Experience the wonders of the breathtaking Wollemi National Park from the peaceful perspective of a stable kayak gliding on the pristine waters of the Cudgegong River.
Dunns Swamp, or Ganguddy as it is known to local Wiradjuri Aboriginal people, is a beautiful, serene waterway created when Kandos weir was built in the late 1920s. Winding for 5km through striking rock formations, stunning sandstone gorges and picturesque woodlands, the best way to appreciate the unique natural beauty of this place is from the water.
This is one of the state’s cleanest waterways. Wildlife you may encounter during your paddle includes wallabies, purple swamphens, lyrebirds, shy long-necked turtles and you might even glimpse a platypus.
Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area, the park is home to a rich variety of wildlife (with an amazing 235 recorded species of birds), over 40 species of rare plants (including the recently discovered 'living fossil', the Wollemi Pine) and an awe-inspiring array of geological features, such as the remarkable pagoda rock formations.
Join experienced, professional guides for kayak tours to learn about the fascinating historical and natural significance of the area: How did Wiradjuri people live here before the arrival of Europeans? What is the amazing story behind the building of the weir? Who built it, and why was it built? Who was the Lady Bushranger who frequented the area and how did she evade capture at Dunns Swamp?
Tours from $50 per person. Kayak hire is also available for you to enjoy exploring the area for yourself at your own pace. Single kayaks - $30 per hour per boat or $50 for two hours. Double kayaks - $35 per hour per boat or $60 for 2 hours. Double seakayak, with rudder (as used on tours) - $40 per hour per boat or $70 for 2 hours.
All prices include hire of boat, paddle and safety equipment, pre-paddle safety briefing, map and paddling instruction. For bookings and enquiries we can be reached at the swamp on 0439 936 480. We can accept booking and payment beforehand via direct bank deposit or credit card, however as there is no internet at the swamp, onsite payments are by cash only.
Operating on school holidays and peak periods during the warmer months. Kayaking at Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp). Guided tours + kayak hire operates every day over NSW School Holidays from 17 December to 29 January and duration is 2-2.5 hours. Tours will also run on selected dates + at selected times from 29 January through to 25 April.
Kayak Tours and Hire available daily. Kayak Tours depart at 09:00am daily - duration 2.5 hours - $50 per person. Double kayak hire from $35 per boat per hour.