Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre has been guiding adventurers for over 30 years

About us

Celebrating over 35 years of adventures

Barrington Outdoor Adventures is operated by Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre Pty Ltd, the outdoor adventure specialist of the Barrington Coast region of New South Wales.

Read more about our vision, mission and values here.

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Barrington Outdoor Adventures is dedicated to providing wilderness adventures with canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking & abseiling tours. We also offer canoe and kayak hire, transport to and from the river, catering and expert knowledge on the environment and history of the Gloucester and Barrington Tops region. We supply the latest, well-maintained, quality equipment, all meals are freshly prepared on site and our experienced guides are enthusiastic about their environment.

Our business is a family business of long standing and is Gloucester’s oldest tourism operator. It was started as the Billabong Bush Centre in 1983 by Matthew Kilby, and became Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre when taken over by his brother Brian Kilby in 1995. Canoe Barrington was purchased and absorbed in 2009.

A green future

At BOAC, we have always been passionate about our environment and have tried to minimise our impact on the earth. Our organization has extensive local knowledge and guides trained in our environmental policy to ensure that you can have an adventure of a lifetime without damaging the gifts that nature has given us.

In growing our business we are aware of our obligations to both our customers and future generations. We believe that our rivers and forests belong to all and it is our aim to ensure that these beautiful areas remain that way.


Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre Pty Ltd is accredited with all essential governing authorities including:
• Australian Canoeing (lic. 047)
• Australian Communications and Media Authority (radio lic. 1908411)
• Forests NSW (lic. HW52028)
• MidCoast Council
• NSW Maritime (lic. HD0565)
• NSW Transport and Infrastructure (lic. 37035)

Fun by Nature in the Barrington Coast