We launched our inflatable kayaks at the perilous Cascade Gardens unofficial boat ramp. Although the launch is scary with oysters on rocks, it is such a beautiful spot with all the tall trees hanging over the river – a lovely area to just float.
Coming around the corner, the buildings at Broadbeach came into view – what a beautiful day!
We were soon kayaking past Pacific Fair. The water was still glassy calm.
Then onwards, under the bridge into Broadbeach Waters.
Saw this huge black swan in amongst the houses in the canal… somewhat unexpected!
It was wonderful to kayak into Lake Wonderland and see the mountain backdrop.
We stopped for a little swim at a beautiful sandy park beach near Rumrunner lake. The Advanced Frame inflatable kayak looks glorious laying on the sand.
On the way back, we went past Jupiters casino.
And then, as always, past the Cascade Gardens bat colony. It was a wonderful day out on the inflatable kayaks.
Kayaking on Cascade Gardens to Mermaid Waters
If you want to go kayaking on Cascade Gardens to Mermaid Waters, here are the details:
We launched from the sandy beach at Pacific Park on Oatland Esplanade, Biggera Waters. There is plenty of parking available.
We headed north and entered the Runaway Bay canal system, but you could easily do it the other way around.
You can see our loop on the map below. The canals give you plenty of opportunities to make it a bit longer if you want.
We took about 3.5 hours to do this circuit at a very leisurely pace.
The AdvancedFrame Sport and AdvancedFrame Expedition inflatable kayaks are perfect for us because:
- They are both super comfortable – wonderful for relaxing
- The Sport is lightweight – easy for me to handle on my own
- The Expedition is fast – Jacob loves to zoom along
- They are both very durable – we don’t have to worry about submerged obstacles in creeks
BUT, they might not be the right kayaks for you.
It’s a lot of money down the drain if you get the wrong model, so it’s worth asking for my advice!Click HERE to get your FREE personalised kayak recommendation
About Oz Inflatable Kayaks
Hi, my name is Emily and over a decade ago I thought to myself “gee, I would really love to go kayaking … if only I had a big strong butler to help me get a kayak on and off roof racks. Oh, and several thousand dollars for the kayak and the roof racks (not to mention the cost of the butler)”.
To find a way to go paddling without a heavy hard-shell kayak, I started looking into inflatable kayaks. But I did NOT want a pool toy.
The Advanced Elements range of inflatable kayaks really blew me away (excuse the terrible pun).
I realised that the quality was not just about durability, it also meant that the kayaks were comfortable and easy to paddle straight and fast.
It just so happens that I was also looking for a business opportunity at the same time…
Nowadays I specialise (and delight) in selling Advanced Elements inflatables to all kinds of people in Australia.
I know the range so well that I do personalised recommendation videos to help people choose the right kayak.
It’s a no-obligation service that I enjoy doing AND it helps me in the long run because my customers that get a recommendation get the right kayak, first time. They are HAPPY customers!Click HERE to get your FREE personalised kayak recommendation
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