Paddle & Portage Canoes is proud to be Australia's only importer of Swift Canoes, Wenonah Canoes, Current Designs Kayaks, Key Logs from Key Log Rolling from North America, and Silverbirch Canoes and Tootega Kayaks from the UK.
We've had the pleasure of introducing thousands of Australians to these fine brands. If you've been paddling recently, chances are that you've seen one of our canoes or kayaks getting around. We can say with confidence that comes from more than a decade of serious on-water testing, that our canoes and kayaks are perfectly-suited to Australian waters and are some of the finest boats available in the world.
We are based in Kangaroo Valley NSW, with some of Australia's best paddling available within half an hour of our warehouse. Not only do we sell the finest watercraft in the world, but we provide hire, instruction & tours in the region through our sister company Valley Outdoors.
Paddle & Portage Canoes' owner & founder, Travis Frenay, has been a professional paddling instructor for 20 years and has been the lead teacher of canoeing at TAFE NSW Lithgow, for the last 16 years on their award-winning Outdoor Recreation courses. He has the pleasure of working with a wide network of amazingly talented guides and instructors and has been fortunate enough to select a few to work with him at Paddle & Portage Canoes.
Straight out of school Dan enrolled in a Certificate 3 and 4 in Outdoor Education/Recreation while guiding in his spare time. There isn't a boat that Dan hasn't paddled or mountain that he hasn't climbed. He has over 10 years experience in the outdoor adventure industry and takes pleasure in chatting with customers to ensure they are getting the right boat for their needs.
Dylan is an outdoor professional with over 15 years experience leading and teaching groups in all manner of outdoor activities in the Australian bush. He's a qualified trainer and assessor.
Co-owner of the company with her husband Travis, Sarah's background was in customer service before she joined the company with Travis. A paddling legend in her own right, Sarah is the admin powerhouse of Paddle & Portage Canoes. You'll likely encounter her as the friendliest person you've ever spoken to on the phone.