Wavewalk, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer of patented twin-hull (catamaran) kayaks that offer unrivaled stability, zero back pain, unrivaled ease of paddling, and more storage than any other kayak does. To learn more about our kayaks visit our website wavewalk.com
What is Australyak?
Australyak is how we nicknamed the factory-direct service that we’ve been offering our Australian clients for years. Our company’s main website features several reviews contributed by Australian clients, some of which are anglers, and others are paddlers and photographers.
How does ordering a W kayak factory-direct work?
It’s fairly simple:
You contact Wavewalk by email, like any other customer does. We offer full technical and marketing support 7 days a week, all year round.
Once you know what model and accessories you want to order, you can pay by international check in US dollars, or by direct transfer (ACH) from your bank account to Wavewalk’s account.
We ship within a few days from receipt of payment.
We ship each W kayak in a custom cardboard box.
Our regular shipping destinations in Australia are the 5 main ports: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle.
Your total additional cost for shipping the kayak from the U.S. factory to the Australian port of your choice is $210 US for a W500 and $270 US for a W700. This price includes insurance.
Typical transit time from the US to Australian ports is 5 weeks.
Additional expenses in Australia:
- Duty – Our kayaks, paddles and other accessories are 100% Made in USA, and thanks to the Australia-USA Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) from 2004, duty is the lowest for this class of products (Canoes and kayaks).
- GST – You’d be required to pay this local tax, as you do for every other product in Australia.
- Customs clearing fees and port fees that may vary from time to time, and from one port to another.
- Other expenses may apply, such as local storage or inland shipping to your address if you don’t pickup the kayak at the port.
Shipping to your address
Upon special request, Wavewalk can contract local custom clearing agents in Australia, and local inland freight companies that would carry your kayak from the port to your address. We recommend that you take care of these things yourself, locally, since our company operates from the United States and therefore our choices in finding the best deals for these services in Australia are limited, and you might end up paying more if we take care of these things for you.