That’s not just us blowing our own trumpets, see what clients have said about us.
We’re also excited to announce that Southern Cross Kayaking has been nominated as a finalist in the Central NSW Tourism district in the 2015 Inland Tourism Awards for our operations at Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp) in the Wollemi National Park.
We have been 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.
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 use solar power for lighting, heating water and to charge a battery unit to charge communications equipment. We’ve worked hard to establish a sustainable operation in the Wollemi and it’s fantastic to be recognised for that work with this nomination in the Inland Tourism Awards.
It‘s great for us to be part of the Awards, and terrific to have the area acknowledged with so many other nominations as well. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our clients and everyone who has supported us over the last few years.
We’re off to Broken Hill for the Awards Ceremony on 25th July, cross your fingers and we’ll keep you posted!
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.
• 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.