• Gang Gang Cockatoos - Wollemi NP

  • Dunns Swamp (Ganguddy) - Wollemi National Park

  • Male Musk Dusk - Wollemi National Park

  • Cattai Creek - Upper Hawkesbury

  • Paddling Dunns Swamp (Ganguddy)

Why paddle with Southern Cross Kayaking? We are kayaking specialists! It's what we do and we're good at it!

That’s not just us blowing our own trumpets, see what clients have said about us. Visitors tell us that of all the ways to experience the Wollemi National Park kayaking is one of the best.

We’re excited to announce that Southern Cross Kayaking achieved Finalist status in the Central NSW Tourism district in the 2015 Inland Tourism Awards for our Wollemi National Park kayaking operation at Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp).

Ecotourism LogoWe were nominated in the Ecotourism category, which recognises ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that foster environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.

We have a long connection with Ganguddy and have been offering guided tours and kayak hire there since 2012. We don’t know of anywhere else like Ganguddy; the pristine water of the winding Cudgegong River, spectacular pagoda rock formations, rare native flora and wildlife make for incredible paddling and we love being able to provide the means for people to experience that.

Wollemi National Park kayaking is a great way to access nature and natural areas and our presence at Ganguddy helps to raise environmental awareness and respect for this special place. Our business is also unique in that we operate at Ganguddy without mains power – entirely ‘off-the-grid’. It’s taken a while to find the best ways to operate without the use of mains power while still offering a level of customer service expected by our clients. We’ve worked hard to establish a sustainable kayaking operation in the Wollemi National Park and it’s fantastic to be recognised for that work with Award.

We’d like to thank all of our clients and everyone who has supported us over the past few years.


Your safety and enjoyment are our priorities in any kayaking activity we undertake together.

We haven’t skimped on equipment. We use only current, quality gear chosen for it’s suitability for our activities – not it’s price.

We want your paddling experience with us to be safe, enjoyable and comfortable.

We offer paddling opportunities in areas of natural beauty and historical significance.

We keep our groups small so you enjoy a more personal service, more supervised instruction and a friendly atmosphere.

We have worked with National and State regulators to comply with the most up to date standards of staff training, operations, equipment, safety management and best industry practice.

Our Objectives:

• Introduce the benefits of paddle sports as a means of passive recreation and unique method of access to the natural environment.

• Provide a safe, enjoyable and informative outdoor experience.

• Promote and inspire responsible outdoor travel and recreation.

• Build awareness, appreciation and respect for our natural and cultural heritage.

• Ensure sensible, environmentally considerate use of all the areas in which tours occur.

What we do:

Kayak Tours

Wollemi National Park Kayak Hire

Paddling Tuition