‘young at heart’ Kayak program – batemans bay


Kayak Skills and games!

Join the kayaking community, upskill and have fun!

Wildlife Encounters

Finding amazing animals is a highlight in this program.


This is a ‘Discovery’ program for novice adult kayakers, pitched at seniors.

Experience Overview

Location: Batemans bay

Duration: 6 x 3hrs 

Package Includes

  • A new adventure every week
  • six exciting sessions 
  • Qualified instructors

    Features & Highlights

    • Perfect for beginners!
    • Learn kayaking skills
    • Make new friends

    learn the art of kayaking and head out to explore the nsw south coast

    (we know you’ve always wanted to!)

    The Region X ‘Young at Heart’ Paddle Program is a guided kayak development program designed for seniors to encourage social engagement, build paddle skills and increase physical coordination.

    Have you ever felt a desire to get on the water in the beautiful waterways that surround us here in the Eurobodalla?

    Now is your chance, with our launch of the “Young at heart” Paddle program, Region X trip leader Garran has designed a 6 week paddle program based around encouraging participation for new paddlers and seniors.

    the program

    For 2024 we have this program commencing on:

    Monday 19th Feb & Tuesday 23rd April

    This program overview below is subject to change, should be viewed as a guideline only.

    WEEK 1

    • Welcome to students and introductions
    • “Meet the Fleet” of colourful, comfy sit-on-top kayaks
    • Introduction to equipment, basic strokes
    • ‘Reading the Conditions’ Fundamentals
    • Identifying dangers
    • Cruisy estuary paddle

    WEEK 2

    • Glass Bottom Kayak Tour, Cullendulla Nature Reserve, Batemans Bay

    WEEK 3

    • Introduction to sea kayaking
    • Kayak rescues (bring your wetsuit!)
    • Capsize drills
    • Buddy and Swimmer Rescue Scenarios

    WEEK 4

    WEEK 5

    • Yaragee to Moruya River Kayak 

    WEEK 6

    • Half Day Sea Kayak Tour, Batemans Bay area
    Region X Glass Bottom Kayak Tour, Batemans Bay Family Activity
    Region X Oyster Tasting Kayak Tour Batemans Bay
    Mossy boat ramp cafe


    • Clothes you’re happy to get wet (activewear)
    • A wetsuit is recommended
    • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)
    • A warm layer and a beanie in colder months
    • Water shoes, or old sneakers
    • A bottle of water
    • A towel for after


    • All the kayaking equipment required
    • Qualified Kayak Instructors
    • Splash jackets
    • A Certification of Completion
    • Light refreshments
    • A digital photo album of your experience

    What is Ecotourism? By choosing this Ecotourism Experience you are making a conscious decision to reduce impact by promoting sustainable travel that benefits local communities, culture, and heritage and ultimately the environment.


    Do you have questions or would like to make an enquiry?

    Call us on 1300 001 060 or fill out the form below