Kayaks & Things

by Rod

In the Beginning

Kayaksnthings started as a blog in 2009. Since then I have used this website to inform fellow paddlers about the possibilities of kayaking around Mackay and further afield. This extends from our flat water dam and weir trips, to our white water pursuits and of course our sea kayaking adventures.

If you dig deep into the trips tab, you will find variety of posts of all sorts of adventures and I have split these past trips in three major types.

  • Flat water trips
  • White water trips
  • Sea trips

You can use these to help plan your own adventures. Trips is a fairly loose term we use to describe any of our paddles from a half hour paddle to a full on 7 day expedition which could cover a 100kilometers or more. In most of my post I have included maps. the best river heights or tide conditions to help you plan a trip. You will also find plenty of photos and the odd video.

Blog to Business

Kayaksnthings has now become a retail business. We have 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 also has a dealer in Noosa for southern Queensland and one in Townsville for far north Queensland.

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 will only be open by appointment at first and appointment 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.

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.

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.