LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 65 ADVENTURE Paddle or sail lakes and rivers Daniel Perry and Kylie Boulton ‘discovered’ Lake Entrance last year. Visiting the town and the surrounding waterways regularly for more than six months, the couple fell in love with the local area. Lakes Entrance ticked all the right boxes as they sought a quiet town, safe waterways and a safe place for their children to grow up. They moved to the region in October. “It is the ideal spot,” Kylie said. Daniel has been involved in kayaking for more than 30 years. He has also enjoyed competing in Hobie fishing competitions. It wasn’t long before the pair had set up their business, Gippsland Lakes Kayak Hire, on the shores of Lakes Entrance’s back lake, North Arm. The area’s beautiful lakes and waterways made Lakes Entrance the ideal choice for not only a new life but the couple’s new business, too. “We have the best of both worlds,” Kylie said. “We get to do what we love and enjoy every day.” Gippsland Lakes Kayak Hire is based on Marine Parade in Lakes Entrance, near Apex Park and alongside North Arm, but Daniel and Kylie will take their kayaks to other locations on request, such as Lake Tyers, the Nicholson, Tambo or Mitchell rivers, or anywhere people want to go kayaking in the area. The hire fleet consists of Hobie kayaks and stand up paddle- boards that are of the best quality and stability, with all safety gear provided to ensure a safe and memorable water adventure. As the business becomes more established, more exciting adventure opportunities will become available, like the most recent addition – kayak fishing tours. Drop a line over the side of your kayak and relax into the rhythm of the waters while you try your hand at a spot of fishing. Or why not add a sail to the mix and head out on a kayak sailing tour? You’re bound to be swept away in the relaxation of it all with plenty of lake and river options available to you with Gippsland Lakes Kayak Hire. Whether you want to take in the sights of the local lakes and rivers, see the wildlife or try your hand at fishing, Gippsland Lakes Kayak Hire has you covered. It’s a family friendly activity, too, so bring the children along for an exciting family adventure. Visit Gippsland Lakes Kayak Hire by the water in Lakes Entrance or online for further details. Head down to Lakes Entrance’s North Arm and jump aboard a kayak or paddle board for some water-top adventures.