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Rated as one of the best trips for Women Want Adventure, this women's canoe experience encapsulates the beauty of the Shoalhaven Gorge. Based in one of the best overnight paddle destinations in Australia, we explore the river banks and breathtaking natural scenery.
We pack our camping gear into the canoes to spend the night by a warm fire and feel away it all!
Your qualified flat water canoeing leader will ensure a safe, fun filled adventure choosing the pace that will best suit the group and the weather conditions for the weekend.
We are meeting at the Base House 'NOT THE SHOP' (2210 Moss Vale Rd Barrengarry 2577) in Kangaroo Valley at 9.15am sharp. We will be organsing to leave our cars at the Base House and only take our camping gear. From here at we are taking a twenty-minute shuttle to Tallowa Dam, then a 3 hour paddle into the spectacular Shoalhaven Gorge which is recognised as one of the most scenic flat water paddles in Australia, especially after rain with many waterfalls coming over the majestic sandstone cliffs.
We stop on the way to have morning tea by the river and take our time.
We will be camping at one of the Fossickers Flat area's by the river to enjoy the peace, no roads, no powerboats, just the noise of the birds to wake you up in the morning.
At night we have a fire, some wine and cook up a healthy meal.
Please note * This trip may change due to winds and weather. Your leader will update you before or on the trip if our camping location needs to change.
Wake up by the river and enjoy a yummy outdoors breakfast and a swim. Return paddle to Tallowa Dam by 1.30pm. We will allow 3.5 hours to enjoy morning tea on the banks along the way. We will meet the shuttle for the return back to our cars.
The Hume Highway (m5) is much more direct than the coast road. Follow these directions and it will take you 2 hours to get here. Come down the Hume highway towards Canberra, Take the Mittagong exit .Go to Bowral. From Bowral follow the signs to Nowra (do not go to moss vale). This is the Sheepwash Road. This road will take you past Fitzroy falls. You will come down Barrengarry Mountain. Once you are at the bottom of the mountain you will see us 3 kms on the left. Look for the big Kangaroo Valley Safaris sign at our gate. If you get to Hampden Bridge you have gone 1.5 km too far.
If you have any questions about booking this trip, please contact our friendly team who will assist you.
We look forward to toasting marshmellows around the fire with you.
What if it s raining? Women Want Adventure trips still go ahead in all types of weather, unless electric storms. Monique will be in contact with you in case of a change in plans. Please bring your wet weather gear as we canoe in raining weather.
How old do I need to be to attend? Women Want Adventure trips are for women over the age of 18 years. Most women who attend are aged betwen mid 30's to late 60's.
Do I need to be really fit? No. We paddle very slow and take our time. You will be in a double canoe and has assistance from your partner.
Do I need to book with a friend because two ladies go in a canoe? No! Come individually! We make it work with numbers and it's a really nice way to connect with a new friend paddling up the Gorge.
Cancelation Policy for this trip: Cancellation of a booking by You must be made in writing. It is up to you to cancel your booking. We will not regard a booking as cancelled unless and until written notice is received by us. On cancellation the following charges will apply:
We hope you do not need to cancel your trip, however if cancellation takes place the following will apply:
* All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.