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Women's Kangaroo Valley Adventure Escape // 22nd-24th April 2022

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Summary

CONNECT. REFOCUS. ADVENTURE AND LAUGH!

Being a woman with your own busy life, family and work can be a tricky balance act.

You want to get away with ease, do something for yourself and come home feeling recharged.

You love getting outdoors, but wish you had more time to enjoy it. All too often you’re caught up with family, work (or were stuck in lockdown) and feel you don’t have time to plan or fit everything in.

Relax, because we’re here to help you!

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The Women’s Kangaroo Valley Adventure Escape will give you the weekend to re discover your inner wild, take time out in yoga and feel refreshed with a wholesome plant-based menu.

It’s our goal to have you laughing yourself silly kayaking down gentle rapids, then giggle around an outdoor campfire with other awesome and like-minded women.

 

Your time to breathe or nap if you want too.

 

This Women’s Adventure Escape will inspire and motivate you to get back out there to connect, look after yourself and do something you wouldn’t normally, so you can improve your life.

Between three yoga classes, kayaking and a stunning bushwalk, you’ll have everything you need to go back home feeling refreshed and recharged and a little more adventurous!

The Kangaroo Valley Retreat Is Perfect For Women Who...

  • Want to to get away for a few days and not have to worry about a thing
  • Struggle to find time for themselves
  • Want to get back outdoors, doing the things they love
  • Are on a brink of burning out or over being in lockdowns
  • Need an uninterrupted meal, sleep and glass of wine
  • Are excited to have fun, learn a skill and laugh out load
  • Want to be surround with like-minded women 

DETAILS

BRING WITH YOU

  • Hiking and paddle clothing (tights/shorts and t-shirt)
  • Thermal top/jumper for cooler months
  • Small day pack large enough to carry water bottle/jumper
  • Comfortable enclosed walking shoes or joggers
  • Water shoes such as sandals or shoes that can get wet
  • Little slippers to wear inside
  • Water bottle that holds 2L capacity (or bring two bottles/bladder)
  • Sunscreen/hat/sunglasses
  • Personal medication
  • Camera or phone for photos
  • Waterproof jacket/wind jacket
  • Yoga clothes
  • Beanie and gloves (for cooler months)
  • Clothes to get changed into after the paddle and relax at retreat
  • Toiletries
  • Book
  • Yoga mat (we have spares if you don't own a mat)
  • BYO alcohol for Friday night or any additional

OTHER THINGS

All linen supplied, along with ground coffee, herbal tea, milk (including soy and almond), and all the healthy snacks provided.

Please inform us when booking if you’re booking with a friend and would like to share a room. All rooms have their own bathroom.

COVID - 19 QUESTIONS

Adventure, travel and Covid-19 is one of those things that naturally gives rise to queries, concerns and doubts, so we’re here to put your mind at ease.

To attend any trip with us, all women are required to produce: 

  • Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination

These new safety measures that apply on all of our trips.  

If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. 

View our Covid-19 Information Page Here.

FAQ'S

  • How physically fit do I need to be to attend this trip?
  • This trip is suited for beginners. You do not need any hiking or kayaking experience, however you should have a base level of fitness. Please read through our trip grading for "easy" to learn if this trip is for you. 
  • I have a gluten free diet, do you cater for me for morning tea?
  • Yes. We have gluten free options available, please notify when booking. Please note, we do not cater for dietary preferences. The menu is plant based with no meat or dairy. 
  • What is the average age of women attending?
  • Women between 25-65 years of age.
  • Can I attend this trip on my own? yes of course! Most women turn up individually. If you book with a friend we can put you in a room together, please indicate when booking. 
  • What if I need to cancel? Please view our full T&C's here. 

- 0 to 10 days: No refund

- 10 to 30 days: 50% refund

- 31 or more days: 75% refund

* All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.

Itinerary

  • Meals: Afternoon tea and dinner
  • Yoga: Hatha Yoga (4.15pm-5.15pm) Stretch your body and relax

Please arrive at the accommodation at 2.30pm. After settling into your room and a group welcome, we’ll take the first yoga class to relax into the weekend with a gentle flow practice. At night, enjoy your first plant based wholesome meal prepared by our chef Sophie. Kick your feet up around the fire or grab a book and relax. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, snacks and dinner + wine
  • Kayaking: Easy paddle from Hampden Bridge to Bendeela (3.5 hours)
  • Distance: 8km paddle with small rapids for fun!
  • Yoga: Afternoon Yin Yoga (4.15pm-5.15pm)

After breakfast get ready for a day of laughter! Your guide will take you down gentle river rapids from Hampden Bridge to Bendeela on a fun paddle through the gorgeous river. Spot lizards sun baking on the rocks and enjoy being away from it all. A bus will pick the group up at the end of the kayak and take you back to your parked car to return to the accommodation. You don’t need any kayaking experience, just a basic level of fitness and mobility. 

After kayaking, we have lunch at the retreat - another delicious plant based meal. 

Late afternoon we settle into a Hatha class to stretch the body from the day kayaking. At night, we’ll provide a hearty dinner with a glass of red. Feel free to toast marshmallows at the fire pit and chat away into the evening. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, hearty large morning tea while on the trail
  • Yoga: (Hatha flow 7am-8am)
  • Hike: East Rim Walking Trail to Fitzroy Falls
  • Distance: 9km return hike
  • Grade: Easy

This morning we wake for an early yoga class in the yurt followed by a delicious breakfast before heading off for a hike. Your guide will take you on The East Rim Trail which overlooks the valley. There are towering waterfalls and stunning lookouts along the way. Perfect locations for morning tea while on the trail. It's a gentle hike graded easy with (50m elevation) and some steps. 

The retreat will finish after the hike where we say our farewells to new friends gained and an amazing time away together. 

Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • 3 days/ 2 nights twin-share accommodation with own suite
  • All gourmet wholesome, nourishing plant based meals
  • Hot tea and coffee while out adventuring
  • 3 yoga classes by qualified local teachers
  • A stunning Kangaroo Valley bushwalk
  • Day kayak with all kayaking equipment & skills briefing
  • Return bus transfer after kayaking down the river
  • National Park licensing and all track permits
  • Outdoor qualified female guide
  • Emergency communications and first aid
  • Alcohol provided Saturday night
  • Photos of your trip posted in our private Facebook group
  • Arrival welcome gift pack
  • You will be surrounded by inspiring and like minded women, which will lead to long lasting friendships post Escape
EXCLUDED:
  • Travel to location
  • Additional alcohol (some women like to bring their own)

Grading

Grading: Easy

An easy trip is suitable for women who are new to adventure and want to get outside (but start off a little gentler) while the trips are slow and have breaks, it’s still an adventure so a basic to good level of fitness is required. You will still be in the elements and moving your body! For instance, the day Kayaking will see you paddling on the water for up to four hours. Sometimes the weather can alter the grading. Your guide will ensure you are safe and supported. 

Fitness and Preparation  We ask that you have a basic to good level of fitness. If you are comfortable completing half-day walks over some uneven terrain, or perhaps take a swim/cycle/yoga class a couple of times a week, you should find this level of trip well within your means.

Reviews

Olivia Culver 26/09/2021
    5 / 5 rating

Olivia Testimonial - NSW

The thing that I found great about this weekend is that I came by myself and met some amazing women I'm now catching up with who live close to home. I loved the kayaking and the food was incredible - just what I needed for a little "pick me up". Thank you Mon and Sophie

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