intro to kayaking tutorial, safety briefing and professional guide/s.

Meeting point: Meet us at the carpark at the end of Tantham Rd, South Yunderup. (Same carpark as Jetty's Bar & Grill)

The tour ends at the same point after approximately 3 hours.

Time: 8.15am start, 11.30pm finish approx (Please allow extra time if possible)

Availability: Our River Ramble tour is available on selected dates with minimum of 2 people. Other dates are available on request and we can do group bookings. Please note that all bookings will be treated as requests until we are able to confirm availability between all providers before confirming your booking.







Tour Overview

As your Eco Certified Kayaking Guide, we invite you to join us on an immersive exploration of Western Australia's rich history as we paddle through the Riverside Ramble: Paddle & Pastoral Tales of the Murray kayaking tour.

Departing from the scenic South Yunderup launch site, our journey navigates the Murray River, a pristine waterway, the longest permanent river in the Jarrah Forest, and one of few remaining in Australia that remains undammed. Adorned with charming homes, houseboats, and a tapestry of wild flora and fauna, our paddle along the Murray unveils tales of heritage and natural splendor. Venture up to Coolenup Island, where a stop at the Heritage Island site invites a brief walking tour of Cooper's Mill, a beautifully restored wind-driven mill accessible solely by boat.

We then paddle over to Meeyip Island where our quest for wildlife encounters and sightings of the local resident dolphins heightens the thrill of our adventure. The return journey along the Murray presents ample opportunities to marvel at the area's diverse wildlife and tranquil scenery, reflecting on a bygone era.

Join us for a day of discovery and immersion in the storied past and natural splendor along the magnificent Murray River.

Tour Inclusions

  • A 3hr guided kayaking tour with a certified Eco Guide.

  • All kayaking equipment is provided including: kayak, paddle, safety gear and waterproof storage bag for your belongings.

  • Full safety brief and basic paddling instructions before the tour commences.

  • Carefully curated stories of history, local charm and natural beauty.

  • Morning Tea of fruit, muffins and tea.

  • Photos of your adventure, which will be shared via a link to a Google Drive file. Some may be posted on our socials.

What to Bring

  • Waterproof walking shoes, and weather appropriate clothing/protection.

  • Bottle of Water.

  • Waterproof bag is handy to hold your items but not essential. We provide a small bag for keys/phone etc

  • Change of clothing and towel for after the paddling experience.

  • An adventurous mind.

Tour Location

Please allow plenty of travel time getting to your destination. We will meet at the carpark at the end of Tatham Rd, South Yunderup.

Additional Information

Paddle length & difficulty

This is a very gentle paddling experience approx 8kms 

No paddling experience is needed. We provide you a safety briefing and show you how to paddle our very stable sit-on top kayaks.

Toilet & Parking facilities

Toilets are available at Coopers Mill only.

Parking is available at the Jetty's Bar & Grill carpark. I have personally never had issues here but a reminder to never leave valuables in your car.

Is the tour child friendly

Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for participation in a kayak tour is 8 years old. Younger can possibly be catered for in the double kayaks but please get in contact first.

Do the kayaks have weight limits?

Yes. Your safety is important to us therefore we must stick within our equipment carrying capabilities.

Our single Dream Kayaks have a weight limit of 130kg

Our double Dream Kayaks have a weight limit of 210kg

Our kids kayaks have a weight limit of 55kg (8-12yrs)

What happens if it is too windy?

If we need to cancel due to weather conditions (too windy), alternative dates will be offered. If you purchased your tour directly through Down Under Discoveries and there is no suitable alternative date available for a cancelled tour, we are more than happy to arrange a refund for you.

Terms & Conditions

A friendly reminder to please make sure you have read the Terms & Conditions prior to booking, especially in regards to my Cancellation Policy. These policies are made for a reason and negative feedback in regards to a dispute with my policies will not be tolerated.