With the sunshine beating down, no wind and the ocean as still as a lake it was the perfect day to hit the water and tick off a long awaited item on my travel bucket list…ocean kayaking in Byron Bay!

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Stoked As!

Now I’ve visited Byron a lot over the years and I’ve had two long term stints here, yet for some reason or another I’ve never got round to actually kayaking…it’s one of those “I’ll do it tomorrow” moments and tomorrow never actually got planned!

Having watched the kayaking tours from the beach and the lineup whilst surfing I knew it had to be scheduled into my current trip to the Bay and with the winter sunshine and lack of swell I took the opportunity to team up with the guys from Cape Byron Kayaks and hit the water alongside some of my buddies Erinn and Lorena who were down to visit…any excuse to kick start some organisation hey!?

With gorgeous sunshine and near perfect weather I was stoked that I did too as we paddled around Cape Byron towards the most Easterly Point of mainland Australia – an alternative view of one of my favourite hiking spots – and were promptly joined by a huge pod of feeding dolphins over at Wategos Beach.

Chilling on the ocean and watching these beautiful creatures cruise beneath us and show off with some aerial displays was the perfect way to start the weekend and I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner!


Better late than never though!

We finished the morning off with some hot chocolate and generous serving of Tim Tams on the beach after surfing our kayaks back to shore – which was heaps of fun…it’s a different ball game when there’s a bit of swell in the bay though so watch out!

Anyway watch the video at the top of the post – it’s much more fun than me rambling on!

If you find yourself in Byron Bay on your Australia adventure hit up the guys from Cape Byron Kayaks and they’ll show you around this epic coastline – they offer two tours per day (weather permitting) at $69AUD (approx £35) and it’s an amazing way to get up close and personal with some of the epic marine life in the area!

 

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**PLEASE NOTE – I received a complimentary kayaking trip from the guys at Cape Byron Kayaks, but rest assured all opinions are honest and my own*

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