Outdoor Education Journeys

October 2023 Announcement

Canoe the Riverland is excited to announce a merger with Canoe the Coorong to make us bigger and better!

More kayaks – more guides – more options!

For all school camp enquiries, please contact:

Phone: +61 424 826 008

Email: canoethecoorong@gmail.com

Paddling Journeys for Years 10-12. Includes SACE Stages 1 & 2

We share our local knowledge of the Environment and can assist students with:

  • 2020 SACE assessments relating to Natural Environments
  • Sustainability strategies such as indigenous and scientific perspectives

Between Renmark and the NSW/Vic border is an endless collage of connecting creeks and lagoons that the best possible paddling experience, including circular routes, natural environments, free campsite options and contingency plans.

The creeks provide route flexibility and protection from adverse weather.

Popular months book fast, so contact us as early as possible to secure your preferred dates.

Sample Camp

Day 1 – Introduction  I Packing I Paddle to first campsite commencing roster of leaders and navigation  I  Set up camp  I  Student cooking  I  Introduction to the Environment

Day 2 – Decamp  Skills I Paddle to WWII Internment Camp  Navigation & leadership to second campsite  I Set up camp  I Student cooking I  Evening activities

Day 3 –  Decamp  I  Navigation & Leadership to Base  Packing & cleaning  I  Depart midday

About Us

Our guides are fully qualified kayak and canoe instructors meeting Dept for Education requirements.

We produce and maintain the official maps of Ral Ral & Chowilla waterways.

Canoes and kayaks for over 100 people.

Canoe the Riverland’s private riverfront property allows:

  • Safe parking for buses | Shuttle-runs for those who choose to start or finish offsite
  • Emergency evacuation procedures including back-up dinghy
  • Multiple routes and quality maps available

Discover our wide range of onsite camping facilities here.


Our school just LOVED our time spent with Canoe the Riverland. Being an Outdoor Education teacher at a small school I personally appreciated their willingness to discuss and answer all of my questions and support us to provide our students with a safe, educational and fun experience that they will remember for years to come.

Jim and Ruth’s knowledge, genuine concern and love for the area in which they live and work is incredible. They shared their insights in a thought provoking and engaging manner giving our students a greater appreciation for the fish and bird life of the area, environmental sustainability as well as fascinating  historical information.

There is no doubt that their leadership deepened the experience for both myself as a staff member and our students. 

Lorinda Wishart HCCS, 2019

Unley High School look forward to camps and excursions every year with Canoe the Riverland. Owners Ruth and Jim are always organised and accommodating to our needs in running kayaking camps for our Outdoor Education students. Not only do Ruth and Jim provide high quality equipment for our students, they are both highly skilled educators and paddlers. They compliment our programs and add value to our students’ experiences and learning by providing quality environmental education. Their local knowledge of the river environment and conditions is also important for the planning and safety of our paddling trips. Their location is also super convenient, allowing direct access to the river for easy group management.

Angie Treloar, 2019