Save the date for Floatfest 2019!


#Floatfest19 is coming!

Floatfest is an event event proudly instigated by the members of the Murraylands Regional Tourist Association, to encourage you to visit our wonderful Region, and experience life by the River.

Floatfest is a family focused event attempting to break a World Record  to gather the largest number of floating kayaks and canoes by “Paddling into the Record Books”.

We encourage you to join us in our attempt to get as many canoes and kayaks on the Murray River at two locations for the first time in 2019!


SA Wooden Boat Festival
Sunday the 28th of April 2019
Bristow Smith Reserve, Goolwa SA

Join us for a pop up count and some canoe come and try workshops with Canoe the Coorong. 


Purnong Water Regatta
Caurnamont Boat Ramp
October 19th -20th 2019

Join us for a weekend full or fun water activities for the first Purnong Water Regatta as well as the usual Floatfest fun all in one great new location! Let's put this region into the Record Books! 

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Core Activities at Floatfest 2019
  • Inflatables Regatta
  • Original record attempt - to gather as many kayaks and canoes  rafted together for the record attempt
  • Second record attempt - to line as many canoes/kayaks along the banks of the Murray River as we can!
  • kayaking demonstrations and instruction for paddling skills/techniques
  • indigenous history of the Murray River
  • Much more to be announced soon!


Other Activities
  • Houseboats open for inspection
  • Market stalls - applications open, ask us for more information now!
  • Obstacle Courses raising funds for Can:Do 4Kids
  • Canoe Polo Demonstrations
  • Geocaching
  • More to be announced soon!
Purpose of Floatfest

The purpose of Floatfest is the education surrounding water safety in any setting but particularly on the Murray River. Water safety is paramount both for communities, migrants and international visitors to the river. Additionally the Floatfest team focus on the educational elements of healthy and active lifestyles, community inclusion, and the education of the environment surrounding the river. Finally Floatfest seeks to increase the region's tourism relevance of the river and its surrounding regions as a tourism destination.

For information on some of the great things you can do while visiting the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong visit our BLOG.

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