Cairns Kayaking
Cairns Kayaking
Cairns Kayaking
Cairns and it's surrounding region has the highest average rainfalls in the country, with a wet season spanning November to March. During these months, the mountainous back drop, forces the rain to fall onto the hinterland just west of the area. Overnight down pours of 200 to 300mm are not uncommon. From here, some spectacular rivers form and carve their way to the sea through the Great Dividing Range.
Some of the larger rivers run all year round. The paddling around Cairns can vary from afternoon runs to 5 day camping trips, 1 in 10 grade V+ steep creeks to leisurely grade II river runs. There are still creeks and rivers here yet to be paddled.

Always clean up and respect our delicate environment. Leave only a ripple, & take nothing but photos.
We hope to see you on a river soon.
The Barron River Crew
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  • NEWS & Upcoming events
    Monsoon Madness 2013
    This Saturday on the Barron River, Cairns

    Just look for all the cars halfway between lake placid and the power station
    Entries are open, click here.
    Payments can be made via our online store tab
    Tshirts will be for sale this year and we are currently taking pre orders. We will only be printing a limited number of shirts so get in early and make sure you dont miss out on one.
    For more information on the event please go the monsoon madness page


    2012/2013 memberships

    Its that time of year again, anyone wanting to be part of the club or particpate in any of the club activities this year, including monsoon madness, and the canoe polo needs to sign up now. Just go to the membership page or our online store page, select your membership type and follow the links. Payment can be made by online bank transfer and the completed Qld canoeing membership form can then be posted to the club. It is a requirment of Qld Canoeing that anyone participating in club events or competitions be a member of Qld Canoeing for insurance purposes. They do allow 3 trial memberships as a once of however once they have been used you must then join.

    Face book page

    The Cairns Kayak Club has a new facebook page up and running, this page is for club members and local paddlers wishing to become invovled. It will be used to keep you up to date with up coming events and to organise social paddles, trips etc. Click on the link below to check it out and keep up to date with what is going on.

    Cairns kayaking facebook page


    Canoe polo

    The wheels are in motion now and we aim to have our first canoe polo night within a couple of weeks. We will have all of the details posted both here and on our facebook page as soon as they are finalised.

    Beginner trainning days

    All you beginners out there, grab your gear and come on down to lake placid on any of the following dates to join in on some beginners classes. we will also be running some intermediate river running classes and beginner freestyle class on these days - time and numbers permiting. For mor up to date information check out our face book page

    All classes are free for members, or $25 for non members (you may only attend 3 courses before you have to join the club)

    Beginner trainning days - Lake Placid - 2pm
    dates TBA

    Swift water training days - Lake placid - 10am (all paddlers, no mater your skill level are encourage to come along to this)
    dates TBA


    Club Camping weekend and intermediate training session on the tully - all levels of experience welcome (providing water is back on)
    dates TBA


    The sponsors for Monsoon Madness 2012.
    For kayak sales and hire.
    Talk to Mark and the crew at Adventure Equipment Cairns.
    133 Grafton Street Cairns City
    Phone +61 7 40 312669
     

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