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Sydney Rivers Canoe Hire

Connect - Explore - Challenge

Canoes & Kayaks

Celebrate the Long Weekend with a local adventure

Two kayaks rest in the water at the edge of the Cooks River in Sydney.  The kayaks are bright orange. The sky is blue and reflected in the rippling surface of the river. The river bank has Mangrove trees.

Close to the city but you feel far away.

You will be amazed by how much there is to learn, explore and discover on Wolli Creek, Cooks River and around Rodd Point.

"Had a fun hour on the water with my 2 kids...  I've never stepped foot in a canoe or kayak before, but felt confident with the instructions provided. Only takes minutes to get away from the high rises and along the river, some very peaceful places to see. Looking forward to trying it out again!"

Simone, Wolli Creek.

We are:


  • Use the best local suppliers

  • Give 5% of every hire to local schools

  • Give 5% of every hire to support river restoration

Why Choose a Canoe:

  • Safer with kids

  • A great family activity

  • An easy relaxed date

  • Easier for two people

  • Will carry your family in 1 boat

  • Pet friendly

  • Better visibility

  • Better value

Why Choose a Kayak:

  • Easier for 1 person

  • Sleeker and faster

  • More adventurous

Kids and Dogs

Hired two canoes for the four of us and raced each other up the Cooks River. Our 9 year old enjoyed scooping up rubbish whilst the dog jumped in to swim between the canoes. Lovely at high tide. Stopped at Steel Park for a picnic. The water-proof bag provided for our phones was a great idea. Canoes were nice and stable. Easy to book and pay.

Steve, Strathfield

The great thing about canoes is that, subject to weight and age restrictions, you can fit a whole 2 + 2 family in one boat. Our NSW made Bushranger canoes are super stable, comfortable and spacious. The most affordable way to get out on the water. An amazing Family Holiday activity.

Canoes and Kayaks come with paddles, lifejackets, sunscreen, hats, rain coats, water proof satchel and phone protector. We provide instructions for your adventure and challenges to make this an outing to be remembered. Focus on your wellness, health and fitness on the peaceful Cooks River.

We also have super stable single enclosed Barra kayaks for paddling solo, or in groups, or to add alongside a canoe for those extra kids, or third wheels.

Check our FAQ page for answers to other common questions.

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Get calm, get connected, get fit.

TAke your mates on our canoe and kayak adventure.
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Pre-book, at your time, for as long as you like for one or 20 canoes.
We can add hampers and picnic blankets.
We know canoes are everyone's favourite so that's what we have.  They are easy, SAFE, stable.
Our boats and paddles are all made in NSW and all other equipment is sourced as sustainably as possible.

A father and son paddle a canoe on the beautiful Cooks River. Wellness, Health and Fitness.

Canoes and Kayaks. 1 Hour or 1 Day.
Or take a one-way trip with a return shuttle.

Starting at $25 per hr

A safe take away inflatable canoes and perfect for family holiday activities.


Starting from $100

Group paddles are great way to connect with your mates. Perfect for wellness, health and fitness.

Picnic hampers, Special trips, Birthday parties and Corporate days

Everything for dates, groups, teams and celebrations of every kind


Everything we do at Sydney Rivers Canoe Hire is geared to give you a unique Sydney experience. The following are just a few of the features we provide to ensure a great river experience.

A family canoes on a river. There are adults and kids in the canoe.


A father paddles a canoe behind a child paddlign a kayak.


A canoe and a kayak float at the edge of a river.


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Departures, St George Rowing Club, Wolli Creek.


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