Date added: 07/12/2017 Countdown to Christmas

Summer is here so it's only 3 weeks until Christmas, and time is running out to have your special canoe and kayak orders manufactured in time to place under the tree. However the good news is that we still have a wide range of colour choices available for immediate pick-up or delivery and we can easily add a Fishing Package or other accessories to customise your canoe or kayak.

Date added: 12/10/2017 Inflatable PFD 150N for Fishing

Australis now has the new Inflatable Fisher PFD vest from Ultra in stock. This inflatable has been designed specifically for fishermen with a comfortable air-mesh lining, 3 gusseted pockets that have internal organisers & outer mesh pouches, a lash tab for Epirb, knife or light, a front-opening zip and adjustable side-tabs for ease of fitting. 

Don't forget Australis also stocks the Crewfit 165N Sport manual inflatable life jacket that offers safe, stylish, comfortable and affordable solutions for the everyday recreational kayaker, canoeist or boater and has the essential features to ensure the recreational user remains safe when out on the water.

Remember all inflatable PFDs need to be inspected every 12 months to comply with safety regulations.
Your Manual and Automatic Inflatable PFDs can be serviced through our factory at Bellambi. This is a weekly service and involves dropping your jacket in to us. Your jacket will be serviced by an accredited service provider and will be returned to you with the inspection certificate required by Maritime authorities

Date added: 22/09/2017 Try Before You Buy!

With the weather warming up there is no better time to start looking for that canoe or kayak that suits your needs. Our best advice is don't buy any craft until you have had it on the water. Check out the manufacturer, how long they have been around, what materials they use and from where and make sure your purchase has a warranty that is backed up. 

At Australis we do one-on-one test paddles by appointment, so that you get the time and advice you need to work out what suits you. We have found that some people feel rushed and pressured to make a decision at paddle days that are open to everyone. As an alternative our experienced paddlers prefer to spend their time just with you so you can have as long as you need on the water and they can answer every possible question you may have. 

At Australis we also have a wide range of craft available to hire, that way you can really see how great our products are - better still if you would like to purchase one of our canoes or kayaks when you return your hire - we will give you the hire amount back off your purchase price! 

Our Hire Rates and all our products are on our website www.canoes.com.au

Date added: 18/05/2017 Accessories for Cooler Weather

There's a bit of a chill in the air but that doesn't have to stop your kayaking. Winter is a great time to explore the more sheltered waters of rivers and lakes in your area. The clear sunny days are inviting and sea kayaks and sit-in kayaks offer protection for the paddler as the temperature drops. A spray deck and wind-proof jacket will keep you warm and dry warm inside the cockpit. Gloves and shoes are always popular and the addition of scuppa plugs will keep you drier if you prefer to paddle a sit-on-top. 

Ocean, river or lake . . . wherever you go, take the opportunity to experience winter from the water.

Date added: 21/03/2017 Key Vault by Kanulock

Australis is now stocking the Kanulock Key Vault - ideal for securing your car keys when you are at the beach or on the water. Modern car keys and the beach do not go well together so people are forced to hide their keys while enjoying the beach. Now you can safely lock your electronic keys to your car while you enjoy the water and know they are safe from thieves, sand and water.
As further good news Australis has 2 Key Vaults to give away. Go to the Australis Facebook Page, "like and share" to go into the draw for this great prize.

Date added: 10/03/2017 Inflatable PFD Servicing

An exciting day! You can now easily get your Manual and Automatic Inflatable PFDs serviced through our factory at Bellambi. This is a weekly service and it is as easy as dropping your jacket in to us - we look after the rest. 
All jackets are serviced by an accredited service provider and will be returned to you with the inspection certificate required by Maritime authorities. 
Remember ALL INFLATABLE PFDs need to be inspected every 12 months to comply with safety regulations.

After many requests from those who love fishing from bigger boats, Australis is also re-releasing the Live Bait Tank and the Berley Bucket.

Date added: 30/01/2017 Sit-on-Top Kayaks with a Difference

Australis sit-on-top kayaks are designed by paddlers so that they perform on the water. We can explain the design features that make this possible but you will really notice the difference when you try an Australis kayak on the water. That is why we encourage you to try before you buy with a free test paddle or to hire if you want to give it a more thorough testing. It is also why we have so many customers coming in and telling us they want to buy an Ocky/Foxx/Squid/etc because they have just tried one that belonged to a friend or someone they met on holidays. Thank you to everyone who is spreading the good news about how great it is to be able to buy quality Australian Made Australis kayaks.

Date added: 12/01/2017 Ocky's White Christmas

Are you starting to melt with the continuing hot weather? For a quick cool down check out the Australis Canoes Facebook page to see how an Ocky handles a white Christmas in America. It's not what we imagined when we designed the Ocky but just goes to show how versatile and durable Australis products are.

Date added: 08/12/2016 On the Twelfth Day of Christmas . . .

The 12 Days of Christmas have come to Australis! Come back every day to see Christmas gift ideas - some mundane, some unusual, some new items and some that are always popular, Gifts for family and friends or treat youself.

  • 12. Finally, a suggestion for everyone who enjoys the outdoors: Be safe in the sun with Fingerless Gloves and a Kalahari Hat by Uveto or some Mirage shoes to protect your feet from unseen nasties along the shore. Prefer to play at night? Have fun with the new LED Mini glowstick from Zen - with replaceable batteries you can have endless hours of colourful bright night-time visibility. Have a safe and Happy Christmas, everyone!
  • 11. Looking for something for that special someone who has everything? Paddles are an essential item for kayaking  and specialist paddles can be very expensive. The padded Paddle Bag by Solution is a great way to store or transport any 2 double paddles and it can also be folded in half to safely protect 2 split shaft paddles.
  • 10. Outriggers are a great way to add stability to your canoe or kayak, especially if you are fishing or wish to add a motor. Australis manufactures outigger kits that are adaptable for most models of canoe - they are available as single or double kits and also as floats only. The Squid outrigger kit is only sold as a double kit or as floats only and can also be adapted to suit a wide range of sit-on-top kayaks. These small outriggers have the added advantage of adding buoyancy to the rear of small sit-ons if overall weight is a concern.
  • 9. Motorise your kayak! Railblaza has released a Universal Kayak Motor Mount that is easy to attach to most kayaks or sit-on-tops. It combines the flexibility of Railblaza mounts with some clever design, delivering a mounting bracket for electric outboards and even petrol outboards up to 2.5HP. This Motor Bracket will fit almost all models of kayak and is the simplest way to attach a trolling motor to your Kayak.
  • 8. Want more Peace of Mind? For those who like to be on the water but still want technology at their fingertips we have 3 great products: From Ocean & Earth the new Floating Phone Case allows you to use your phone while keeping it safe and the The Water Wallet keeps all your small valuables dry. Sea to Summit has the TPU Waterproof Case for Large Smartphones which is also suitable for all phones.
  • 7. For 2 simple things that gives you peace of mind but cost little you can't go past a glasses strap and a paddle leash. The Hides 3-in-one Glasses Strap by H2O is a neoprene strap that not only protects your glasses and also keeps them afloat if they come off when kayaking. A Paddle Leash keeps your paddle safely attached to your kayak whether you are fishing, taking photos or even capsizing. Peace of mind - priceless!
  • 6. Special accessories from Sea to Summit for sea kayakers:
    Travel covers are the ultimate travel & storage accessory as they keep out insects, animals or as a petrol saver for the highway. We have 2 options: Gear Trip Travel Cover that covers your cockpit and also holds your paddling gear and the standard neoprene Road Trip Cover. There are also lots of smaller gift options for those who are passionate about getting out on the open ocean: Inflatable Paddle Floats for self rescue, a bilge water pump if you are swamped, and a Paddle Leash to keep your paddle safe.
  • 5. A Thule Lockable Paddle Carrier is also a great gift for the security-minded paddler. Designed to make carrying paddles, oars or masts very simple, this multi-purpose carrier fits Thule Aerobar, Rhino Sportz, Rola roof racks.
  • 4. A definite favourite are the Kanulock lockable tie-downs. Great for peace of mind if you are going on holidays or just like to stop off for coffee or shopping after your paddle. Available in 4 sizes to suit everything from a surfboard to a big canoe these are without doubt our most practical 'must have' item. 
  • 3. The Rack & Roll Universal Loading System makes it possible for just one person to load heavy, awkward objects onto the roof of their vehicle. Adapted to suit most roof rack brands and models and great for double kayaks or canoes, there is also an optional support leg available for very heavy loads. Still unconvinced this would make your life easier? Watch this video to see how easy it is to load a heavy kayak. 
  • 2. Trolleys! Carts! Whatever you call them, they make life easier. A take-apart trolley helps you get your canoe or kayak to the water without carrying it. We stock carts made by Sea to Summit in 3 sizes - small for sea kayaksmedium for wide beamed kayaks and large for big canoes. Even more popular are the lightweight stainless steel trolleys for Sit-ons - for both single and doubles. 
  • 1. Lifejackets (or PFDs) might be boring but thay are are also a 'MUST' for the whole family. Australis carries a wide range of general lifejackets for all sizes, as well as lifejackets designed for a specific purpose: Crewsaver Inflatable (less bulky and cooler in summer), Raider L100 (for babies & toddlers), Ultra Rewa (for Women), Ocean Racer (soft polyester - ideal for shirt-free paddling & SUPs). Don't spoil this holiday season by neglecting your family's safety - you are all worth it!

Date added: 01/12/2016 December means Christmas

December is here so that means just over 3 weeks until Christmas! There is still time to have your special canoe, kayak and sit-on-top manufactured in time to place under the tree. Australis has a wide range of colour choices available for immediate pick-up or delivery and we can quickly add a Fishing Package or other accessories to customise your craft. If you need to keep your purchase away from prying eyes we will store it for you until Christmas Eve. A wide range of low cost accessories is also in stock.