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Kanu Kapers

Established in 2002, Kanu Kapers Australia is Family owned and passionately operated by local Australian, World Champion gold medal kayaker Vivienne Golding and adventurer partner Kym McGregor. Kanu Kapers offer sustainable guided and self-guided kayak adventures into the Noosa Everglades, one of just two Everglades in the world. We love nature and are blessed to work in such a pristine location. The Noosa Everglades are ecologically delicate so we custom designed each expedition sea kayak with a long water line and rudders allowing you to explore the full everglades system under your own paddle power. Bursting with rare plant and animal species this magical area identified as one of the most pristine wetlands in the world is best explored by kayak for minimum impact and maximum kayak cruising pleasure and wildlife experiences. All you hear is the sound of your paddle gliding through the water and the amazing bird song.

Our aim is to provide a unique and awe-inspiring experience to people of all ages whilst promoting love and respect for nature and preserving the Noosa Everglades for future generations to enjoy.

Kanu Kapers is based in Boreen Point on the shores of the Noosa River system in the heart of the magnificent sun drenched beaches of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia a mecca for kayaking and canoeing adventures.

  • We use comfortable, locally handcrafted sea kayaks, professional eco guides and fresh locally sourced food. 
  • We are proud to have won 2018 Best Eco Tour Australia and New Zealand 
  • We have partnered with Plastic Free Noosa and eliminated all single Use Plastics from our tours
  • We hold Advanced Eco Accreditation
  • All guests can offset their carbon by donating to our partners the Queensland Koala Crusaders-which assists to build local wildlife corridors
  • No chemicals are used on our tours or in our business
  • We have a rigorous recycling program, including containers for change, scrunchy plastics and compost for fruit and veggie scraps

Vivienne is world champion Slalom White Water kayak and Canoe Champion with 35 years experience in guiding people on all types of paddling adventures including: white water canoe and kayak journeys throughout Australia, white water rafting adventures in Queensland and New South Wales and wilderness flat water kayak and canoe adventures for all people of all ages and abilities.

Kym is one of Australia`s leading personal development speakers and trainers. She is a skilled Psychotherapist, Coach and Group Facilitator having worked and taught her practical and transformational ideas across Australia and Internationally. Kym`s passion is helping people improve awareness, break patterns and live a happy life pursuing their true purpose, dreams and goals.

The Kanu Kapers Team are all highly skilled outdoor group facilitators. Our team development facilitators and coaches have many years of experience as therapists and organisational consultants. Each of our outdoor instructors is expert in his/her field, whether it be kayaking, white water rafting, ropes adventure courses, abseiling or rock climbing.

Kym McGregor

Kym is one of Australia`s leading personal development speakers and trainers. She is a skilled Psychotherapist, Coach and Group Facilitator having worked and taught her practical and transformational ideas across Australia and Internationally. Kym`s passion is helping people improve awareness, break patterns and live a happy life pursuing their true purpose, dreams and goals.

Kym holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Masters in Gestalt Therapy and has trained as a life and corporate coach. She has also trained in Narrative Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Neuro Linguistic Programming. Kym`s broad skills, down to earth nature and inspiring personality make her popular as a trainer and facilitator. Her creative and practical ideas have helped small business and large corporate organisations improve staff engagement, workplace productivity, leadership ability and workplace happiness.

Kym`s versatility allows her to work with children, young people, and adults in groups and one on one offering her life changing coaching and therapy. She has worked in the Community Services, Government, Tertiary Education and Business Sectors giving her a wealth of experience to apply in her Team Development Programs.

Vivienne Golding

As Australian Champion Slalom Kayaker, Vivienne is also a champion business strategist with exceptional vision, determination and commitment. Vivienne spent many years of her life as an elite athlete, winning numerous Australian championships and representing Australia internationally. She holds a Masters in Business Administration and her passion is helping individuals, teams and businesses find success solutions to help them be their best.
Vivienne is focussed, disciplined, results driven and compassionate by nature, an excellent balance in her facilitation and business consulting. As a strong advocate of the power of goal setting, Vivienne is highly skilled in helping leaders, business owners and teams set goals and develop strategy to improve productivity and overall results.
Vivienne has over twenty years of experience facilitating groups of people and leaders in wilderness situations and on-site in their business environment. Passionate about personal development and learning, Vivienne has inspired many people to develop strengths beyond the realm of the business environment. Vivienne is an exceptional facilitator and trainer and holds qualifications in training and assessment.