Kayaking on the Murray

Kanyapella Safari

Tour operated by: River Country Adventours

Address: 13 Mackie Street, Kyabram, Victoria 3620

Phone: 03 5852 2736  |  Mobile: 0428 585 227  |  Fax: 03 5853 1133  

Email: info@adventours.com.au
Web: adventours.com.au

The River Country Adventours Kanyapella Safari begins at Wyuna, just over two hours due north from Melbourne at the Wyuna campsite.

Paddling slowly with the gentle current towards Yambuna Bridge. Taking your own lunches which can be enjoyed on a remote shady sandbar along the way. The tents and camp will be completely set up, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the pristine surrounds, do a spot of fishing or just relax in the bush listening to all the birds.

On day two they will get you going and back on the canoes down the river. The camp is dismantled and erected again further down stream.

On day three, taking your own lunches, you paddle off downstream on the last leg of the journey. The river flows through the southern section of the Barmah Forest, a natural habitat for many species of water and forest birds. The safari concludes at Stewart's Bridge in Kanyapella and your vehicles will be shuttled to the finish.

All you need to bring is the sleeping bag or doonas, something to sleep on, a pillow, food and refreshments for the camp and safaris and a sense of adventure.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Fishing gear can be hired for an additional $25 per person. Child rate is half price with parent. Catering $15 per person, if required.


Cancellation and booking policy

A 20 per cent deposit on booking. Full refund on cancellation 10 or more days before tour. Less than 10 days, loss of deposit. Balance due on arrival.

Tour starting location

Wyuna Campsite

Mode of transport

  • Canoe
  • Kayak
  • Self Drive


  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking


  • Boat
  • Other
  • Sports


  • Guide


  • English

River Country Adventours was formed in the early 1990's and has become one of the best tourism experiences in the State and a leader in adventure tourism.

River Country Adventours have canoes for hire and safari along most sections of the Goulburn and Murray Rivers with camping and self-guided canoeing from two to eight days catered for.

In addition to canoeing, River Country Adventours have coach tours including winery and eco tours. They can also arrange for special flight tours to places of interest within Australia, such as Lake Eyre, Birdsville and Ceduna where you can go whale watching.

The different types of tours they offer are the Half Day Canoe Safari which is available from Seymour, Nagambie, Shepparton, Wyuna, Barmah and Echuca along the Murray River.

There is a Full Day Canoe Safari that goes from Seymour to Nagambie, Shepparton, Wyuna, Yambuna, Barmah and Echuca along the Murray River.

Their most popular tour is doing the Adventurous Getaway which involves bush camping and two safaris. It also includes a completely set up camp as well as transport, fishing gear and an industrial toilet. Kids under 12 are half price when travelling with parents.

The Kanyapella Safari is a three day ultimate canoeing adventure and has camps set up along the way, driver shuttle. The tour needs a minimum of four people for it to operate. Only available during the week, not on the weekends.

Then lastly there is the Self Guided Canoe Safari available on the Upper and Lower Goulburn River and also on the Murray. A wide range of safaris are available from two days through to seven days.

Visit the website or email River Country Adventours for more information.

Opening hours

Open daylight hours every day except Christmas Day, December 25th.

Monday to Sunday
8:00am -6:00pm


  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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