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History of C-Kayak Australia

C-Kayak Australia started off as a kayak tour business called Southern Adventures. Southern Adventures was established in 2001 by two individuals whose love for the sport necessitated the transition from recreational hobby to full-time guided tours business.

From humble beginnings Southern Adventures, in a relatively short period of time, built up a reputation for delivering outstanding customer service and real value for money.

In 2003 the owners of Southern Adventures, in response to customer demand, opened up the retail side of the business, C-Kayak Australia Pty Ltd, and were now able to offer the same expert advice, quality service and value for money whether you were wanting to tour, hire or purchase your own kayak.

The retail side of the business grew and within a few years had to be relocated from Ettalong to bigger premises in West Gosford where it currently resides, easily accessible to Central Coast locals as well as people travelling from Newcastle or Sydney.

In 2007, after taking more than 300 tours and around 4 500 happy tour customers, the tour business was sold to Ocean Planet so that C-Kayak could focus purely on servicing their retail customers.

In 2008 we opened our Sydney store in Taren Point, in 2009 our Sunshine Coast store in Warana and in 2010 our Gold Coast store in West Burleigh, our Newcastle store in Belmont North and our Canberra Store in Fyshwick, each offering the same wide range of quality products at exceptional prices, and backed with outstanding service.

The result is C-Kayak Australia as it stands today, a 100% focused kayak retail specialist chain, bringing you the best range of quality kayaks at the best possible prices.

Our Mission
Through constantly sourcing the best kayaking products at the best possible prices and through excellent customer service and advice we strive to create and retain happy paddlers and through this process become recognised as the most successful privately owned kayaking establishment in Australia.


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Click here for directions to our massive Kayak Warehouse in Gosford and other kayak stores in Sydney, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Canberra and Sunshine Coast.

Who We Are
Kayak Sales
Our stores are run not by salesmen but rather experienced, Australia Canoeing qualified kayak instructors and enthusiastic paddlers.

But enough about us, our primary focus is on YOU the customer, and your paddling needs.

We make it our business to fully understand your needs, experience and budget so that we can give you the best possible service and advice. We consider ourselves not so much a retail outlet, but rather a specialist kayak service provider.

We also go to great lengths to source the best possible kayaks and accessories available in the world today, at the best possible prices. For this reason our product mix is constantly changing and improving as new technologies and developments take place in the kayak industry.

The pictures below were taken at our last "board meeting" using spare kayaks and paddles from our Gosford Warehouse. Click here to see what we choose to paddle in our own time.

C-Kayak Team
The Team (as at October 2011)
Below is the current team including new recruits Dylan & Geoff

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Mellaney Colenbrander (Distribution)

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Zane Daley (Gosford)

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Steve Hargrave (Sydney)

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Cindy Williams (Canberra)

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Eric Pearson (Gold Coast)

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Dylan Penhall (Newcastle)

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Sirkka Luke (Sunshine Coast)

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Andrew Gray (Melbourne)

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Geoff Neal (Adelaide)

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Pete Fitzgerald (Byron Bay)

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Lance Maidment (Transportation)

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Daniel Spiteri (Warehouse)

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Anton Colenbrander (Wholesale)

What we Choose to Paddle

Sirkka - Cobra Tourer with Swift Paddle

Eric - Prijon Prilite Marlin with Scorpio Fibre Paddle

Dylan - Hurricane Tracer (skeg) with Scorpio Carbon Paddle

Zane - Hurricane Phoenix 140 FX with Prijon Stream Paddle

Pete - Cobra Tourer with Scorpio Crank-shaft Paddle

Cindy - Hurricane Tracer with Swift Paddle

Andrew - Cobra Tourer with Scorpio Wing Paddle

Lance - Prijon Seayak 520 HV with Swift Paddle

Daniel - Barracuda Beachcomber with Robson Formula Paddle

Mell - Prijon Prilite Marlin with Robson Zephyr Crank-shaft Paddle

Anton - Prijon Seayak 520 HV with Swift Paddle

Geoff - Prijon Seayak 520 HV with Scorpio wing Paddle

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