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Women's Overnight Canoe Trip: Shoalhaven Gorge 13th - 14th Feb 2021

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This women's canoe overnight 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 the river, relax around the fire and feel away from every day pressures.

Your qualified flat water canoeing Women Want Adventure guide will ensure a safe, fun filled adventure choosing the pace that will best suit the group and the weather conditions for the weekend.

* We're pleased to be able to paddle up the Gorge again post fires and closed campsites. Please note, due to National Park camp bookings, this trip is now strickly limited for numbers.

DETAILS:

  • Start time: Meeting 9.00am at the Safaries House location "Base House"
  • Finish time: 2pm day two
  • Date: 13th - 14th February 2021
  • Grade: Easy to moderate - Paddle fitness required, especially in wind conditions. This trip grade will change depending on weather conditions. Be prepared to canoe for 3.5 hours each day
  • Numbers: 8 women maximum
  • Price: $550pp inc GST and booking fee

DAY ONE:

We meet at the Base House (2210 Moss Vale Rd Barrengarry 2577) in Kangaroo Valley at 9.00am. We will be organsing to leave our cars here. After a quick sorting out of gear and a group welcome, we jump on the shuttle bus to take the twenty-minute shuttle to Tallowa Dam.

It's 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 camp 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 relax around the fire (when permitted), with wine and cook up a healthy meal.

DAY TWO:

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.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • SLEEPING BAG
  • TENT (we have tents for hire $40 each) Please indicate when booking
  • CAMPING CHAIR
  • CAMPING PILLOW OR NORMAL PILLOW
  • SLEEPING MAT
  • HEAD TORCH WITH NEW BATTERY
  • PLEASE PACK 3L WATER. WE WILL SUPPLY ADDITIONAL FOR COOKING AND DRINKING
  • PERSONAL MEDICATION
  • RAIN COAT
  • A PAIR OF SHOES TO GET WET (or thongs)
  • CLOTHES TO GET CHANGED INTO AFTER DAY 2
  • WARM JACKET FOR COOLER MONTHS
  • HAT AND SUNGLASSES
  • TOILET ROLL
  • GOOD BOOK
  • 2X SOCKS
  • TOWEL & SWIMMERS
  • SUNSCREEN
  • DRY BAG IF YOU OWN. OTHERWISE WE PROVIDE 20L BAGS & BARRELS
  • CHANGE OF CLOTHES FOR NIGHT ON DAY 1 (Pack a warm jumper as it can get cold by the river)
  • UGG BOOTS ARE HANDY IN COOLER MONTHS
  • LUNCH DAY 1
  • BYO ALCOHOL (some wine provided by WWA)

INCLUDED:

  • ALL CANOE EQUIPMENT INCLUDING PFD'S
  • ADVENTURE GUIDE
  • MEALS (day 1 morning tea and afternoon tea + dinner)
  • MEALS (day 2 breakfast, morning tea & snacks)
  • SHUTTLE RETURN
  • ALL COOKING GEAR
  • EATING UTENSILS
  • FIRST AID
  • WASHING UP GEAR
  • WATERPROOF CONTAINERS FOR YOUR CAMPING GEAR
  • SKILLS BRIEFING TO LEVEL OF TOUR

If you have any questions about booking this trip, please contact our team womenwantadventure@outlook.com.

We're looking forward to seeing you soon,

Team Women Want Adventure

FAQ'S:

What if it s raining? Women Want Adventure trips still go ahead in all types of weather, unless electric storms. We 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.

Are there bathrooms on this trip? There are no flushing toilets on this trip or drop toilets. Your guide will instruct the group on a bush bathroom location and use appropriate methods to care for the environment. This means you will be going in the bush, and leaving no trace of paper or sanitary items.

Roughly how old are the women attending? Between 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. A basic level of fitness is required.

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.

What is the cancellation policy?

Please view our terms and conditions here and below for this trip:

Cancellation Policy Day Hikes, Day Kayaking, Overnight Hikes, Canyon Trips and Women's Adventure Escapes:

* A 75% refund (with the exception of the booking fee $12) will be made if you cancel any part of the reservation 31 days or more prior to the first day of the reservation.

* A 50% refund (with the exception of the booking fee - $12) will be made if you cancel any part of the reservation 15 to 30 days prior to the first day of the reservation.

* No refund will be made if you cancel any part of the reservation less than 10 days prior to the first day of the departure or any time after. This includes cancellation requests for illness and injury.

That is:

1. 0 to 10 days: No refund

2. 10 to 30 days: 50% refund (less booking fee - $12)

3. 31 or more days: 75% refund (less booking fee - $12)

Please be aware that if a participant cancels their trip once it commences or they do not show they also forfeit their full trip cost. Late arrival of a participant or participants on the day may also forfeit the full trip cost.

If you need to transfer to another date of the same trip, a $20 transfer fee applies. Transfers must be conducted outside the 30 day cancellation period.

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

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