About us

"Welcome Aboard!"


G'day, we're Matt & Faye! We thought we would tell you a bit about ourselves and Barossa Kayak Hire. We're originally from the UK and have travelled extensively through Europe, Central America and interstate. Travelling with young kids has shown us the importance of having suitable family friendly activities to do during the holidays.

We are a family owned and operated business based in Williamstown, which is known as the southern gateway to the Barossa wine region in South Australia. The area around Williamstown has several reservoirs nearby including the Warren, South Para and Barossa reservoirs. The Warren and South Para reservoirs are now open for kayaking and fishing (permit required).

At Barossa Kayak Hire we want you to feel confident and safe on the water, especially if you have never kayaked before. It is a great activity to get involved in and you don't need any previous experience. So if you are a complete novice don't worry. Rest assured we'll provide all the equipment and local knowledge you will need to get started - making your hire a relaxing and enjoyable experience on the tranquil reservoir waters.

The reservoirs and forested areas support an abundance of Australian wildlife and plant life. We strongly believe in preserving this environment and we ensure that our day to day business does not have adverse impacts on the flora, fauna or reservoir system. Please help us maintain the natural beauty of the area by being responsible and taking home any litter you may have.


There are a multitude of forest trails to explore in the area that can be accessed for hiking and mountain biking excursions too. If you are planning on spending more time in the area to explore there are accommodation options available to suit all budgets including hotels, caravan and camp sites. Feel free to ask us and we can give you some suggestions.

We hope to 'Welcome you Aboard' at Barossa Kayak Hire soon and to make your visit to the Barossa most memorable.


To ensure your kayak hire goes without a hitch please be aware of the following:

We are open on all public holidays except Christmas Day. Due to reservoir access restrictions we do not operate on Total Fire Ban days or days when SA Water have closed the reservoirs for operational reasons. To avoid disappointment we advise checking ahead via SA Water and/or CFS website.

We will always aim to reschedule or refund the equipment hire cost in these circumstances but also recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover any additional out of pocket expenses that may occur as a result.

You must comply with all rules and regulations regarding reservoir use as stipulated by SA Water and Government of South Australia.


"Thank you to the team at Barossa Kayak Hire for a great day out on Saturday. Perfect way to celebrate a birthday!"

B. Marshall

"We happened upon Barossa Kayak Hire when looking for something to do in the school holidays and what a find it was! We checked out a few of the sites recommended by the hosts and had an absolute ball."

M. Delaney

"We enjoyed a fabulous afternoon with our granddaughters this week. Pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful Warren Reservoir so close to home"

C. Bartsch