Canning River Wetlands, Cannington


An interesting 8km return paddle exploring a birdlife sanctuary on the upper Canning River. Narrow waterways and dead ends, mud banks, fish and, of course, all sorts of birds.

Canning River kayak trail

This kayak trail offers a sheltered and narrow tree-lined river with exceptional bird watching.

Photo Credit: Martin Chambers

About the Trail

Starting at the Kent Street Weir the trail heads downstream where you can explore as many side streams as you can float in. An information board at the launch ramp has the canoe trail map and inforrmation permenantly on display.

Castledare Minature Railway is on the river about 500m downstream from Kent Street. They operate a station from Kent St with the train running on the third Sunday of every month.

As marked, the distance one way to Riverton Bridge is about four kilometres.There are cafe's at the start and finish points.

Heading upstream from Riverton Bridge you will discover many dead-end channels and plenty of bird and fish life. A great spot to kayak or canoe.

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