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Canoe hire proposal for Deniliquin

A canoe tours and hire service could be available in Deniliquin by summer, according to council.

TYLA HARRINGTON July 10, 2014 3:50am

Deniliquin Council says it has already received encouraging interest from canoe tour groups wishing to operate in Deniliquin.

Council hopes to introduce ‘Canoe Tours and Hire’ to the local area by summer.

Council manager economic and business development John Harvie is in negotiations with River Country Adventours, which he says will help introduce the tours.

Mr Harvie said although River Country Adventours won’t open a business in Deniliquin, it will support someone who is interested.

‘‘Rob Asplin from Adventours does it on the Murray and Goulburn (rivers). He was very interested to do it on the Edward but the logistics just don’t work with him being based in Kyabram,’’ Mr Harvie said.

‘‘We’re looking for a business to run it here.

‘‘Rob said he would help out by leasing a four-wheel drive, trailer and canoe. He will also let them open under his insurance.

‘‘Deniliquin is really lucky to have the river it does.

‘‘Downstream from McLean Beach people can enjoy skiing and upstream people are able to float or use canoes or kayaks in quite tranquil surroundings.’’

Council hopes to continue to introduce different experiences for visitors in Deniliquin.

It recently introduced a bicycle hire service at the Peppin Heritage Centre.

Council has already received two expressions of interest in regard to the Canoe Tours and Hire service.

People are encouraged to register their interest by 4pm this Friday.

Successful applicants will be required to obtain a first aid qualification and pass a working with children check and police check.

For more information phone 58983115 or email helen.donoghue@deniliquin.nsw.gov.au.

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