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About Peak Adventure

Peak Adventure is Melbourne's one-stop-shop for adventure racing, kayaking, obstacle racing and multisport athletes. Whether you're an elite wanting to take on the world's best, or just a weekend warrior yearning for some more adrenalin in your life, Peak Adventure can help you achieve you goals and discover a healthier, happier, more adventurous 'you'. Led by Australia's most accomplished adventure athlete, Jarad Kohlar, the Peak Adventure team offers weekly group fitness sessions, private coaching, skills courses, training camps and adventure tours in kayaking, trail running, mountain-biking, adventure racing, obstacle racing and more. Talk to us today about how to find your own 'peak adventure.'

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Jarad Kohlar

The name Jarad Kohlar is synonymous with Australian adventure sports. With an impressive resume of race wins across numerous adventure disciplines, Jarad personifies what adventure sport is all about – tough, eclectic, fun-loving and a little bit crazy. You’d struggle to find a harder working, more passionate adventure athlete anywhere in the world.
Jarad applies his intensely competitive nature to many adventure disciplines including multisport, adventure racing, trail running, mountain biking, paddling and obstacle course racing. His athletic career has taken him all over the globe, from the Middle East and China, to Europe, the US, New Zealand and beyond.
But Jarad’s true passion lies in teaching and coaching; introducing people from all walks of life to the transformative power of the great outdoors. He constantly encourages everyday people to explore their potential, to do well in whatever they pursue and to celebrate every achievement.
He is perhaps best known for doggedly promoting and growing the sport of ocean ski paddling.


  • Bachelor of Outdoor Education/Nature Tourism

  • Diploma of Education

  • Wilderness First Aid
Level 2 First Aid

Bronze Medallion

  • Australian Professional Snowsports Instructor Level One

  • Level One Kayak Coach 

  • Sea Kayak Guide

  • White Water River Rescue 
Level 2

  •  PMBI Mountain Bike Instructor Level 1 

Juliano Duarte

Julian has a passion for paddling and enjoys helping others realise that passion too. Julian’s love for paddling started in dragon boat racing. He has represented Australia on numerous occasions and coached dragon boat at both club and state level. Julian started kayaking with Peak Adventure in 2019 and in his first season Julian was awarded the Peak Adventure Encouragement/effort award. Julian also enjoys paddling outrigger canoes when he gets a chance and is a patrolling member of Sandridge Life Saving Club.  


Bronze Medallion

Tarryn Neal

Taryn is a weekend warrior fitting training around a demanding work schedule. With a life-long love of the water Taryn has been a passionate stand up paddle boarder for many years, crossing over to kayaking after seeing how much fun everyone else was having at a Peak Adventure Winter Series Race.


Most weekends she can be found either kayaking, SUPing or mountain biking and finds training in the great outdoors to be the perfect antidote to a stressful working week.


Only discovering adventure racing recently Taryn is a great example of what can be achieved if you’re willing to take a little step outside your comfort zone and just give it a go!

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