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Kayaking the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is famous for its pristine beaches, sophisticated sky-scrappers, and theme parks. However, there is so much more to it. From the hinterlands to its waterways, it will amaze you with its breathtaking landscapes. An excellent way to explore the Gold Coast to its fullest is by kayak. Environmentally friendly, health-improver, and easy-to-do, kayaking will give you the benefits of exploring the Gold Coast’s hidden gems, whilst giving you the satisfaction of reaching these secluded destinations on your own. And the best of all, you get to be in direct contact with nature throughout the journey.

A great company to kayak around the Gold Coast is Seaway Kayaking Tours. They offer a great variety of kayaking tours throughout the city aimed at allowing their customers to explore these so mentioned hidden treasures.

One of the places to visit is Hinze Dam. Buried in the Gold Coast hinterlands, this majestic place is a must. There is no better way to explore the dam than to paddle along the city’s main drinking water supply, being able to experience its peacefulness and greatness from within. Seaway Kayaking Tours and their Hinze Dam Adventure tour allows you to do so.

Running from the Springbrook Plateau all the way to the southern slopes of Burleigh Head National Park, leading to the Pacific Ocean, you can find the beautiful mangrove landscapes of Tallebudgera Creek, another stunning Gold Coast gem. Famous for its fishing, there is no better way to explore this creek than kayaking, and you can also do so with Seaway Kayaking Tours and their 3 Adventures in 1 Day tour.

Towards the North of the city, the Gold Coast Broadwater represents a must for kayaking aficionados. With a large community of dolphins living around it, stingrays, soldier craps, pelicans, among other beautiful fauna, paddling along the Broadwater allows you to become a part of nature, and experience the Gold Coast from a different perspective, escaping the hustle and bustle of the city.

About a 40-minute paddle from Marine Parade, Biggera Waters, you can reach South Stradbroke Island. Home to the iconic Golden Wallaby, South Straddie is one of the world’s purest and largest sand Islands with 22 Kms of beautiful pristine white sand beach, without a doubt one of the Gold Coast’s hidden gem.

Finally, Wave Break Island represents an incredible destination for first-time kayakers. Only a 15-20 minute paddle, this stunning man-made Island was built to protect the western shore and is now home to many iconic Australian animals. From this Island you can admire a unique view of Gold Coast city. The Quick Escape, Paradise Break and Chill-Out tours from Seaway Kayaking Tours are designed to explore the Broadwater and its Islands to their fullest. They also offer kayak rentals on the area.

In conclusion, if you are a local or a tourist and have not kayak around the Gold Coast yet, do not wait any longer, it will most certainly be a thrilling and unique
experience.

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We are proud to be rated as the #1 kayaking and snorkeling company of The Gold Coast on the world’s largest Travel Site Tripadvisor. This ranking means for us not just a huge achievement but also, it means the result of an impeccable customer service and excellent teamwork inside our company.

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What are the benefits of Kayaking?

Few exercises provide the entertainment range of kayaking. One minute, you’re gliding through the water as you admire the tranquility of your surroundings – the next minute, you’re zipping down a set of rapids. But kayaking isn’t just a way to create variation in your workout. This water sport has a number of benefits that can greatly improve your overall health.

 

 

Strength – Inside and Out

The website Better Health Channel notes that kayaking can elevate your cardiovascular health and strengthen a number of major muscle groups throughout your body. While kayaking provides a challenging upper-body workout, it’s also suitable for your lower body. It’s possible to navigate the boat through leg movements, which keeps your entire body active during the activity.

Overall Health Improvement

Kayaking provides an aerobic workout, which should be a key part of your weekly fitness routine. General benefits of all forms of aerobic exercise include increased endurance, improved heart health, better regulation of cholesterol levels, blood sugar control, lower blood pressure and better lung strength, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

A Clear, Happy Mind

Exercises such as kayaking play an integral role in the improvement of your mental health. Aerobic exercise, notes Harvard Health Publications, triggers the release of brain chemicals that can quickly improve your mood. If you’re depressed, stressed or just need to clear your mind from the hectic nature of your day, paddling a kayak can provide a relaxing workout. The physical benefits you receive through this workout can also lead to higher self-esteem.

Building a Fitter Body

Many people seek exercises that can burn enough calories to aid in weight loss. If you have access to a kayak, the proper equipment and a body of water, this activity can play a role as you burn fat to build a slimmer physique. Harvard Health Publications reports that in 30 minutes of kayaking, a 185-pound person burns about 222 calories. This calorie burn is lower than many forms of exercise, but over the course of a long excursion, it’s easy to burn more than 1,000 calories.

Come and enjoy The Gold Coast from a different perspective!

Full Moon Tour, the adventure that starts when the sun disappears !

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