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Leonie Cockman

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Perth, Western Australia, Australia

  • Activities

    Adventure, Kayaking

  • Guiding Experience

    6 years

  • Languages

    English

  • Awards

    Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

Guide Bio

Building cubby houses and hanging out in the bush with friends was Leonie’s thing as a child. Not much has changed she still really enjoys being outdoors especially if it includes kayaking, canoeing and camping.

Leonie is relatively new to Guiding (2012), she has made her passion her job and is loving it. Leonie has 18 years experience in kayaking. She found her strengths lie in long distance races, and has placed well in several events. She has been privileged to join Terry Bolland (Adventurer) on 2 of his expeditions in Canada. Leonie is an experienced kayaker, a canoe and kayak instructor, an educator, a qualified swimming instructor, a Bronze Medallion Life Saver and first aider. As a guide she loves taking people on a journey to get a different perspective of their surrounds and she loves sharing those ‘WOW’ moments. She delights in introducing people to kayaking and the social history of the areas. She particularly enjoys sharing the river experience with her clients

Leonie is actively involved in the paddling community, she is President of Ascot Kayak Club. She encourages and supports many people into paddling and in particular encourages women into white water paddling.

Leonie Cockman's Reviews

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    As seen on Trip Advisor: “Enjoyable” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 March 2014 Fantastic experience, can’t wait to do the sunset session when I visit perth again. Thanks Leonie, you were great!

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    As seen on Trip Advisor: Fantastic day out on the water!” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 March 2014 I thoroughly enjoyed the Ascot tour. As a very inexperienced kayaker I was pleasantly surprised to find I had no issues participating in the tour. Leonie explained everything clearly and was very patient. We were lucky enough to see some dolphins whilst relaxing on the riverbanks for lunch. The lunch was one of the highlights, as quite a foodie, I was thoroughly impressed with Leonie’s homemade goodies and had seconds and thirds of everything! Absolutely delicious! Leonie’s knowledge of the area complemented the tour, informative for locals and visitors alike. Definitely recommend.

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    As seen on Trip Advisor: “Fabulous experience” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 31 March 2014 We thoroughly enjoyed the Ascot Waters tour – would highly recommend it. Leonie was a fantastic guide and her delicious homemade lunch was a huge hit!!

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    As seen on Water Wanderers website Bookeo reviews: April 2014 Rating: 5 out of 5 Comment: Really enjoyed our sunset kayak tour this evening. Leonie was a great guide to kayaking and the river. A fantastic way to see a beautiful part of the city. Thank you!

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    As seen on Trip Advisor “A new view of our city!” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 April 2014 Very enjoyable start to the morning, kayak lovely and stable, and good instruction on how to paddle correctly and control the boat. Leonie was very knowledgeable about the area and it’s history and her love for the river and it’s rehabilitation shone. Great quality time on the river with my son, 11 who handled the paddle well and learned more about the sport, the river and the city.

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    As seen on Water Wanderers website Bookeo reviews: 22 August 2014, Rating: 5 out of 5 Comment: Fabulous night on the Swan River…. Beautiful views of the city, wildlife (up close and personal with dolphins), and sunset! I couldn’t have asked for a better way to experience Perth! Leo was a humble tour guide, and I would highly recommend this trip! Thanks again for a great even!

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    As Seen on Trip Advisor “A great value, personalized adventure in a quiet place in a strange city.” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 April 2014 We had a great time and recommend others enjoy this experience too. We saw osprey, fish and other beautiful birds. Friends recommended us to go and they saw dolphins too. It was refreshing to have another perspective on Perth. The home made picnic lunch was amazing and a food highlight on our trip to Perth. The paddling was gentle and suitable for us amatures. I’m sure our host could easily pick up the pace for those more experienced paddlers. Great value for money experience. Visited March 2014

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    As seen on Water Wanderers website Bookeo reviews:October 2014, Rating: 5 out of 5 Comment: Hi Leonie, thank you for being a wonderful guide pointing out the wildlife and giving us a bit of history of the area. What a great way to see the city lit up, whilst paddling around the river.

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    As seen on Water Wanderers website Bookeo reviews: November 2014, Rating: 5 out of 5 Comment: Thanks again for a lovely day! Our guide, Leo, was fab, homemade food was amazing, and was a truly wonderful experience. Would highly recommend to everyone!

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    As seen on Water Wanderers website Bookeo reviews 13 November 2014 Rating: 5 out of 5 Comment: We really enjoyed our Ascot Waters Tour and had a great time with tour guide Leonie. She was very caring, new a lot of interesting things to show and tell us and had prepared some amazing homenade food for lunch! It was just a fantastic afternoon out in the nature! Thanks a lot for everything again! Nadja&Lukas (Switzerland)

  • WatWanderer
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    As seen on Trip Advisor Fabulous!” 5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 October 2014 The tour was amazing, good fun and interesting. Our tour guide, Leonie, was very friendly and a great guide. A different way to see Perth! Also, the homemade lunch she made for us was delicious! I would highly recommend this tour.

  • WatWanderer
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    As seen on Trip Advisor “A great kayak tour to see the beautiful sunset and then City lights.” 5 of 5 starsReviewed 29 May 2014 Leonie was a great guide to kayaking and the river. This sunset tour was a great way to see a beautiful part of the city.

  • WatWanderer
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    As seen on Trip Advisor “Fantastic day with a fantastic guide” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 17 November 2014 My partner and I had the pleasure of spending the day with Ms Leonie on the Swan River. What a lovely woman, full of life, full of love for her job and full of information. We had a great day with this lovely lady experiencing the beauty of Perth we hardly see in this city. Would highly recommend this day out for all. Truly a wonderful experience.

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