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The Bays...

Port Philip Bay. - Sandringham, St Kilda, Mornington and Sorrento
Surrounded by beach front cafes, secluded beaches and cliff features, filled with a profusion of wildlife (penguins, dolphins and seals), wetlands and many sites of historical significance (including half submerged warships and submarines), it is easy to overlook as it is so close the heart of Melbourne.  Once out on the bay and away from the city bustle, the sea kayaker can escape from it all and discover a new world. The penguin rookery at St. Kilda is a two minute paddle from busy Fitzroy St at dusk.

 

Westernport Bay.
Bounded by the Mornington Peninsular and Philip Is. with French Is as its "jewel in the crown" this body of water provides one of the best opportunities to come close to nature. Renowned for its wetlands and sensitive ecological features it really is the place where every sea kayaker can silently ..take their memories, photos and NOT leave any footprints..

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Wilson's Promontory - "The Prom".

Wilsons Prom

Wilsons Prom

Located just 200 kms from Melbourne, Wilson's Promontory (affectionately known as "The Prom") is the Mecca of Victorian sea kayaking. White sandy beaches, granite islands, remote camping sites and breathtaking scenery make this one of the best places to indulged yourself in a "get away" adventure. The Prom as a national park of world class status is protected from over development and the so the number of visitors is limited. 

Camp out under the stars, explore secluded rocky coves and spectacular coastal headlands.
Land on white sandy beaches backing onto a green canopy of fern-filled gullies, Banksia woodland and rainforest. With it's multitude of hidden coves, beaches, bays and islands, the Prom is an ideal destination for sea kayakers.
Due to the rugged nature of the coastline and limited land access, sea kayakers are perhaps the only visitors to the park who can experience the coast in all its splendour. Wilson's Promontory National Park or simply "The Prom" has been a favourite getaway for over a 100 years.
The breathtaking and diverse scenery of Wilson's Prom offers the perfect setting to extend any sea kayak instruction or touring program..

Enjoy a day, two days or four full days of sea kayaking while cruising around majestic granite Wilsons Prom (Bennison Is.) islands, remote ocean beaches, exploring numerous coves and bays and experiencing the thrills of sea kayaking the open seas.

For more details of local attractions, accommodation, food and wine festivals and much more visit the Prom Country Tourism    website..Sea Eagle

Meridian Kayak - Tours

Instruction Courses .

Directions on getting to the Prom....


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Hinchinbrook Island, North Queensland.

 

Whitsunday Islands - Qld.;

 

The Surf Coast and the Great Ocean Road. 

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he Great Ocean Road is one the most spectacular destinations in Australia. With the ocean on one side, the rugged Otway Ranges tumbling down to the sea on the other, the road winds its way endlessly past small beachside villages, towering ocean views and deep rain forested gullies. The ocean road by sea kayak is even more breathtaking taking in Torquay and Bells Beach, Lorne, Wye and Kennet River villages.

Apollo Bay and the seal colony at Henty Reef make a sea kayak experience unforgettable.
The Cape Otway lighthouse and secluded beaches along the "shipwreck" coast to the 12 Apostles.
 


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Sea Kayak Video
We have produced a sea kayak video.
To obtain a copy contact us 1300 656 433 . 
OR view it here via YouTube..

 

 

Move the mouse over the image.

Or to see the entire video simply click on this link to Image Link Video Productions http://www.imagelink.net.au/imweb/Meridianvideo.htm

 

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Sea Kayaks and other paddling gear
Meridian Kayak strives to have the very best of sea kayaks in its fleet. From time to time some excellent second hand kayaks and gear becomes available for sale.
Call for details - first come first served!

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Sea Kayaking Links

Meridian Kayak supports many worthwhile organisations in the sea kayaking community. Some are our competitors who we respect and trust to offer a quality experience to their clients. Others are suppliers of sea kayaks and gear, organisations and clubs.
We do strive to keep these URLs up to date. If you have any problems please help out and let us know.

Operators
Enviro issues
Education
Accommodation

Operators

 

Australian Canoe Inc.
is the peak body that sets the standards of quality kayaking and canoeing in Australia.

 

Southern Sea Ventures - FIJI Tours and other remote locations including both polar regions.

 

 Murray Marathon - Red Cross.

 

Hawkesbury Canoe Classic an overnight race of 111 km on the beautiful Hawkesbury River  from Windsor (near the Blue Mtns) to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Victorian Sea Kayak Club  VSKC.

NSW Sea Kayak Club
This club site has many good articles and sea kayak information.

Parks Victoria.  manages a world class network of parks, including national, state and metropolitan parks, marine national parks, many significant cultural assets and Melbourne's bays and waterways.  Contains lots of good information on where to go, attractions, tours, etc. Well worth a visit.

Image Link Pty Ltd . Film and Video Production .
Philip Ashton is a renowned photographer as well as film / video producer. Plus he has built 2 wooden sea kayaks !!   Always willing to help out with tips and advice for the enthusiast.
For any sea kayaking video needs or advice on wooden kayaks give Phil a call. 03 5468 1005 . Fax 03 5468 1747

Jervis Bay Kayak Co.
is a quality sea kayak operator in NSW. Ross Boardman Phone (02)4443 3858

Ocean Planet - Ettalong Beach NSW. and NOW Sydney Harbour
Wayne Langmaid runs a comprehensive sea kayak instruction syllabus as well as retailing a full range of sea kayaks and gear.

Pacific Palms Kayak Tours - Great Lakes Region NSW
Adrian Clayton runs eco touring in this fantastic region of NSW just 3 hours north of Sydney. Phone 02-6554 0079

 


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Environmental Issues

Sustainability concerns and commercial development are always going to draw some degree of debate from all sections of the community.  Sea kayakers tend to be a more eco aware group.  These links are not a reflection of my own sympathies and opinions.  However, they are out there and really ought to be visited in the aim of educated and informed debate.   I'm sure many people already have a good idea of where I stand on most environmental issues...

Coastcare
is involved with initiatives that care for our coastlines. It contains a lot of good information about what can be done to protect and enhance our coasts and how volunteers can contribute.

Anderson Inlet and the Tarwin River - Proposed urban developments at Venus Bay and Mahers Landing.  The arguments against are set out at www.venusbaywetlands.com   If anyone knows of a site that has the for argument please let us know so we can list it here. 

Outdoor and Education.
Some useful links to education, conservation and other items of interest.

Coastcare
is involved with initiatives that care for our coastlines. It contains a lot of good information about what can be done to protect and enhance our coasts and how volunteers can contribute.

Outdoor Education Association Victoria
The Victorian Outdoor Education Association is the only professional and subject association in Victoria that specialises in supporting teachers and instructors in the conduct of outdoor education in schools and elsewhere.

Accommodation and Attractions Links

Looking for somewhere to stay? We have found many great places to stay. B&B, camping, Farm Stays, Holiday houses,
Again, we do strive to keep these URLS up to date. If you have any problems please help out and let us know.


Hiking Plus - Wilson's Prom..
Check out this website for quality accommodation complete with massages and great hiking around the Prom.

Sabrelyn Park at the "Prom"  A tranquil fully self contained farm style cottage that accommodates up to 9, set in a beautiful rural location with spectacular elevated views over lush farmland to Wilsons Promontory, inlets and ocean.

Prom Accommodation - Wilson's Prom..
This website has a full range of quality accommodation providers around Wilson's Prom.

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Last Updated 1st January 2009