Kayaks & Things

by Rod

Our Retail Business

Kayaksnthings is a retail business selling a variety of kayaks and things. These things are growing in number from paddles, PFD’s, spraydecks, safety gear, accessories and the list goes on. We are proud to  joined forces with Marage Sea kayaks to become a dealer for Mirage Sea Kayaks here in Central to North Queensland. Our area extends from Gladstone in the south to Bowen in the north and out west. Mirage kayaks are a high quality Australian made product, ready for a variety of environments from the recreational paddler right through to the serious Expedition style paddler.

New Mirage Sea Kayaks ready to DemoMirage kayaks on display

Our shop is at 63 Malcomson Street North Mackay. Opp. the drive way into Pioneer Swimming Pool car park and behind the Shed Company. We are open by appointment only and appointments can be made by  ringing me on 0408 776 405. Ring me to arrange to meet me at the shop or a time and place for a demo on the water. I will have demo kayaks available to try in a variety of colours, models and set ups and we can also discuss options that can be fitted to the kayaks. Having kayaks available to sit in and paddle should make choosing a kayak a lot easier than ordering one through the internet.

Arrange a Demo

Mirage 582 Sea Kayak-2Jim having a demo in the Mirage 582 Sea Kayak

Would you like to try a new Mirage kayak out for yourself. Be like Jim and for a minimal fee you could have a private demo either in the fresh water at Balnagowan or in the Harbour Marina. If you go ahead and purchase a kayak the demo fee will be discounted from your purchace price. Included in your demo will be a free hour lesson on how to paddle your  kayak.

Social Paddles

150816 Pioneer River-16Washing down the kayaks after one of our social paddles

We arrange regular social paddles where a group of us go out for a couple hours to paddle our favourite spots. These include the Newry Island group, around Cape Hillsborough, Shoal Point, Slade Point, The Harbour, Flat Top and Round Top Islands and others further south. You can bring along your own kayak or sit on top, or arrange to have a paddle of one the Mirage kayaks. We usually go out for 2 – 4 hours on a Sunday morning and take some snacks with us to have on a beach or on a sand bar. You can have a chat to our regular experience paddlers, they are always willing to pass on their knowledge. Check out the Future Trips Page or the Face Book Page to find out future trips/paddles. If you use Face Book, please like our page, we are regularly posting new and interesting things about all sorts of kayaking subjects.

Still on the social note, you can also sign up for the Kayaksnthings Newsletter. Just click on the sign up form at the top of the right hand column and fill in your first name and email address. It is that easy.

150711 Flat Top Island-14On one of our trips to Flat Top Island

Rent a Mirage Kayak.

If you would like to rent a Mirage kayak for a day, a weekend or a week you will be able to arrange that as well. As our fleet grows we will have more kayaks available, but at the beginning kayaks are limited and first in best dress. Maybe you don’t have room to store a kayak and if you are only going to use a kayak a couple times a year for that camping trip renting might be an option for you. Imagine rather a plastic sit on top, you could have a new Mirage Kayak for your camping holiday and each holiday have a different colour or design.

150816 Pioneer River-11

I am very proud to be associated with Mirage Sea Kayaks an Australian Company manufacturing a genuine Australian product. To find out more about the Mirage Sea kayaks follow this Link.